Listen: Hear the Stoltzman's Interview and Performance
Richard and Peter John Stoltzman in NPR's Studio 4A.
For Father's Day, NPR's Fred Child welcomes the father-and-son duo of Richard and Peter John Stoltzman to Studio 4A.
Richard Stoltzman is a respected master of the clarinet, winner of two Grammy Awards and participant on over 50 albums. A longtime member of the classical Tashi ensemble, Stolzman is accomplished in the jazz world as well.
Peter John Stoltzman started taking piano lessons at 5, but wanted to quit at 9 after his family moved to Boston. His parents found a new teacher who specialized in jazz piano, and Peter John soon decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional musician.
Peter John is a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music and he recently earned a master's degree in jazz composition from the New England Conservatory of Music.
They play Peter John's "Lullaby" as well as his arrangement of "My Funny Valentine" and Dave Brubeck's "Blue Rondo Alla Turk."