The divine Jessica Molaskey is currently appearing at The Café Carlyle alongside her renowned husband, John Pizzarelli (who was our first ever “On the Couch with…” subject) in John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey: The Heart of a Saturday Night. They continue to prove themselves to be the best jazz duo in town, if not the world. In his review of the show, Stephen Holden of The New York Times calls them “a musical match made in heaven.” We are delighted to get her on our couch!
The Heart of Saturday Night is not to be missed! For reservations please call 212-744-1600. For additional information, visit http://www.thecarlyle.com.
Q: What do you consider to be your best asset?
A: My asset.
Q: What was your proudest moment?
A: Giving birth to our beautiful daughter/ watching her get an ‘A’ in Algebra.
Q: What is your favorite drink?
A: A lovely buttery Chardonnay…I’m soaking in it!
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: John Pizzarelli’s Osso Buco.
Q: What is your favorite condiment?
A: Salty salt.
Q: What is your current obsession?
A: Trying to do Yoga without passing out.
Q: If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Q: What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
A: To sing a song with Barbara Cook.
Q: What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Q: What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
A: Reading the New York Times.
Q: What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
A: Opening night at the Café Carlyle.
Q: What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A: That funny is usually better than the alternative.
Q: What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A: The Irish penchant for staring off into the distance and humming “Danny Boy” on cold, dark, winter days.
Q: What in the world most thrills you?
A: Singing with my husband….and other things.
Q: What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
A: Auto tune.
Q: What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
A: I was in the musical Cats….( as if that weren't embarrassing enough,) ..one evening my tail caught hold of a laundry basket on the way to the stage and a rather large brassiere hooked on to the bottom of it. I spent the entire 2nd act dragging underwear around the stage while my fellow actors jumped on it like little kittens.
Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: Our lake house in upstate New York and The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, CA.
Q: What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
A: Must be kind and hilarious.
Q: Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
A: Love cats but they don't love me. They make me sneeze.
Q: What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
A: A person would call me and offer me the lead in a really good Broadway show and I wouldn't have to go to Cleveland for nine months before it came into town.
Q: What is your personal motto?
A: SHOW UP!