Somethin' Special (2011) Somethin' Special creates a strong 'Blue Note' flavor of soulful, swinging jazz. The selections reflect the pianist's important early influences, honoring the jazz masters who inspired him when he first began playing jazz.Read more →
High Wall Real Life Film Noir (2008) High Wall: Real Life Film Noir is the sequel to the Larry Vuckovich Street Scene, which placed #1 on XM Satellite Radio for six weeks and hit the Top 10 of JazzWeek and college radio charts.Read more →
Street Scene (2006) Street Scene distills a lifetime journey through jazz of a versatile pianist who has performed with many jazz giants of yesterday and today. Larry Vuckovich has worked with the likes of Dexter Gordon, Philly Joe Jones, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Charles McPherson and others.Read more →
Welcome to the online home of Larry Vuckovich
Called by Barry Harris "one of the premier west coast pianists." You can hear selections from Larry's latest CDs, Somethin' Special, High Wall, Street Scene, Reunion, Blue Balkan", and Young At Heart", check out photos, see Larry's scheduled appearances, and more. Enjoy the hard-swinging, post-bop, contemporary jazz and world music from this exceptional musician's site. Listen to Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Show featuring Larry. While in New York Larry also performed at the Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club. Also check out the Chuck Sher's newly released "European Real Book" featuring "the best in contemporary jazz from Europe" which includes two of Larry Vuckovich's originals and compositions from other famous musicians such as Toots Thielmans, Joe Zawinul, Django Reinhardt, Victor Feldman and others. Lastly, listen to audio samples of many of Larry's releases!
Larry Vuckovich Hits #2 on Swiss National Radio Jazz Popularity Poll
Swiss National Radio jazz listeners voted Larry Vuckovich's Beyond Category music at #2 on it's Popularity Poll for the week of October 13–20, 2010. The highly creative, versatile jazz pianist placed just behind the fans' #1 favorite, the renowned Jeff Hamilton Trio. View the poll →
Upcoming Concerts & Events
April 20th, Sunday
Larry Vuckovich Beyond Category Trio @ Easter Brunch - Grand Hyatt on Union Square
Larry Vuckovich’s home base for a period of 13 years, was atop the Grand Hyatt on Union Square, where he was the resident pianist and music director. In between that time frame, Larry spent 5 successful years performing in New York at major jazz venues, as well as being the resident pianist at New York’s Parker Meridien Hotel on West 57th Street. Larry Vuckovich is excited to be back at the Grand Hyatt for Easter Brunch in a trio format – atop the 36th floor.
Venue: The Grand Hyatt on Union Square 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California, USA, 94108
Time: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Information: (415) 848-6187 Web Page
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Mike Hallesy, bass / Sanna Craig, drums / Latin percussion
April 25th, Friday
Larry Vuckovich Beyond Category Trio, featuring the talented/versatile guitarist, Josh Workman @ The Trident in Sausalito
Guitarist Josh Workman has been praised by such master guitarists as Jim Hall, Gene Bertoncini, and Peter Bernstein. Here is a quote from Jim Hall "I was knocked out by Josh Workman's CD, Jumpin' At The Border. It's great to hear a fresh, new voice in Jazz guitar emerging on the scene."This evenings program will present some of the special selections from his CD including originals, boleros, Brazilian, and swing/bebop. Veteran bassist Doug Miller joins the trio along with Sanna Craig on bongos/Latin percussion.
Venue: The Trident in Sausalito 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
Admission: No cover – Cocktails, dinner and appetizers are available.
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Information: (415) 331–3232
Featuring: Josh Workman, guitar / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Perry Thoorsell, bass / Sanna Craig, bongos
April 26th, Saturday
Vince Guaraldi Tribute Concert – Premiere Performance for Palo Alto Jazz Alliance presented by Dr. Herb Wong
Introducing an original by Vince (previously unrecorded) and also giving a sample to the audience of Vince's recorded version of this beautiful piece.
Dr. Herb Wong, one of the Bay Area’s premier impresarios presents Larry Vuckovich’s, Vince Guaraldi Tribute Ensemble. Larry who was Vince Guaraldi's only student and who played in Vince's two-piano quintet Powder Keg, showcases an authentic musical portrait of the Bay Area native and internationally acclaimed pianist. The theme of the evening is “The Jazz & Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi”. Larry Vuckovich will premier Vince's original composition – a beautiful previously unrecorded jazz waltz. Vince's famous duets with Bola Sete will also be heard. The program will include Vince Guaraldi's favorite musical format: his repertoire of swinging jazz, Latin/Brazilian, as well as some of his pop hits including "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "Charlie Brown Christmas Tune", and a selection from "Peanuts", which are all swinging jazz pieces.
Venue: Community School of Music and Arts – Tateuchi Hall
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA
Admission: $40 General, $35 PAJA members, $15 Students
Time: 7:30 PM
Featuring: Josh Workman, guitar / Noel Jewkes / Larry Vuckovich, piano / John Santos, Latin/Brazilian percussion / Seward McCain, bass /Akira Tana, drums