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
August 20th, Sunday Afternoon
Celia Malheiros with Larry Vuckovich Trio @ Immanuel Lutheran Church in Los Altos
Celia Malheiros' music is unique. A native of Rio, a prolific composer, songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and impressive singer, Celia is self-taught, eclectic, and rooted in the myriad of folkloric sounds of her native Brazil and equally immersed in the universality of her adopted country – American jazz. With her own band she has performed throughout the U.S. at venues including the Monterey and San Francisco jazz festivals. She has toured Europe, the U.S., South America, and Asia as a solo artist as well as with her band, tRIO. She has received commissions from Wheaton College Choir and Akat Dance Company. Celia gives lectures, clinics and masters classes worldwide. Larry Vuckovich has produced top charting CDs, toured Europe, as well as performing at New York's Lincoln Center Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and the major jazz festivals on the West Coast. Jeff Chambers will hold down the bass line with his well known and beloved groove.
Venue: Immanuel Lutheran Church – 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA 94024
Admission: $20 Donation
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Information: (650) 987-4906
Featuring: Celia Malheiros, vocals, multi-instruments / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass
September 1st, Friday 7:30 pm- 10 pm
Larry Vuckovich's Three Generations in Jazz Trio Featuring Michael Zisman and Jimmy Gallagher @ Café Pink House in Saratoga, CA.
Veteran, internationally acclaimed pianist Larry Vuckovich, who is in his 81st year, brings a swinging trio of three different generations to Café Pink House. Together this trio will combine their collective experiences and present a night of swinging jazz, including bebop contemporary jazz, bluesy/funky sounds, Latin/Brazilian, Balkan Ethnic and other world music. Bassist Mike Zisman who is 50, and the youngest member, the drummer Jimmy Gallagher in his mid-30's. Mike Zisman has spent 20 years on the New York Jazz scene performing with the greats such as George Coleman, Phil Woods, Harold Mayburn & more. Jimmy Gallagher has been performing concerts with acclaimed musicians as Andrew Speight, Noel Jewkes, Jeff Chambers, and also performs and studies regularly in New York with a number of jazz legends. Pianist Larry Vuckovich has worked with such masters as Philly Joe Jones, Dexter Gordon, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, just to name a few. Don't miss this special performance.
Venue: Café Pink House 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Admission: $18 advance, $21 at the door
Time: 7:30 – 10 PM
Information: (408) 647-2273
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Mike Zisman, bass / Jimmy Gallagher, drums
September 9th, Saturday
Two-time Grammy winner, violinist Mads Tolling & Larry Vuckovich present Improvisational Dialogue @ JB Piano in San Rafael.
Mads Tolling, a two-time Grammy Award winner is a nationally renowned violinist and composer. He tours and performs all over the world and his recordings received rave reviews. The program will include originals by both Larry and Mads plus jazz standards, Latin, Brazilian, swinging selections and ethno-jazz. Larry's original "Scandinavian Waltz," dedicated to the great Scandinavian musicians will be played this evening. These two European born jazz musicians who have absorbed the American art form of jazz and offer their unique interpretation in a form of a musical conversation.
Venue: JB Piano Company 540 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Admission: $20 donation suggested
Time: doors open at 7:30 PM
Information: (510) 845-5373 Brown Paper Tickets
Featuring: Mads Tolling, violin / Larry Vuckovich, piano