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 19th, Sunday afternoon
Larry Vuckovich's Storytelling/Commentary/ Listening Session Presentation @ Bird & Beckett Books, San Francisco, CA.
Exciting Jazz Gems and Various Other Aspects of this Art Form: Recorded and Video performances by master jazz musicians from USA, Europe, Japan & World – Listening Session- Just like being at a Concert
Pianist Larry Vuckovich, having played throughout the years with so many jazz greats, has acquired an extensive repertoire of various jazz gems, including many interesting stories about the great musicians –the best America has to offer musically. He has a vast knowledge of American jazz recorded history which includes both instrumental & vocal masterpieces. In this storytelling/commentary presentation at Bird & Beckett Books, he will cover the gems of American jazz as well as some great jazz music from Europe, Japan & World.. Don’t miss this special program that shows the power of American jazz throughout the world. You will hear some inspired recordings plus videos leaving you in an uplifted mood and taking you on a musical journey.
Venue: Bird & Beckett Books and Records 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA 94131
Admission: $10 at the door, $5 students
Time: 2-4 PM
Information: (415) 586-3733
Tickets: Bird & Beckett Books and Records
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, commentary/storytelling
August 22nd, Wednesday
Larry Vuckovich, Kai Lyons & Sanna Craig in a Benefit Performance: One Artist Helping Another @ St. Seraphim Cathedral, Santa Rosa, CA.
An Evening of Jazz and Art: A jazz concert to help the Petaluma homeless artist Michael Koerber & wife Angela
Pianist Larry Vuckovich, along with a phenomenal young guitarist, Kai Lyons and Sanna Craig, are happy to do a jazz concert in Santa Rosa to help the homeless couple: Michael Koerber & wife Angela. The music program will include a wide variety of exciting selections. Michael Koerrber will have art for sale that evening as well. Please pass on this info to your friends. Also, jazz, is now seldom heard in Santa Rosa and this is a very good opportunity for people from that area to hear some creative jazz.
Venue: St. Seraphim Cathedral- 90 MountainView Ave. Santa Rosa, 95407
Admission: $30 at the door
Time: 7 PM
Information: (415) 586-3733
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano/Kai Lyons, guitar/Sanna Craig, vocals/percussion
September 9th, Sunday afternoon
Violin Summit: Premier Presentation of Two Jazz Violin Masters, Mads Tolling & Eric Golub- Engaging in stimulating jazz dialogue, with the Larry Vuckovich Powerhouse Trio @ Piedmont Piano
Larry Vuckovich presents a premier jazz violin summit with the two-time Grammy winner, Mads Tolling, and Eric Golub, the veteran jazz violinist, who played so compatibly with the great Bobby Hutcherson on Larry Vuckovich’s landmark recording, Blue Balkan. Mads Tolling is a very versatile violinist, with strong roots in jazz history and also open to all the modern ideas of the new music. Mads and Larry Vuckovich have done numerous close chemistry duets and this will be the first time that Mads will meet Eric Golub. Eric has a long history, gaining expertise in the music from Asia, Middle East, North Africa, and also has strong footing in the jazz tradition, performing, bebop, violin. These two violinists will bring their mutual experiences together, and this promises to be a must-see concert, where the audience will hear, fresh stimulating improvisation of wide ranging jazz ideas. Propelled by Larry Vuckovich’s Powerhouse Trio of Jeff Chambers and Jason Lewis, the music will produce some fireworks. Don't miss this concert!
Venue: Piedmont Piano 18th and San Pablo, Oakland, CA
Admission: $20 Donation
Time: 4:00 PM
Tickets: TicketTailor.com (510)547-8188
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Mads Tolling, violin/Eric Golub, violin, viola / Jeff Chambers, bass / Jason Lewis, drums