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 15th, Friday
Larry Vuckovich's Beyond Category Trio, featuring the exciting young drummer, Hamir Atwal and veteran bassist, Jeff Chambers @ The Trident in Sausalito
Larry Vuckovich and the Beyond Category Trio, are featuring this evening the exciting young drummer, Hamir Atwal. Hamir, one of the most sought after drummers in the Bay Area, is stylistically, a most versatile drummer, fitting in with so many various areas of jazz. Swinging, veteran bassist, Jeff Chambers, who has performed with such masters as Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal, and Buddy Montgomery,completes the rhythm team. Along with Sanna Craig, a special guest, on Latin percussion / vocals, this will be an evening of swinging, creative jazz.
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: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Jeff Chambers, bass / Hamir Atwal, drums / Sanna Craig, Latin percussion & vocals.
August 17th, Sunday
Claire Daly with Larry Vuckovich Trio @ Cathi Walkup's Bird's Nest house concert
Coming off an inspiring concert at Fort Bragg's Sequoia Room with New York baritone saxophonist Claire Daly, Larry Vuckovich's Trio accompanies Claire in the East Bay at Cathi Walkups's Bird Nest house concert. Six time winner of the Downbeat’s Critics Poll, “Talent Deserving Wider Recognitiion,” Claire has become recognized as one of the new, creative, lyrical voices on the baritone. She has received top reviews from Jazz Improv, and All About Jazz.Com. Her recording “Baritone Monk” features some of Monk’s top classic originals. Backed by Larry Vuckovich’s swinging trio, including the exciting young drummer, Hamir Atwal, and Claire Daly's New York bassist, Mary Ann McSweeney, this house concert will be another swinger!
Venue: Cathi Walkup's Bird's Nest 2875 Glascock St., Oakland, CA (Waterpark Loft, #109 off the courtyard)
Admission: $25 general
Time: 5:00 PM
Featuring: Claire Daly, baritone sax / Larry Vuckovich, piano /Mary Ann McSweeney, bass/ Hamir Atwal, drums
September 14th, Sunday
Larry Vuckovich's Vince Guaraldi Tribute Ensemble @ Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society.
Larry Vuckovich, who was Vince Guaraldi's only student and who performed in Vince's two-piano quintet Powder Keg, presents an authentic, first hand musical portrait of the Bay Area native and internationally acclaimed pianist: The Jazz & Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi. Larry Vuckovich will perform a premier of Vince's original composition – having never been recorded by Vince. Vince's famous duets with Bola Sete will also be showcased. In addition, the program will include Vince Guaraldi's foremost, first choice, 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: Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Road Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Time: 4:30-7:30 PM
Tickets: (650) 726-4143
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Josh Workman, guitar / John Santos, Latin percussion / Seward McCain, bass / Akira Tana, drums