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
November 11th, Sunday
Celebrating Detroit's Great Jazz Legacy: Detroit produced the largest number of influential jazz greats – Second Part Rare Jazz instrumental / Vocal Gems with Larry Vuckovich @ California Jazz Conservatory – The JAZZSCHOOL
While many America’s major jazz cities produced a number of important jazz musicians, the city of Detroit leads this list by bringing out the largest number of jazz greats. Just check out some of these masters: Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Lucky Thompson, Wardell Gray, Yussef Lateef, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones, Donald Byrd, Terry Gibbs, Terry Pollard, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Paul Chambers, Pepper Adams, Joe Henderson, Sir Roland Hanna, Doug Watkins, Kenny Burrell, Charles McPherson, Sonny Red, Marcus Belgrave, Ron Carter, Alice McLeod (Coltrane), Frank Gant, Betty Carter, Art Mardigan, Curtis Fuller, Fred Mergy, Louis Hayes, Billy Mitchell, Donald Walden, Sheila Jordan, Paul Keller, Chuck McPherson, Al Obidinski and there are more. Pianist Larry Vuckovich will showcase the music of these greats, noting their major stylistic influences which they contributed to jazz.… In the second part of this workshop, Larry Vuckovich will introduce the attendees to some more of rarely heard jazz vocal/instrumental gems – recordings that are obscure these days and need to be heard, due to the mark that they left on the jazz scene. Besides the musicians who attend these sessions, one does not have to be a musician to enjoy and learn some of this great history. A lot of past non-musician attendees have left these workshops inspired, leaving on a high note, having learned what they previously did not know. This is a premier presentation of this great Detroit theme – don't miss it!
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Admission: Advance $35 - Day of Workshop $45
Time: 12:00 PM (Noon) – 3:00 PM
Information: (510) 845-5373
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano
November 17th, Saturday
Dynamic, Soulful, World-Class Vocalist Jackie Ryan with Larry Vuckovich Trio @ San Ramon Library
Jackie Ryan is one of the most soulful, dynamic vocalists on the jazz scene today. She has received throughout the years some of the best possible press and accolades from top critics. Her CDs always make the number one spot on the national radio charts. Jackie's also one of the most versatile, if not the most versatile vocalist in the world today. Besides singing in English, she sings authentically in Spanish, Portuguese, French & Italian. Her pronunciation and interpretation is the real deal – her soulful delivery with honest emotion, moves the audiences deeply. For this concert, she will be presenting her creative, diverse material of great standards and the world music selections mentioned above. Accompanied by the veteran trio of pianist Larry Vuckovich, bassist Jeff Chambers and drummer Leon Joyce, this is a concert not to be missed!
Venue: San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon, CA
Admission: $25 general, $20 students
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Information: San Ramon Library
Tickets: Box Office: (925) 973-3343
Featuring: Jackie Ryan, vocals / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass / Leon Joyce, drums
November 23, Friday
Eric Golub and Larry Vuckovich Duo – A Diverse Musical Journey, plus a Balkan Touch @ Point Richmond Jazz
This is an intimate duet format displaying close musical chemistry between violinist Eric Golub and Larry Vuckovich. They go back to 1980 recording on Larry’s landmark, pioneering album, Blue Balkan featuring the great Bobby Hutcherson. They will perform a number of Balkan Ethnic, Gypsy-Roma selections plus jazz classics, rare standards, South American boleros, Brazilian, blues and more. Don’t miss this!
Venue: Point Richmond Jazz, 201 Martina St. Richmond, CA 94801
Admission: $18.00, online; $25.00 at the door
Time: 7:30 PM
Featuring: Eric Golub, violin, Viola/ Larry Vuckovich, piano