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
February 14th, Thursday [SOLD OUT]
Valentine’s Romantic/Swinging Jazz Featuring Exceptional Vocalist Charity Goodin-Sanen with the Larry Vuckovich Powerhouse Trio, February 14th Thursday, 7pm @ Oakmont Berger Center, Santa Rosa
Exceptional vocalist Charity Goodin - Sanen has sung with the Santa Rosa Symphony and has a wide ranging repertoire including the Great American Songbook, plus the famous international songs. She sings in foreign languages, and also has a strong feeling for jazz and improvisation. She will present some beautiful romantic songs, as well as the Latin/Brazilian and swinging selections. Pianist Larry Vuckovich, having played throughout the years with so many jazz greats, which includes accompanying such vocalists as Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Jon Hendricks, Anita O'Day, has gained a special ability for accompanying singers. His Powerhouse Trio with the master bassist Jeff Chambers, and the seasoned tasteful drummer, Jason Lewis will additionally perform selections on their own. This will be a night, not to be missed! Please contact your friends since this type of music doesn't occur in this area very often.
Venue: Berger Center 6575 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
Admission: $25 at the door
Time: 7:00 PM
Information: call 707-537-7720
Featuring: Charity Goodin-Sanen, vocals/Larry Vuckovich, piano/Jeff Chambers, bass/Jason Lewis, drums
March 2nd, Saturday
The Music of Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane & Blues, featuring the former Count Basie alumni vocalist, Jamie Davis with Larry Vuckovich & Jeff Chambers @ JB Piano Company in San Rafael
Jamie Davis, the former Count Basie vocalist is one of the top jazz male singers in the world today. Jamie has gained international acclaimed and travels throughout the world frequently. He possesses a deep, rich baritone voice, not only well suited for great blues singing, but also for romantic ballads. This evening’s program features music from the acclaimed CD: Johnny Hartman with John Coltrane. Accompanied by two jazz veterans, Larry Vuckovich and Jeff Chambers, this is a program not to be missed! Refreshments including various wines and cheeses are available.
Venue: JB Piano Company 540 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Admission: $25 donation suggested
Time: doors open at 6:30 PM-program starts at 7:30pm
Information: (510) 845-5373
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Featuring: Jamie Davis, vocals / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass
Sunday, March 3rd Sunday Afternoon
Maxine Gordon's Book Presentation: Sophisticated Giant – The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon @ Piedmont Piano/Sunday Afternoon
EXTRA FEATURE: Larry Vuckovich Performed with Dexter Gordon in Denmark and Austria. He will present some Dexter Gordon's music in the second set with tenor saxophonist Rob Roth, and bassist Jeff Chambers
Larry Vuckovich worked with Dexter Gordon at the famous Montmartre Club in Copenhagen in the early 60s. Six years later, he reunited with Dexter and performed at an international festival in Austria at the beautiful lake Ossiach in 1969. Larry gained important knowledge from Dexter, and later when he returned to the States, he formed the Dexter Gordon Tribute Quintet, which has had successful performances at Yoshi's and at the Stanford Jazz Festival. He knows the music of Dexter Gordon first hand, and today along with Rob Roth, and Jeff Chambers, they will be playing in the second set some classic Dexter's originals, as well as his other famous hits. Please try to come and hear some authentic bebop.
Venue: Piedmont Piano New Oakland Store 18th and San Pablo, Oakland, CA
Time: 4:00 PM Sunday Afternoon
Information: (510) 547-8188
Featuring: Rob Roth, tenor / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass
March 10th, Sunday Afternoon
Internationally Acclaimed Jazz/Multilingual Vocalist- Jackie Ryan, with Larry Vuckovich & Jeff Chambers @ Wunderman House in Mountain View
Jackie Ryan, called by Jazz Times “One of the outstanding vocalists of her generation, and possibly of all time.” Jackie comes for the first time to the Wunderman House in Mountain View. She will be singing her amazingly diverse program of swinging standards, Latin/Brazilian classics including beautiful boleros, sambas plus blues, soulful selections, and her beautiful romantic ballads. This trio combination with pianist Larry Vuckovich and bassist Jeff chambers, showcases close musical chemistry. There have been performing since the 90s and have developed a powerful presentation. Don't miss this special program in this unique, former speakeasy, which now is a comfortable residential home with an excellent acoustical concert venue. Refreshments including various wines and cheeses are available.
Venue: Wunderman House 655 Eunice Avenue Mountain View, CA 94040
Admission: $25 donation suggested
Tickets/Information: Ilona Obrien- email@example.com
Featuring: Jackie Ryan, vocals / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass