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
July 12th, Sunday
Larry Vuckovich's Bay Area All-Stars featuring Jackie Ryan @ Filoli Gardens
Filoli Gardens and Merrilee Trost are presenting the wide-ranging musical palette of Larry Vuckovich's Beyond Category concept of various ensembles. Three of his successful bands will be on stage: the Dexter Gordon Tribute Quintet, Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet and his Latin band, La Orquesta El Vucko. Topping off this exciting offering is the soulful Jackie Ryan as the featured vocalist. Jackie's diverse repertoire will be right at home on this program, where she will be singing great standards, South American classics, blues and more. This truly is a musical journey through jazz.
Admission: $60 members; $70 non-members
Time: 1:30 to 4:00 PM
Tickets: http://www.filoli.org/jazz/#2 650 – 364 – 8300 ext 508
Featuring: Jackie Ryan, vocals/ Noel Jewkes / Rob Roth, tenors / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Josh Workman, guitar / Louis Romero and Hector Lugo, Latin percussionists/ Jeff Chambers, bass / Jon Arkin, drums
July 25th, Saturday
Duet Intimacy/Improvisational Dialogue – featuring Noel Jewkes on multi-reeds and Larry Vuckovich on piano, playing rare movie themes, including film noir, plus classic and contemporary jazz. The repertoire will also include originals, Balkan-Middle Eastern selections as well as rare standards and jazz tango.
Presenting classic rare standards, contemporary jazz, Latin – Brazilian, Middle-Eastern l Gypsy – Roma / Flamenco originals, plus bebop masters' compositions of Ellington / Strayhorn, blues and free improvisation. The multi-reed master, Noel Jewkes will be performing on several instruments including soprano, clarinet & flute. Noel and Larry will present an intimate musical dialogue with creative improvisational communications presenting originals and a rare movie themes including film noir. Forest Hill Christian Church offers a free parking lot as well as some refreshments.
Venue: Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco, CA
Admission: $20 Suggested Donation
Time: 7:30 PM
Information: (415) 566-1414 church phone; (415) 890-4342 concert ticket info
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Noel Jewkes, multi-reeds
July 31st, Friday
Larry Vuckovich's Beyond Category Trio, featuring the exciting young drummer, Jimmy Gallagher and veteran bassist, Doug Miller @ The Trident in Sausalito
Larry Vuckovich and the Beyond Category Trio, are featuring this evening the exciting young drummer, Jimmy Gallagher. Jimmy, one of the most authentic drummers in the Bay Area, who has made a detailed study of various styles of jazz drumming, is a most versatile drummer, fitting in with so many various areas of jazz. Swinging, veteran bassist, Doug Miller, has toured with the Ellington and Basie orchestras and has performed with numerous other greats including drummer Jimmy Cobb, James Moody, Dick Hyman, and numerous others. Looking forward to a swinging evening!
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 /Doug Miller, bass /Jimmy Gallagher, drums