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
September 19th, Friday
Larry Vuckovich's Beyond Category Trio, featuring the authentic Puerto Rican Latin/jazz percussionist Hector Lugo @ The Trident in Sausalito
Larry Vuckovich and the Beyond Category Trio, are featuring this evening the creative Latin and jazz percussionist Hector Lugo, who is featured on several of Larry’s CDs. Hector is steeped in Latin tradition and often presents authentic Caribbean music blended with jazz. He’s also an excellent swinging jazz percussionist who is a part of Larry’s La Orquesta El Vucko. Hector is an excellent vocalist and will do a few selections of Latin classic boleros. John Wiitala is a versatile and creative bassist, being at home in both jazz and Latin genres. Along with Sanna Craig, a special guest, on Latin percussion / vocals, this will be an evening of memorable Latin music.
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 / Hector Lugo, Latin percussion, vocals / John Wiitala, bass / Sanna Craig, Latin percussion & vocals
October 11th, Saturday
Larry Vuckovich La Orquesta El Vucko, featuring the exciting rhythm team of two Latin masters: timbalero Luis Romero & conguero Hector Lugo @ JB Piano Co. – San Rafael
Larry Vuckovich's La Orquesta El Vucko performs an all Latin program at the JB Piano Showroom. This evening's concert will present classic Latin and jazz standards featuring a stellar cast of the most seasoned Latin jazz musicians, such as master timbalero Luis Romero, conguero Hector Lugo, and veteran bassist Doug Miller. The repertoire will include special selections by Thelonious Monk in Latin style, as well as rare classic standards in bolero rhythm. Conguero Hector Lugo, possessing a beautiful romantic voice, will sing attractive Latin songs. The news of the revival of La Orquesta El Vucko has created a lot of positive buzz among the Bay Area jazz and Latin lovers.
Venue: The J-B Piano Company 540 Irwin St., San Rafael, CA 94901
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Time: 7:30 PM. Two sets
Information: (415) 456-9280
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Luis Romero, timbales / Hector Lugo, congas / Doug Miller, bass
October 17, Friday
Reese Erlich presents Jazz & Syria – A Musical Program @ Freight & Salvage
Jazz interpretation of Arabic music and an update on Syrian conflict. Noted author and lecturer, Reese Erlich has written a number of books, including Target Iraq, and Dateline Havana. This evening Reese will give an update on the Syrian conflict and will present musicians interpreting the ethnic compositions from that region, combined with jazz improvisation.
Master Middle Eastern percussionist Vince Delgado along with pianist Larry Vuckovich, violinist Erik Golub and Coralie Russo on oud, will play a number of ethnic pieces of Arabic music from that area of the world, combined with jazz improvisation. All of these musicians have performed and are at home with various world music forms that lend themselves to creative jazz improvisation.
Venue: Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
Admission: $17 advance / $22 at the door
Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: (510) 644-2020 / email@example.com
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Eric Golub, violin – Viola / Vince Delgado, dumbek – Middle Eastern percussion / Coralie Russo, Oud /