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
June 25th, Sunday
Two-time Grammy winner, violinist Mads Tolling & Larry Vuckovich present Improvisational Dialogue @ Brannan's Grill in Calistoga
Mads Tolling, a two-time Grammy Award winner is a nationally renowned violinist and composer. He tours and performs all over the world and his recordings received rave reviews. The program will include originals by both Larry and Mads plus jazz standards, Latin, Brazilian, swinging selections and ethno-jazz. Larry's original "Scandinavian Waltz," dedicated to the great Scandinavian musicians will be played this evening. These two European born jazz musicians who have absorbed the American art form of jazz and offer their unique interpretation in a form of a musical conversation. This will be a special treat for Calistoga jazz listeners. Don't miss this one!
Venue: Brannan's Grill 1374 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA 94515
Admission: $20 on performance floor, $10 lower floor/bar area listening only
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Information: (707) 942-2233
Featuring: Mads Tolling, violin / Larry Vuckovich, piano
June 27th, Tuesday
Mads Tolling meets Noel Jewkes with Larry Vuckovich @ Seahorse in Sausalito
When jazz players meet for the first, there is usually an anticipation and excitement in the air between those musicians, which results in spontaneous, inspired playing. There will some creative interchange between Mads and Noel as the band will be performing interesting material, including originals, among which will be some great standards, Latin/Brazilian, contemporary jazz, including bluesy material, and more. Mads Tolling a two-time Grammy Award winner is an internationally renowned jazz violinist, violist and composer. His quartet has performed all over the world and his recordings have received rave reviews. The Copenhagen born artist is a force in the educational aspects of jazz and improvisation, teaching at Berkeley’s Jazzschool Conservatory. Noel Jewkes is revered by musicians, critics and music lovers alike as the premier sax player in the Bay Area. Accompanying Mads and Noel is a veteran rhythm section including Larry Vuckovich, Jeff Chambers and Jimmy Gallagher. Seahorse offers some great Italian food and wines.
Venue: Sausalito Seahorse 305 Harbor Dr., Sausalito, CA 94965
Admission: No cover charge!
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Information: (415) 331-2899
Featuring: Noel Jewkes, multi-reeds / Mads Tolling, violin / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass / Jimmy Gallagher, drums
July 8th, Saturday
Larry Vuckovich's All Star Quartet with Noel Jewkes, with special guest vocalist Valeriana Quevedo @ Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Larry Vuckovich and Noel Jewkes have an association that goes back to 1965 – a period of playing together for over 50 years developing a unique musical rapport. Their wide-ranging repertoire includes originals by both, plus classic jazz and rare standards, Latin/Brazilian, Balkan Middle Eastern selections, bluesy – funky boogaloo material & more. Vocalist/dancer/percussionist Valeriana Quevedo brings a special vocal program featuring melodic Mexican/South American boleros plus Great American Songbook standards. Sebastopol listeners will be treated to a program of diverse American jazz. Rounding out the group is seasoned veteran bassist Jeff Chambers along with the talented 19 year old Tim Angulo on drums.
Venue: Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S. High St., Sebastopol, CA 95472
Admission: $20 general / $10 students
Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Featuring: Valeriana Quevedo, vocals / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Noel Jewkes, multi-reeds / Jeff Chambers, bass / Tim Angulo, drums