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
March 12th, Sunday afternoon
Internationally acclaimed vocalist Jackie Ryan sings the Great American Songbook, plus Jazz & World Music Classics @ Brannan’s in Calistoga
Jackie's current CD, "Listen Here", featuring the renowned John Clayton Trio, (John is a Grammy Award winning bassist, took the #1 spot on America's Jazz Chart remaining there for 8 weeks. Jackie's last few CD's consistently reached the number one place on national radio airplay charts. One of the most versatile vocalists in jazz, Jackie possesses a most wide ranging repertoire including special standards, jazz-bebop classics/ vocalese, Latin American Boleros, Brazilian hits, soulful Blues, jazz interpretations of French and Italian standards. Larry and Jackie have a twenty year history of working together. Their dynamic musical chemistry is on a level matching other well known vocal/ piano duos. Their recordings received top reviews and they have toured in Europe… This will be a special treat to bring jazz to Calistoga after a number of years absence.
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/tickets: (707) 942-2233 Link →
Featuring: Jackie Ryan, vocals / Larry Vuckovich, piano
March 18th, Saturday
Noel Jewkes/Larry Vuckovich Quartet @ Immanuel Lutheran Church of Los Altos –. Noel and Larry are celebrating their 51st year of association, going back to 1965 with Jon Hendricks. This combination of musicians was actually Noel Jewkes Quartet during the 90s.
They will perform classic rare standards, originals by both Noel and Larry, contemporary jazz, Brazilian, Middle-Eastern / Gypsy – Roma and more. Bassist Perry Thoorsell, an outstanding musician, is the Praise Team Coordinator of this church. Perry, along with the master drummer, Akira Tana complete the quartet. We hope you will join us for this special event.
Venue: Immanuel Lutheran Church – 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA 94024
Admission: $20 Donation
Time: 8:00 PM
Information: (650) 987-4906
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Noel Jewkes, multi-reeds / Perry Thoorsell, bass / Akira Tana, drums
March 21st, Tuesday
Noel Jewkes Quartet @ Sea Horse in Sausalito – Noel Jewkes, one of the great, nationally respected multi-reed musicians presents his Quartet including Larry Vuckovich. This evening Noel presents two seasoned, sophisticated vocalists: Steve Situm and Wanda Stafford
The Quartet will open with some instrumentals followed by the vocal presentation. Steve and Wanda will sing special standards. Joining the quartet are bassist Adam Gay and Jack Dorsey on drums. Regarding food, Sea Horse has an excellent menu.
Venue: http://www.sausalitoseahorse.com/ 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 / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Adam Gay, bass / Jack Dorsey, drums