JAZZ PIANO MASTERS with Larry Vuckovich
May 17, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Forest Hill Concerts
Jazzschool Community Music School
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
For both musicians and fans, renowned pianist Larry Vuckovich offers a unique workshop highlighting the different historic periods of jazz piano. As in past workshops, he will feature recordings of the masters and also personally demonstrate their signature styles. The last workshop in November featured the Unsung Heroes of Jazz Piano — lesser known but true jazz masters who have made an impact on the history of this music. This workshop will highlight some of the earlier established masters as well as giving focus on the later ones. In particular pianist Albert Dailey will be featured. Albert's wide ranging style covered traditional swinging jazz of bebop era, post-bop, contemporary jazz and also included a strong classical connection that exposed his masterful touch on the piano. Also featured in this workshop will be the amazing Terry Pollard, who Barry Harris gives such praise saying that she was ahead of all of them during the development of bebop style in the late 40s and mid 50s. Additional focus will be given to other deserving Unsung Heroes as Horace Parlan, Sir Roland Hanna, Carl Perkins, Victor Feldman, and Duke Pearson.
Larry Vuckovich gained first-hand knowledge from performances or recordings with many of the jazz greats including Dexter Gordon, Charles McPherson, Charlie Haden, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Billy Higgins, Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones. Larry has been associated with several piano icons, such as Bud Powell, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and as the only student of Vince Guaraldi.