August 19th, Sunday afternoon
Larry Vuckovich's Storytelling/Commentary/ Listening Session Presentation @ Bird & Beckett Books, San Francisco, CA.
Exciting Jazz Gems and Various Other Aspects of this Art Form: Recorded and Video performances by master jazz musicians from USA, Europe, Japan & World – Listening Session- Just like being at a Concert
Pianist Larry Vuckovich, having played throughout the years with so many jazz greats, has acquired an extensive repertoire of various jazz gems, including many interesting stories about the great musicians –the best America has to offer musically. He has a vast knowledge of American jazz recorded history which includes both instrumental & vocal masterpieces. In this storytelling/commentary presentation at Bird & Beckett Books, he will cover the gems of American jazz as well as some great jazz music from Europe, Japan & World.. Don’t miss this special program that shows the power of American jazz throughout the world. You will hear some inspired recordings plus videos leaving you in an uplifted mood and taking you on a musical journey.
Venue: Bird & Beckett Books and Records 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA 94131
Admission: $10 at the door, $5 students
Time: 2-4 PM
Information: (415) 586-3733
Tickets: Bird & Beckett Books and Records
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, commentary/storytelling
August 22nd, Wednesday
Larry Vuckovich, Kai Lyons & Sanna Craig in a Benefit Performance: One Artist Helping Another @ St. Seraphim Cathedral, Santa Rosa, CA.
An Evening of Jazz and Art: A jazz concert to help the Petaluma homeless artist Michael Koerber & wife Angela
Pianist Larry Vuckovich, along with a phenomenal young guitarist, Kai Lyons and Sanna Craig, are happy to do a jazz concert in Santa Rosa to help the homeless couple: Michael Koerber & wife Angela. The music program will include a wide variety of exciting selections. Michael Koerrber will have art for sale that evening as well. Please pass on this info to your friends. Also, jazz, is now seldom heard in Santa Rosa and this is a very good opportunity for people from that area to hear some creative jazz.
Venue: St. Seraphim Cathedral- 90 MountainView Ave. Santa Rosa, 95407
Admission: $30 at the door
Time: 7 PM
Information: (415) 586-3733
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano/Kai Lyons, guitar/Sanna Craig, vocals/percussion
September 9th, Sunday afternoon
Violin Summit: Premier Presentation of Two Jazz Violin Masters, Mads Tolling & Eric Golub- Engaging in stimulating jazz dialogue, with the Larry Vuckovich Powerhouse Trio @ Piedmont Piano
Larry Vuckovich presents a premier jazz violin summit with the two-time Grammy winner, Mads Tolling, and Eric Golub, the veteran jazz violinist, who played so compatibly with the great Bobby Hutcherson on Larry Vuckovich’s landmark recording, Blue Balkan. Mads Tolling is a very versatile violinist, with strong roots in jazz history and also open to all the modern ideas of the new music. Mads and Larry Vuckovich have done numerous close chemistry duets and this will be the first time that Mads will meet Eric Golub. Eric has a long history, gaining expertise in the music from Asia, Middle East, North Africa, and also has strong footing in the jazz tradition, performing, bebop, violin. These two violinists will bring their mutual experiences together, and this promises to be a must-see concert, where the audience will hear, fresh stimulating improvisation of wide ranging jazz ideas. Propelled by Larry Vuckovich’s Powerhouse Trio of Jeff Chambers and Jason Lewis, the music will produce some fireworks. Don't miss this concert!
Venue: Piedmont Piano 18th and San Pablo, Oakland, CA
Admission: $20 Donation
Time: 4:00 PM
Tickets: TicketTailor.com (510)547-8188
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Mads Tolling, violin/Eric Golub, violin, viola / Jeff Chambers, bass / Jason Lewis, drums
November 11th, Sunday
Celebrating Detroit's Great Jazz Legacy: Detroit produced the largest number of influential jazz greats – Second Part Rare Jazz instrumental / Vocal Gems with Larry Vuckovich @ California Jazz Conservatory – The JAZZSCHOOL
While many America’s major jazz cities produced a number of important jazz musicians, the city of Detroit leads this list by bringing out the largest number of jazz greats. Just check out some of these masters: Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Lucky Thompson, Wardell Gray, Yussef Lateef, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones, Donald Byrd, Terry Gibbs, Terry Pollard, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Paul Chambers, Pepper Adams, Joe Henderson, Sir Roland Hanna, Doug Watkins, Kenny Burrell, Charles McPherson, Sonny Red, Marcus Belgrave, Ron Carter, Alice McLeod (Coltrane), Betty Carter, Art Mardigan, Curtis Fuller, Louis Hayes, Billy Mitchell, Donald Walden, Sheila Jordan, Paul Keller, Chuck McPherson and there are more. Pianist Larry Vuckovich will showcase the music of these greats, noting their major stylistic influences which they contributed to jazz.… In the second part of this workshop, Larry Vuckovich will introduce the attendees to some more of rarely heard jazz vocal/instrumental gems – recordings that are obscure these days and need to be heard, due to the mark that they left on the jazz scene. Besides the musicians who attend these sessions, one does not have to be a musician to enjoy and learn some of this great history. A lot of past non-musician attendees have left these workshops inspired, leaving on a high note, having learned what they previously did not know. This is a premier presentation of this great Detroit theme – don't miss it!
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Admission: Advance $35 - Day of Workshop $45
Time: 12:00 PM (Noon) – 3:00 PM
Information: (510) 845-5373
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano