Schedule Upcoming Concerts & Events in 2016 & 2017
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

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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

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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: 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

March 25th, Saturday

Rob Roth/Larry Vuckovich Quartet perform the music from the Blue Note repertoire: Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Lee Morgan & more @ JB Piano Company
Originally from Philadelphia, Rob is an authentic, East Coast hard bop, contemporary style tenor saxophonist. This should be a most stimulating night, featuring the classic Blue Note masters mentioned above. The trio includes three veterans with Larry Vuckovich, Jeff Chambers and Akira Tana. Don’t miss this hot, swinging night!

Venue: The JB Piano Co. 540 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Admission: $20 at the door.
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Tickets: Call 415-456-9280
Featuring: Rob Roth, saxophone / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass / Akira Tana, drums

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April 2nd, Sunday afternoon

Duet Conversation/Musical Dialogue with first call guitarist Josh Workman and Larry Vuckovich @ Brannan’s in Calistoga
Josh Workman, a first call guitarist in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, has performed, recorded and toured with top names. His recent move to LA is gaining him further recognition. Josh is a member of Larry Vuckovich’s Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet including acclaimed performances at SF Jazz Center’s Miner Auditorium and at the Monterey Jazz Festival receiving a standing ovation. Josh and Larry go back a number of years through recordings and performances which include a duet presentation at Piedmont Piano doing the music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall. At Brannan’s they will include some of those selections as well as some of Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete hits. They will also cover some tracks from Josh’s highly acclaimed CD Jumpin’ At The Border as well as some originals by Josh and Larry. Don’t miss this stimulating exchange of a musical dialogue, various rhythms, bluesy/funky flavored music, as well as classic rare standards.

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
Featuring: Josh Workman, guitar / Larry Vuckovich, piano

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April 15, Saturday (not the official tax date)

Larry Vuckovich's Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet @Abraham Lincoln High School SF – Vince's alma mater
Larry Vuckovich is honored to bring a tribute to his former teacher Vince Guaraldi to Abraham Lincoln High School, SF – Vince Guaraldi’s alma mater. Vince Guaraldi, the legendary San Fran jazz figure and class of ' 46, left an impressive legacy contributing to San Francisco’s jazz scene. Larry Vuckovich, from the Lincoln High School Class of ' 56, was Vince Guaraldi's only student. Larry performed in Vince's two-piano quintet Powder Keg. Larry presents an authentic, first hand musical portrait of the Bay Area native and internationally acclaimed pianist: The Jazz & Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi. Our Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet was honored to have been invited and performed at the prestigious Monterey and San Francisco Jazz Festivals, plus the LA Jazz Institute Festival which paid tribute to a number of the great West Coast jazz musicians who were an integral part at Hermosa Beach Lighthouse. Vince Guaraldi performed at the Lighthouse at various times with such greats as Stan Levey, Conte Candoli, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Rosolino, and numerous others. Larry Vuckovich will perform a premier of Vince's original composition, "Blue Lullaby" – never recorded by Vince. Vince's famous duets with Bola Sete will also be showcased. In addition, the program will include Vince Guaraldi's foremost, first choice, repertoire of swinging jazz, Latin/Brazilian, as well as some of his pop hits including "Cast Your Fate To The Wind". Also on the program, the quintet will perform Cal Tjader's hip mambo "Viva Cepeda" dedicated to Orlando Cepeda.

Venue: Lincoln High School, 2162 24th Ave. at Quintara, S.F. (Lincoln Main Auditorium)
Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $5 students
Time: 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:15 PM)
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Massanari, guitar / John Santos, Latin percussion / Jeff Chambers, bass / Leon Joyce, drums

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"Long before there was a Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco, there were brilliant high school musicians. Jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich, who graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956, is returning to the school on April 15 for a Vince Guaraldi tribute concert that will help raise money for the school’s music programs. Composer/performer Guaraldi — who wrote “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” and was Vuckovich’s private music teacher — had graduated from Lincoln 10 years before his student. Vuckovich’s wish is not only to raise money, but also to ensure that Guaraldi’s place in the school’s galaxy of stars is guaranteed." Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, February 20, 2017

April 22nd, Saturday

Two-time Grammy winner, violinist Mads Tolling & Larry Vuckovich present Improvisational Dialogue @ Forest Hill Concerts.
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. The Forest Hill Concert venue features a beautiful Steinway, excellent acoustics, refreshments and offers a most convenient free parking lot. This is a first time meeting of 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.

Venue: Forest Hill Concerts Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco, CA
Admission: $20 Suggested Donation
Time: 7:30 PM
Information: (415) 890-4342
Featuring: Mads Tolling, violin / Larry Vuckovich, piano

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April 30th, Sunday afternoon

Swing Era Hits: Music of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Count Basie & Tommy Dorsey, featuring Jackie Ryan and former Basie drummer currently with Tony Bennett: Harold Jones @ Tucker Farm Center, Calistoga, CA
Larry Vuckovich’s Benny Goodman Tribute Sextet plus vocalist Jackie Ryan, initiates the first of a series of jazz concerts at the Tucker Farm Center. The recent jazz revival in Calistoga includes the new venue of Tucker Farm Center, which will present jazz in larger formats, booking ensembles such as quartets, quintets, sextets and so on. The BG ensemble will perform stimulating selections from the BG 1938 Carnegie Hall concert as well as some of the great hits from the orchestras of Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey highlighting music from one of the great, memorable eras in jazz: the swing era. Larry Vuckovich has chosen an outstanding ensemble for this concert with Noel Jewkes, doing the role of Benny Goodman; Jeff Massanari paying tribute to Charlie Christian and vibraphonist Tommy Kesecker will fill the role of Lionel Hampton. The swinging rhythm section of Jeff Chambers and Harold Jones is perfect for this music. Harold Jones, is a member of the Tony Bennett's traveling quartet, and has played with the bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. The other musicians of the ensemble have also performed with famous bands throughout the US and Europe. Don’t miss this swinging affair!

Venue: Tucker Farm Center 1201 Tucker-Summit Drive, on HW 29 (3 miles south of Calistoga, CA)
Admission: $25
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Information: 707-774-1672, Tickets →
Featuring: Jackie Ryan, vocals / Noel Jewkes, clarinet / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Tommy Kesecker, vibes / Jeff Massanari, guitar / Jeff Chambers, bass / Harold Jones, drums.

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