September 14th, Saturday [SOLD OUT]
Larry Vuckovich’s Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet + vocalist Alvon Johnson @ Alameda Main Library
Larry Vuckovich’s Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet presents the true side of Vince Guaraldi's music. Larry was Vince's only student, performed with him in Vince’s two piano quartet, Powder Keg, and knew Vince Guaraldi's music firsthand. The program will include selections from Vince’s swinging bebop repertoire, Afro-Cuban jazz from his association with Cal Tjader, Brazilian favorites from his association with guitarist Bola Sete, plus Vince‘s funky Boogaloo bluesy side. This is an All-Star quintet that will also accompany the wonderful, soulful vocalist Alvon Johnson. Alvon is a blues specialist, but also includes another side: authentically interpreting the style of Johnny Hartman. Don't miss this exciting musical event, which has so much variety and richness in the program!
Venue: Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda, CA
Time: doors open at 7:00 PM – program starts at 8:00 PM
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano/Jeff Massanari, guitar/John Santos, Latin percussion /Doug Miller, bass/Akira Tana, drums/Alvon Johnson – special guest vocalist
September 21st, Friday
Larry Vuckovich plays the greats: Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Vince Guaraldi, featuring vocalist Charity Goodin Sanen, September 21st, 7pm @ Oakmont Berger Center, Santa Rosa
Larry Vuckovich presents an exciting jazz historic trio format. Before the modern jazz piano trios of piano/bass/drums such as from Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson and Hank Jones trio formats, the original jazz piano trio included the combination of piano/guitar/bass. Nat King Cole popularized this format. Art Tatum also at times played in this combination. Vince Guaraldi’s first recordings were also in this form. One of Jim Hall’s favorite recordings was done with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass. Larry is excited to bring this swinging jazz trio to Oakmont, a rarely heard concept today. It features bassist Doug Miller, who at the early age of 20 had the distinction of playing with Count Basie. In addition, gifted young discovery Kai Lyons will play guitar. Joining them will be Charity Goodin-Sanen, a new fresh voice on the jazz scene! Don’t miss this special concert!
Venue: Berger Center 6575 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
Admission: $25 at the door
Time: 7:00 PM
Information/tickets: call 707-537-7720
Featuring: Charity Goodin-Sanen, vocals/Larry Vuckovich, piano/Doug Miller, bass/Kai Lyons, guitar
October 6th, Sunday Afternoon
All-Star Latin/Jazz Trio featuring John Santos, seven-time Grammy nominee Latin percussionist with Larry Vuckovich and Jeff Chambers @ Wunderman House in Mountain View
The All-Star Latin/Jazz Trio is comprised of John Santos, Larry Vuckovich and Jeff Chambers. This is their first performance at the Wunderman House, and actually it's the first time that Latin/Brazilian jazz comes to the Wunderman House . Collectively these three Jazz/Latin veterans have played with the likes of Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, Pete Escovedo, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, Paquito D’Rivera, Jose Mangual, and more. One of their specialties is transforming the timeless, beautiful melodies from the Great American Songbook to jazz rhythms and flavors including boleros, cha-chas, mambos, and sambas. Also, they present a wide ranging repertoire which includes swinging bebop, jazz classics, funky Boogaloo sounds and more. The sound of this trio is unique – you’re in for an exciting experience! . . . The acoustics in this venue are excellent. Refreshments including wines and cheeses will be offered.
Venue: Wunderman House 655 Eunice Avenue Mountain View, CA 94040
Admission: $25 Donation Suggested
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tickets/Information: Ilona OBrien
Featuring: John Santos, Latin percussion / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass