Schedule Upcoming Concerts & Events in 2018
June 27th, Wednesday

Larry Vuckovich's All-Star Bay Area Quintet performs: Miles Davis In Person: Friday & Saturday Nights at the Black Hawk @ Yoshi's Jack London Square
As a teenager, Larry Vuckovich heard Miles Davis numerous times at the Black Hawk. The first time it was with Miles' original quintet that included John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. In 1961 Miles brought another stellar quintet that featured Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. The Black Hawk live recordings with this group has now attained legendary status. They represent the epitome of straight ahead post bop jazz style. Larry's Bay Area All-Star Quintet will re- create these exciting sounds and recall such selections as Bye Bye Blackbird, If I Were a Bell, All of You, Walkin', Oleo and more.

Venue:Yoshi's Jack London Square 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
Admission: $21
Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: Ticketfly
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Joel Behrman, trumpet / Rob Roth, tenor sax / Jeff Chambers, bass / Jason Lewis, drums

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July 15th, Sunday afternoon

Classic Jazz Piano/Guitar/Bass Trio format: Hits from Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Vince Guaraldi, Ahmad Jamaal , Jim Hall and Wynton Kelly trios @ Piedmont Piano
Larry Vuckovich presents an exciting jazz historic trio format. Before the modern jazz piano trios of piano/bass/drums such as Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson and Hank Jones trio formats, the original jazz piano trio included the combination 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 format. One of Jim Hall's favorite recordings was done with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass. Ahmad Jamal had a very successful trio combination with the guitar, and a hard swinging pianist Wynton Kelly recorded in this combination with Kenny Burrell. Larry Vuckovich is excited to bring this swinging jazz trio concept to Piedmont Piano featuring the outstanding Bay Area veteran Jeff Chambers on bass, and the young, new discovery on the guitar, Kai Lyons. Don't miss this special concert!

Venue: Piedmont Piano 18th and San Pablo, Oakland, CA
Admission: $20 Donation
Time: 4:00 PM
Tickets: (510) 547-8188
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Kai Lyons, guitar / Jeff Chambers, bass

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July 21st, Saturday 7:30 pm - 10 pm

Larry Vuckovich's Powerhouse – Beyond Category Jazz Trio Featuring Jeff Chambers and Jason Lewis @ Café Pink House in Saratoga, CA.
Veteran, internationally acclaimed pianist Larry Vuckovich, who is in his 82nd year, brings his swinging, Powerhouse – Beyond Category Jazz Trio combined of three different generations to Café Pink House. This trio combination has been performing regularly a number of events this year, creating strong chemistry, which only these seasoned veterans can produce. Together this Beyond Category trio will take you on a musical journey and express their collective experiences and present a night of swinging jazz, including bebop contemporary jazz, bluesy/funky sounds, Latin/Brazilian, Balkan Ethnic and other world music. Bassist Jeff Chambers has performed with Bobby Hutcherson, Freddy Hubbard and Ahmad Jamal. Drummer Jason Lewis has performed with James Moody, Taylor Eigsti, Gary Burton. Pianist Larry Vuckovich has worked with such masters as Philly Joe Jones, Dexter Gordon, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, just to name a few. Don't miss this special performance.

Venue: Café Pink House 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Admission: $18 advance, $21 at the door
Time: 7:30 – 10 PM
Information: (408) 647-2273
Tickets: Café Pink House
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass / Jason Lewis, drums

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August 5th, Sunday

Larry Vuckovich Jazz/Latin Quartet featuring the Puerto Rican Master Percussionist Hector Lugo @ Portola Vineyards Summer Jazz
Jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich is recognized as one of the most versatile on the scene today. His Beyond Category wide-ranging repertoire includes swinging bebop, Afro-Cuban Salsa, Brazilian, ethnic world jazz music including sounds of the Balkans, North Africa, Middle East, Russia, plus funky, bluesy, boogaloo selections, flamenco & tango jazz & more. Besides having performed with such greats as Dexter Gordon, Jon Hendricks, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, he has also played with some renowned Latin percussionists like Jose Mangual, Pete Escovedo, Frankie Malabe, John Santos & Hector Lugo. Hector is featured on Larry’s two acclaimed CDs, Street Scene & High Wall: Real Life Film Noir, which have the same instrumentation as in today’s concert. Don’t miss this stimulating program of swinging jazz, hot Latin rhythms, beautiful boleros & a touch of jazz sounds of the Middle East.

Venue: Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028
Admission: Advance Adults $24, Students $12
Time: 6PM-7:30 PM
Tickets: Eventbrite
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Hector Lugo, percussion / Jeff Chambers, bass /Jason Lewis, drums

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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: (510)547-8188
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Mads Tolling, violin/Eric Golub, violin, viola / Jeff Chambers, bass / Jason Lewis, drums

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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

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