Schedule Upcoming Concerts & Events in 2019
May 19th, Sunday Afternoon

Celebrating Legacy of Jazz Piano Masters: Workshop of Timeless, Important Influences from the Great Pianists that still remain today, with Larry Vuckovich @ California Jazz Conservatory – The JAZZSCHOOL
Since the beginning of jazz there have been important, original jazz pianists who brought out their styles and influenced countless pianists. The music of these master jazz pianists is timeless today, just as the music of, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel & others. Larry Vuckovich will showcase the creative music of such greats as Art Tatum, Earl Fatha Hines, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell, Erroll Garner, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner and some of the later ones such as Albert Dailey, who left an important mark on jazz piano playing. Some lesser known ones, who also made an important, original mark in this great music were Carl Perkins, Horace Parlan. Larry will feature the great recordings of these masters, as well as demonstrate their styles on the piano. Pianists are welcome to participate and play after which Larry will add commentary. Vocalist and other instrumentalists also are welcome to participate. Besides the musicians attending this session, jazz listeners who do not play an instrument, are welcome to enjoy and learn more about this great area of jazz.

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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May 25th, Saturday

Valeriana Quevedo: Dynamic Jazz, Latin vocalist/dancer/percussionist with Larry Vuckovich and Jeff Chambers @ JB Piano Company in San Rafael
The trio’s specialties are transforming the timeless, beautiful melodies from the Great American Songbook to jazz rhythms including Latin & Brazilian, with the flavors of boleros, & many more. You’re in for a new, exciting experience! Soulful vocalist/percussionist/dancer VALERIANA QUEVEDO will sing some top hits including favorites & romantic Mexican boleros as well as mambo, cha-cha selections and rare standards plus jazz vocalese of Jon Hendrix & King Pleasure. Pianist Larry Vuckovich will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in August at the Nišville Festival in Serbia for being the only jazz musician from the former Yugoslavia, residing & performing with numerous greats in the US for over 60 years. Jeff Chambers, creative veteran bassist, has played with Bobby Hutcherson & Freddie Hubbard among many others. Refreshments will be served

Venue: JB Piano Company 540 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Admission: $25 donation suggested
Time: doors open at 6:30 PM – program starts at 7:30pm
Information: (510) 845-5373
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Featuring: Valeriana Quevedo, vocals / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass

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June 1st, Saturday Afternoon Jazz in Calistoga

Classic Jazz Piano/Guitar/Bass Trio format: Hits from Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Vince Guaraldi, Ahmad Jamaal , Jim Hall and Wynton Kelly trios @ Tucker Farm Center
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 for the first time to the Tucker Farm Center in Calistoga featuring the outstanding Bay Area veteran Jeff Chambers on bass, and the young, new discovery on the guitar, Kai Lyons. Wines and cheeses will be served. Don't miss this special concert!

Venue: Tucker Farm Center 1201 Tucker Road Calistoga, CA 94515
Admission: Tickets: $25
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets 707.774-1672
Featuring: Kai Lyons, guitar / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass

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June 15th, Saturday Afternoon

An Instrumental All Star Jazz Trio: Charlie McCarthy, Larry Vuckovich & Doug Miller @ Wunderman House in Mountain View
This unusual trio, brings you some different sounds that include exceptional musicians. It’s an instrumental show featuring the highly talented multi-reed player, Charlie McCarthy. Charlie will play four instruments: tenor saxophone, clarinet, soprano sax and flute. He is the master of all of them. Charlie has performed with such greats as Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. Bassist Doug Miller, is one of the finest on the scene and has performed with numerous greats including the orchestras of Duke Ellington led by Mercer and Count Basie, led by the Count himself with the great guitarist Freddie Green. Doug also does some expert bowing. The material will be diverse including famous jazz instrumental pieces from the bebop and swing eras, also Latin boleros, Brazilian selections, romantic ballads played in different rhythms and tempos, tango jazz and funky Boogaloo selections. Larry Vuckovich will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in August at a festival in Serbia for being the only jazz musician from the former Yugoslavia residing and performing with numerous greats in the US for over 60 years. Don’t miss this special show, and as always, refreshments will be served including wines, cheeses, crackers, hummus, dark chocolate and other goodies

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- konailona@gmail.com
Featuring: Charlie McCarthy, tenor, clarinet, soprano sax, flute / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Doug Miller, bass

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June 19th, Wednesday

Fascinating Jazz Life: Associations with Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, Mel Torme, Horace Silver, Vince Guaraldi. @ Yoshi's Jack London Square
Larry Vuckovich's jazz life has been like a movie, where one thing kept opening up after another. His performances and tours with such greats including Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, Vince Guaraldi, Mel Torme, Horace Silver, created unforgettable memories and made a strong impact on Larry's music. The program this evening will include some great hits from these jazz masters, as well as some of Larry's originals. He will make some brief comments including anecdotes from his associations with these jazz greats. The music will be diverse ranging from swinging, foot tapping hard bop style, Latin/funky rhythms, also romantic boleros and always swinging blues. The ensemble is truly a San Francisco All Star Sextet featuring the outstanding young 23 year old guitarist, Kai Lyons; hard swinging, soulful tenor saxophonist Rob Roth; Puerto Rican exciting percussionist/vocalist Hector Lugo, and a hard driving rhythm section of Jeff Chambers and Jason Lewis. A surprise of the evening will be vocalist Charity Goodin-Sanen, a fresh new voice on the Bay Area jazz scene, who will be sitting in.

Venue: Yoshi's Jack London Square 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
Admission: $21
Time: 8 PM
Tickets: TicketFly
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Kai Lyons, guitar/ Rob Roth, tenor sax /Hector Lugo, percussion, vocals /Jeff Chambers, bass /Jason Lewis, drums and sitting in vocalist, Charity Goodin – Sanen

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July 28th, Sunday

Larry Vuckovich and his Contemporary Swinging Hard Bop /Latin Jazz Ensemble @ Filoli Gardens
Larry Vuckovich's jazz associations include numerous jazz masters. The music at the Filoli Gardens this Sunday will include some of their famous compositions as well as some of Larry's originals. Some of the selections performed will include the music of Dexter Gordon, Mel Torme, Bobby Hutcherson, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader, and some of Larry Vuckovich's acclaimed originals. The members of the Bay Area All-Star sextet include the phenomenal young 23-year-old guitarist, Kai Lyons; the hard bop tenor saxophonist, Rob Roth; exciting Puerto Rican percussionists/vocalist Hector Lugo; powerful rhythm section of Jeff Chambers bass and Jason Lewis on drums; the featured vocalist is the soulful Clairdee. Don't miss this concert in a beautiful Filoli Gardens setting. Food and drinks are also available.

Venue: Filoli Gardens - 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
Admission: Filoli Historic House & Garden
Time: 1-4 PM
Tickets: Tickets
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Clairdee, vocals/Rob Roth, tenor/Kai Lyons, guitar/ Hector Lugo, Latin percussion/vocals/Jeff Chambers, bass /Jason Lewis, drums

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