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
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 sthe music director of this church. Perry joined by the master drummer, Akira Tana complete the quartet. We hope you will join us for this special event.
Venue: Immaneul 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
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: http://www.sausalitoseahorse.com/ 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
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