August 20th, Sunday Afternoon
Celia Malheiros with Larry Vuckovich Trio @ Immanuel Lutheran Church in Los Altos
Celia Malheiros' music is unique. A native of Rio, a prolific composer, songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and impressive singer, Celia is self-taught, eclectic, and rooted in the myriad of folkloric sounds of her native Brazil and equally immersed in the universality of her adopted country – American jazz. With her own band she has performed throughout the U.S. at venues including the Monterey and San Francisco jazz festivals. She has toured Europe, the U.S., South America, and Asia as a solo artist as well as with her band, tRIO. She has received commissions from Wheaton College Choir and Akat Dance Company. Celia gives lectures, clinics and masters classes worldwide. Larry Vuckovich has produced top charting CDs, toured Europe, as well as performing at New York's Lincoln Center Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and the major jazz festivals on the West Coast. Jeff Chambers will hold down the bass line with his well known and beloved groove.
Venue: Immanuel Lutheran Church – 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA 94024
Admission: $20 Donation
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Information: (650) 987-4906
Featuring: Celia Malheiros, vocals, multi-instruments / Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass
September 1st, Friday 7:30 pm- 10 pm
Larry Vuckovich's Three Generations in Jazz Trio Featuring Michael Zisman and Jimmy Gallagher @ Café Pink House in Saratoga, CA.
Veteran, internationally acclaimed pianist Larry Vuckovich, who is in his 81st year, brings a swinging trio of three different generations to Café Pink House. Together this trio will combine 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 Mike Zisman who is 50, and the youngest member, the drummer Jimmy Gallagher in his mid-30's. Mike Zisman has spent 20 years on the New York Jazz scene performing with the greats such as George Coleman, Phil Woods, Harold Mayburn & more. Jimmy Gallagher has been performing concerts with acclaimed musicians as Andrew Speight, Noel Jewkes, Jeff Chambers, and also performs and studies regularly in New York with a number of jazz legends. 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
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Mike Zisman, bass / Jimmy Gallagher, drums
September 9th, Saturday
Two-time Grammy winner, violinist Mads Tolling & Larry Vuckovich present Improvisational Dialogue @ JB Piano in San Rafael.
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. 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: JB Piano Company 540 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Admission: $20 donation suggested
Time: doors open at 7:30 PM
Information: (510) 845-5373 Brown Paper Tickets
Featuring: Mads Tolling, violin / Larry Vuckovich, piano
December 3rd, Sunday afternoon
Larry Vuckovich's 81st Birthday: Solo Piano, Duet Intimacy & Improvisational Dialogue @ Piedmont Piano/Sunday afternoon Jeff Chambers, one of the most versatile and acclaimed bassists on the international scene, joins Larry Vuckovich in an duo format. Larry will open with some solo piano selections, after which he will bring Jeff to the stage.
Larry and Jeff have an association, going back to almost 30 years of performing together. They have a close musical rapport performing a variety of styles, from swinging bebop, contemporary jazz, Brazilian/Latin, bluesy Boogaloo funky material, Balkan and in other world music & more. After a couple of solo piano selections or so, Larry will bring Jeff on stage for some creative and swinging musical dialogue. As always, we will bring special treats: assorted cheeses, hummus, olives, and wines, to express thanks to our jazz listeners. We hope you will join us for this special event. Piedmont Piano always has a world class nine foot concert grand on stage- either a Fazioli, or a Yamaha.
Venue: Piedmont Piano New Oakland store 18th and San Pablo, Oakland, CA
Admission: $20 Donation
Time: 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon
Information: (510) 547-8188
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jeff Chambers, bass