Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 1 PM | Larry Vuckovich Solo Piano
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Larry Vuckovich has been fortunate to have played, toured, recorded with some of the greatest jazz artists including Dexter Gordon, Philly Joe Jones, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby McFerrin & more. His 1980 LP release Blue Balkan ,featuring Bobby Hutcherson, has established him as a pioneer in the US, being the first to fuse Balkan ethnic with American jazz. Last year he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from his former country of Yugoslavia at the Nišville Jazz Festival in Serbia. This information is available on the homepage of his website www.larryvuckovich.com. … He has performed in New York at the top venues, including Village Vanguard with Charles McPherson, Billy Higgins, Curtis Fuller; also at Bradley's with Red Mitchell and at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with my own quartet.… His wide-ranging solo piano concert repertoire includes Swinging Bebop, Contemporary Jazz, Rare Standards, Balkan Ethnic, Latin/Brazilian, Flamenco jazz, Blues/Boogaloo & more.

Venue: Live from Larry’s Home
Admission: Donations greatly appreciated
Time: 1PM
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano

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October 30th, Sunday

Streaming Live from Home Larry Vuckovich International Trio with Ken Okada & Akira Tana present : International Art of Jazz .. These three seasoned veterans of different ethnicities, originating from different parts of the globe, come together performing authentically a diverse program, covering wide-ranging selections of American Jazz Styles @ SF Jazz Center – Joe Henderson Lab
Pianist Larry Vuckovich – leader of this trio, is recognized as one of the most versatile pianists in all of jazz having performed with so many masters in the numerous, various genres of this art form which include traditional jazz, swinging bebop/contemporary jazz, Latin Afro-Cuban salsa/Brazilian, blues and world music. The list of the masters from these varied genres is quite impressive: Cab Calloway, Red Norvo, Don Byas, Dexter Gordon, Jon Hendricks, Philly Joe Jones, Charles McPherson, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Tom Harrell, Larry Grenadier, + Vince Guaraldi. His current CD, the re-mastered Street Scene, was on the American Jazz Week charts for five months, reaching #5 spot. Master drummer Akira Tana, featured on Street Scene is joining Larry this evening along with his bassist partner, the excellent Ken Okada. Besides performing selections from Street Scene, the international trio will present a diverse program of great bebop selections, contemporary jazz, rare standards, a touch of Balkan Middle Eastern, plus Latin/Brazilian and funky boogaloo blues selections. As always, Larry Vuckovich will enhance the program with meaningful, interesting historic commentary!

Venue: SF Jazz center – Joe Henderson Lab
Admission: $25
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM - Two shows
Tickets: https://www.sfjazz.org/smartseat/?performanceNumber=15912#
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano /Ken Okada, bass /Akira Tana, drums

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KCSM's I'm Talkin’ Jazz
April 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 2020

Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Pianist/Composer Larry Vuckovich and KCSM's esteemed DJ Chris Cortez, take the audience on a Virtual Journey of the great clubs in San Francisco area, from the 50s and 60s. This Four-Part Series on KCSM's I'm Talkin’ Jazz, took place Sundays in April, 2020
50s and 60s era was the heyday of the amazing activity that jazz had throughout San Francisco and Bay Area, featuring regularly such great visitors as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry James, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans Trios, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and many others. Additionally San Fran's resident outstanding musicians as John Handy, Cal Tjader, Vince Guaraldi, Richard Wyands, Dave Brubeck, Brew Moore, Eddie Duran and numerous others, performed frequently. Larry and Chris feature exciting recordings, plus Larry Vuckovich recounts many interesting historic stories from those days, having freshly arrived as a teenager from former Yugoslavia, experiencing the new music, and also having personal connection with those greats. Download this exciting four-part series!

Download Shows (MP3): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

2019 Awards

May, 2019
Lifetime Achievement Award Larry was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Jazz Musician award at the Annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest in Brisbane, CA.

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March, 2019
Larry was honored in August at the Nišville Festival in Serbia (8/8/19 - 8/11/19). He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for being the only jazz musician from the former Yugoslavia, residing and performed with numerous greats in the US for over 60 years. Larry appeared at the Nišville Festival in Serbia as a guest soloist with the big band. Larry also presented a jazz piano workshop.

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    Somethin' Special (2011) Somethin' Special creates a strong 'Blue Note' flavor of soulful, swinging jazz. The selections reflect the pianist's important early influences, honoring the jazz masters who inspired him when he first began playing jazz.
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    High Wall Real Life Film Noir (2008) High Wall: Real Life Film Noir is the sequel to the Larry Vuckovich Street Scene, which placed #1 on XM Satellite Radio for six weeks and hit the Top 10 of JazzWeek and college radio charts.
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    Street Scene (2006) Street Scene distills a lifetime journey through jazz of a versatile pianist who has performed with many jazz giants of yesterday and today. Larry Vuckovich has worked with the likes of Dexter Gordon, Philly Joe Jones, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Charles McPherson and others.
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Welcome to the online home of Larry Vuckovich

Called by Barry Harris "one of the premier west coast pianists." You can hear selections from Larry's latest CDs, Somethin' Special, High Wall, Street Scene, Reunion, Blue Balkan", and Young At Heart", check out photos, see Larry's scheduled appearances, and more. Enjoy the hard-swinging, post-bop, contemporary jazz and world music from this exceptional musician's site. Listen to Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Show featuring Larry. While in New York Larry also performed at the Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club. Also check out the Chuck Sher's newly released "European Real Book" featuring "the best in contemporary jazz from Europe" which includes two of Larry Vuckovich's originals and compositions from other famous musicians such as Toots Thielmans, Joe Zawinul, Django Reinhardt, Victor Feldman and others. Lastly, listen to audio samples of many of Larry's releases!

Larry Vuckovich Hits #2 on Swiss National Radio Jazz Popularity Poll
Swiss National Radio jazz listeners voted Larry Vuckovich's Beyond Category music at #2 on it's Popularity Poll for the week of October 13–20, 2010. The highly creative, versatile jazz pianist placed just behind the fans' #1 favorite, the renowned Jeff Hamilton Trio. View the poll →

2015 Bookings / Creative Ensembles →

Fascinating Jazz Life (pdf) →

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