Sunday, November 8 Postponed - details to follow
Blockbuster Janice King Presentation: Two Finest Male Baritone Blues/Ballads Interpreters in the US – Jamie Davis & Alvon Johnson with the Larry Vuckovich All-Star Quartet, April 5th @ Vintage House, Sonoma, CA
Two of the finest vocalists on the jazz scene today and anywhere else in the world, Jamie Davis and Alvon Johnson, present a diverse program of swinging standards, soulful blues, plus romantic ballads. Alvon Johnson is also a masterful guitarist who makes his first appearance for the Sonoma Jazz Society. Alvon and Jamie both tour internationally on their own, having successful concerts all over the world. Besides exciting blues singing, both of these vocalists sing beautiful/romantic Johnny Hartman style ballads. They will be featured separately in two different sets, concluding the evening by singing together at the end. A new major discovery on the guitar, the young 24 year old , Kai Lyons, will be featured in Larry Vuckovich’s All Star Quartet – opening the show. Don’t miss this Blockbuster, unique performance – a Bay Area first!
Venue: Vintage House 264 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA
Admission: Tickets: $35 Members; $50 Non-Members
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
Featuring: Larry Vuckovich, piano / Jamie Davis, vocals / Alvon Johnson, vocals, guitar / Kai Lyons, guitar / Jeff Chambers, bass /Jason Lewis, drums
November 15th, Sunday Afternoon
Classic Jazz Piano/Guitar/Bass Trio format: Hits from Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Vince Guaraldi + Contemporary Jazz, Latin, Brazilian and Balkan – Streaming Concert @ JB Piano, San Rafael
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 is excited to bring this swinging jazz trio concept for the first time to the JB Piano Company featuring the outstanding veteran Doug Miller on bass, and the young, new discovery on the guitar, Kai Lyons. Doug Miller, at an early age of 20, performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, including the Count himself on piano, and Freddie Green on guitar. Young guitarist Kai Lyons has been impressing everyone that hears him, and is making a strong mark on the Bay Area jazz scene. Don’t miss this special concert!
Venue: JB Piano Company 540 Irwin St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Streaming link: Youtube Donations Appreciated https://www.paypal.me/larryvuckovich
Featuring: Kai Lyons, guitar / Larry Vuckovich, piano /Doug Miller, bass