Jazz at the House Presents - Pianist Larry Vuckovich

  • April 5, 2020
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Jazz at the "House" Presents - Pianist Larry Vuckovich and his All-Star Band including Vocalist Jamie Davis and Alvon Johnson

Larry Vuckovich has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences for his deeply imaginative style and repertoire heard at prestigious North American and European jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals. He is as equally at home in world music/classically influenced modal jazz as he is in hard-swinging bebop, post-bop, contemporary jazz, and down-home blues. The New York Times notes that his unique outlook and collection of influences "set him apart from most pianists who are heard regularly in New York". The Village Voice comments on his "book of piano gems that will keep you guessing". The Toronto Globe and Mail calls him "a musician who sits apart from the rest by virtue...of his taste for both the exotic and the exquisite".

Cited by piano legend Barry Harris as "one of the premier West Coast pianists", Mr. Vuckovich brought his Jazz-Latin Trio/Quartet, featured on his two recent piano trio/quartet CDs, to Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York on a recent East Coast tour. On the same tour, Marian McPartland invited him to interview and perform with her on her Piano Jazz show, broadcast to national and global NPR affiliates. A versatile pianist and leader, Mr. Vuckovich's performances have gone from soloist at the Fazioli piano series in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, to conducting an 18-piece band, which sold out the legendary 600-seat 2007 Jazz at Filoli show in Woodside, California.

Among his last three recordings for Tetrachord: Something Special placed #3 on JazzWeek NPR (National Public Radio) reporting charts. His earlier recordings for his label: High Wall: Real Life Film Noir and Street Scene, placed in the Top 10 of the JazzWeek NPR charts, and were heard regularly on XM Satellite radio.

Jamie Davis holds a position amongst the pantheon of great male vocalists with a full deep baritone voice that has been paired with some of the world’s most famous talent. Davis counts Patty Austin, Tony Bennett, George Benson, the Count Basie Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Cobbs, and Billy Cobham.

Alvon Johnson is one of the most versatile Musicians, Singers, and Entertainers on the music scene today.  He travels the world singing and swinging Jazz standards with Big Bands. He also gallops the globe performing the songs that he sang while working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Coasters.  When he travels to Russia he is referred to as the “King of the Blues” and the “Ambassador of the Blues”. His love and respect for the American art form is shared by large and enthusiastic audiences the world over.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Doors Open at 3:00 Concert at 4:00
Wine for purchase available