Vallejo Jazz Society Presents Larry Vuckovich, A Tribute to Vince Guaraldi
Saturday, March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm| $20
Doors open 5PM | Show starts at 6PM
$20 General Admission | $10 VJS Members
Front Row Table $140
4 Seats Per Table ($35 per seat)
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.
Since Larry Vuckovich was Vince Guaraldi’s only student, and performed with him in Vince’s Two Piano Quartet, Mr. Vuckovich knew firsthand what Vince Guaraldi was about musically. His Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet, features the true Jazz/Latin side of his former teacher. Vince Guaraldi loved playing Brazilian Jazz with Bola Sete, Afro Cuban Salsa, Swinging Bebop, Funky Blues, beautiful ballads and Boogaloo rhythmic selections. The audiences always loved getting an authentic musical picture of Vince.”