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Larry Vukovich

June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

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The sextet is celebrating Miles Davis’ enduring jazz legacy and the iconic 1959′s quadruple-platinum album “Kind of Blue”, which Rolling Stone Magazine called: “one of the most important, influential and popular albums in jazz.” Besides Miles, it included such giants as John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly and Jimmy Cobb. Cobb is the last surviving member from the “Kind of Blue” sextet. Larry Vuckovich performed with Jimmy Cobb and Walter Booker in the ’80′s.

LARRY VUCKOVICH – Yugoslavian-born, San Francisco-based pianist, composer, bandleader and recording artist, 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. His major piano influences are Bud Powell, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones. 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.” He has played with legends from several eras: Dexter Gordon, Philly Joe Jones, Mel Tormé, Don Byas and Red Norvo, to today’s seasoned players: Charlie Haden, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby McFerrin, Tom Harrell and Charles McPherson. He led the Keystone Korner house trio in San Francisco for five years before moving to the New York scene, where he played at Village Vangaurd, Blue Note, Birdland, and Bradley’s. When he returned to San Francisco, Larry presented numerous music programs with legendary Bay Area musicians, including a first-time, week-long jazz festival at Kimballs East of West Coast All-Stars: Harold Land, Leroy Vinnegar, Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Vernon Alley, Allen Smith, Red Holloway and Eugene Wright. He was also artistic director of the former Napa Valley Jazz Festival in Yountville. He tours nationally and internationally, including an appearance with his Jazz-Latin quartet at the Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, and a performance interview with pianist Marian McPartland on her Piano Jazz show, aired on NPR affiliates globally. He has drawn the attention of the American film world with highly favorable reviews of his recent CDs from the noted cinema critic Leonard Maltin. His recent recordings have placed in the top 10 of the national jazz radio charts, his last one, Somethin’ Special, with internationally-known tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, hit #3.

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June 19, 2017
8:00 pm
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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 United States


Yoshi’s Oakland