Larry Vuckovich: Vince Guaraldi Tribute
Larry Vuckovich holds a unique and enviable position as one of the few active pianists who has worked with a long line of jazz masters, linking eras from the ‘30s to the present. His prestigious career has included performances with such legends as Red Norvo, Cab Calloway, Don Byas, Kenny Clarke, Dexter Gordon, Mel Tormé, Philly Joe Jones, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, Leon Thomas, as well as jazz giants on today’s jazz scene, such as Kenny Burrell, Charlie Haden, Jon Hendricks, Clark Terry, Charles… Show more
Larry Vuckovich was born in Kotor, Yugoslavia, on December 8, 1936. He came to San Francisco in 1951 at the height of the then flourishing bop jazz scene. Classically trained but an ardent jazz fan thanks to Armed Forces Radio, he began hanging out at clubs like the Blackhawk and the Jazz Workshop, where he heard such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bill Evans....
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