Saturday, May 30, 2020

Larry Vuckovich in Solo Concert: CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS




Larry Vuckovich returns to Maybeck once again and will do a program of more surprises, –selections not often heard, paying homage to his personal associations with the great pianists: Red Garland, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, McCoy Tyner, just to name a few. Also, he will pay tribute and perform selections from two renown women composers: Dana Suesse and Bernice Petkere. 

As always, it’ll be a diverse, wide-ranging program of rare standards, classic jazz, bebop, Latin/Brazilian, world music including Balkan Ethnic selections, funky/boogaloo, jazz tango, etc… 








Larry Vuckovich came to San Francisco in 1951 as a teenager from Montenegro – former Yugoslavia. He was fortunate to experience the heyday of jazz of which the ‘50s decade had some of the richest and most diverse developments. He heard such great big bands as Harry James, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman as well as small groups as Miles Davis, MJQ, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Sonny Rollins, just to name a few. 

He brings to the solo piano format all the impressions he absorbed from that period and more which developed later throughout his performances with the masters Mel Tormé, Jon Hendricks, Dexter Gordon, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Charles McPherson, Tom Harrell & more. He was fortunate to study classical piano at SF State with the noted Russian classical master pianist Vladimir Brenner. Larry Vuckovich is recognized for his piano touch where he incorporates some European classical themes fused with jazz. Larry is also recognized as a pioneer in the U.S. for combining the Balkan Folk influences with Jazz which is found on his landmark recording “Blue Balkan” featuring Bobby Hutcherson. We hope you will join us for a unique solo piano presentation.