Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, band leader, and clinician who is known by critics and fans to swing like a beast!.
Early in his career, Fuller's undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for GRAMMY- nominated vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton's Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio. Fuller also toured with guitar-vocal giant John Pizzarelli.
Since 2013 - harnessing his extraordinary experience - Fuller has led the Larry Fuller Trio. He presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues - a performance by Larry Fuller is one you will not want to miss!
Larry Fuller has appeared at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Bern International Jazz Festival, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Shanghai Center Theater, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Theater, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Birdland NYC, Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo & NYC), A-Train (Berlin), Tbilisi Event Hall, Auditorio Ibirapuera with Arte Viva Symphony Orchestra Brazil, and many more.
Northwest Album of the Year, a Golden Ear Seattle Jazz Award (2003) for "Easy Walker"
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Fuller's polished technique stems from two of his main influences, Oscar Peterson and Phineas Newborn, Jr., to which is
added the blues acumen of a Gene Harris and the swinging drive of a Monty Alexander. — JazzTimes
A word about Mr Fuller: In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold
your breath in wonder. — New York Times
Larry Fuller merits special attention. If you closed your eyes and concentrated on piano solos that flowed as lightly and
sweetly as a mountain brook, you could swear he was channeling the musical spirit of one of Billie Holiday's greatest
accompanists, Teddy Wilson. — New York Times
Mr Fuller generates his own incandescence with riveting solos that summarize the history of jazz piano. — Post-Gazette