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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jeff Chambers' Chosen Alternative: The Therapies of Tijuana

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Jeff Chambers, long a go-to jny: San Francisco Bay Area bassist, looked at death closely and decided it was not yet his time. In 2017 his medical chart revealed Stage IV prostate cancer, commonly and fearfully an endgame diagnosis. Prostate cancer affects African-American men with almost twice the frequency as other races, and is almost twice ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz At The Chimes Presents Larry Vuckovich And Jackie Ryan

Jazz At The Chimes Presents Larry Vuckovich And Jackie Ryan

JAZZ AT THE CHIMES’ kicks off its 2013 season with Bay Area jazz luminaries Larry Vuckovich, Jackie Ryan and John Santos — Sunday, January 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. The “Beyond Category Quartet” – led by the versatile pianist/composer Larry Vuckovich – includes percussionist and five-time Grammy nominee John Santos, Perry Thoorsell ...

NEWS: EVENT

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society 25th Annivesary 2013 Jazzalicious Calendar Concert

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society 25th Annivesary 2013 Jazzalicious Calendar Concert

Some of you may have seen the 2003 comedy film, Calendar Girls, based on the true story of a group of middle-aged British women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for leukemia research. I thought it would be a fantastic idea to create a calendar of semi-clad jazz musicians – we think it might ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Derrick Bang: Vince Guaraldi at the Piano

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Vince Guaraldi at the Piano
Derrick Bang
390 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7864-5902-5
McFarland Books
2012

Based on Derrick Bang's encyclopedic biography of pianist Vince Guaraldi, you can draw two perhaps surprising conclusions about the subject's contribution to jazz.

First, Guaraldi arguably hipped more listeners to this musical form ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Scott Hamilton and Friends at Dinkelspiel Auditorium Stanford University, Stanford California

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Scott Hamilton and Friends
Stanford Jazz Festival--40th Anniversary
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford, California

February 24, 2012

As a part of the 40th anniversary of the Stanford Jazz Festival, Scott Hamilton took to the stage to a nearly sold out crowd for a powerful evening of jazz. Hamilton is one of the most highly respected ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Scott Hamilton: Half Moon Bay, CA, September 4, 2011

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Scott Hamilton and the Larry Vuckovich Quintet
Douglas Beach House aka Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, California
September 4, 2011

The Douglas Beach House was honored with the appearance of tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton and pianist Larry Vuckovich's quintet-- a stellar band comprised of some of the best in jazz, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Larry Vuckovich: Somethin' Special

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Pianist Larry Vuckovich made his recording debut as a leader with Blue Balkan (Inner City Records, 1980), although his playing career began in the '50s, after he arrived in the United States from his native Yugoslavia as a teenager. His recorded output as a leader has been relatively sparse--around a dozen albums--but he's carved out a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Larry Vuckovich and the Euro Trash Band at the Douglas Beach House, Half Moon Bay, CA

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Larry Vuckovich's Euro Trash Band
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sept. 6, 2009





World renowned pianist Larry Vuckovich (of Montenegro), bassist Buca Necak (Serbia), drummer Paul Van Wageningen (Holland), Latin percussionist Hector Lugo (Puerto Rico), and featured vocalist Valeriana Quevedo (USA) gathered at the Douglas Beach House ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Keyboard Legend Larry Vuckovich Defends San Francisco Jazz History

Keyboard Legend Larry Vuckovich Defends San Francisco Jazz History

Glad to read someone of Larry Vuckovich's stature speak up about the San Francisco jazz-club scene back in the day. In a letter to the editor in the San Francisco Chronicle, the great jazz legend recalls a time when many of the most respected musicians in the world came through town. Although I'd heard about the old ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Larry Vuckovich: High Wall: A Real Life Film Noir

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Sequels are all too common in movies--so much so that rather than have distinctive titles, many simply add a sequential number to the original name. In music, however, a thematic sequel is rare. But the Larry Vuckovich Trio attempts to capitalize on the acclaimed Street Scene (Tetrachord, 2006) with High Wall: Real Life Film Noir.