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Gualala Arts Jazz Series presents, The History of Jazz Piano
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala, CA
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Gualala Arts Jazz Series presents, The History of Jazz Piano
Gualala Arts Jazz Series,
in association with Fred Adler KTDE (100.5 FM),
The History of Jazz Piano
Solo performance / seminar by
Larry Vuckovich
Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
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Larry Vuckovich The stellar favorite jazz pianist, Larry Vuckovich, returns to Gualala Arts Center Coleman Auditorium on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. presenting "The History of Jazz Piano" in a unique solo performance / seminar. Vuckovich will be joined by Fred Adler (KTDE, 100.5 FM) acting as discussion interviewer and conversation moderator.

Piano stylists ranging from the early twentieth century and spanning the decades will be discussed, with Vuckvovich enthusiastically emulating their personal styles. Yugoslavian born Larry Vuckovich, who has personally known many of the past piano legends, is an entertaining and colorful jazz historian and storyteller, with a unique old world charm and sense of humor. His wife Sanna will sing two songs that are associated with the famous vocalist Billie Holiday, as a special treat. Audience questions and feedback will be encouraged.

Larry Vuckovich A partial list of pianists covered in this historic overview will include Jellyroll Morton, Art Tatum, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller, Erroll Garner, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner. An unusual highlight will feature Larry's particular love for comic / pianist Chico Marx!

Piano styles will include ragtime, boogie-woogie, stride, swing, bebop and post-bop. Recordings and DVDs will be presented to complement the live demonstrations, anecdotes and commentary.

Born in 1936, Larry Vuckovich left Yugoslavia with his family for San Francisco in 1951 at age fourteen. He later studied with the renowned pianist / composer Vince Guaraldi of "Peanuts" fame and became frequent accompanist for famous vocalists Jon Hendricks and Mel Torm. Vuckovich has performed internationally with many of the greats of jazz throughout the decades, including the historic tenor-man Dexter Gordon. For more information, see

This special performance / seminar has been prepared exclusively for the Gualala Arts Center by Vuckovich and Adler.

   For advance credit card purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase by cash or check, visit the Gualala Arts Center, Dolphin Gallery, Violet's Boutique or Four-Eyed Frog Books. There is limited cabaret seating. Tickets are $25 advance, $5 more the day of the performance, if available. Youth 7 to 17 free. Doors open at 7:00, Performance at 7:30 p.m. No-host Bar.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Gualala Road in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email info@



Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
United States

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Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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