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Larry Vuckovich’s Tribute to Vince Guaraldi
At the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)
Tateuchi Hal
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View

With Larry Vuckovich, piano
          Noel Jewkes, reeds
          Akira Tana, drums
          Josh Workman, guitar
          John Santos, percussion
          Seward McCain, bass

Larry Vuckovich Vince Guaraldi

Larry describes this presentation: “My Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet features a broad repertoire of his music, reflecting his legendary swinging jazz trios and his recordings with Cal Tjader and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete. I was Vince’s only student and had a lifelong association with him, subbing for him on numerous occasions, opening shows for him, and later was honored when Vince asked me to become his piano partner in his two-keyboard quintet, Powder Keg.”  Our bassist, PAJA member Seward McCain, was the last bassist to perform with Vince during his final years. Although Vince was most popularly known as the Charlie Brown/Peanuts pianist/composer, this concert will highlight Vince’s major jazz contributions—certainly one of the great jazz pianists of the day.  Two Charlie Brown selections will be played: “Christmastime Is Here” and “Surfin’ Snoopy”, a swinging 4/4 number.

As a treat for the PAJA audience, Larry will play some snatches of rare home recordings of Vince’s playing where he stretched out bebop in a manner not heard before on records. He will also premier a beautiful jazz waltz, one of Guaraldi’s original compositions not previously heard.  The audience is certain to be deeply moved by the music and will be inspired by Vince’s legacy and the imprint he made on the music scene.

Tickets are $40 general admission, $35 PAJA members, $15 students.
Order by mail (until April 17)—send SASE and check made out to PAJA to:
PAJA Tickets, c/o E. Fox, 294 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto CA 94306

Or buy at these locations (after March 20), cash or check only:
Peninsula Music & Repair, 4333 El Camino Real, Palo Alto   650/948-5000
The Record Man, 1322 El Camino Real, Redwood City     650/368-9065
Vinyl Solution, 151 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo    650/571-0440
Groove Yard, 5555 Claremont Ave., Oakland   510/655-8400

There are only about 200 seats at Tateuchi Hall and this very special concert is sure to sell out, so get your tickets now to make sure you won’t be turned away.

Recommended gigs for March and April, 2014



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