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On August 28, 2022, after performing at the Inaugural Glass City Jazz Festival, Larry Fuller was awarded the Key to the City of Toledo, OH for “Excellence in Jazz Music and Headlining the Inaugural Glass City Jazz Festival”. Receiving the Key to the City of Toledo is a huge honor, made all the more special because Toledo is Larry’s hometown. The key is made of glass from Libbey Glass, where Larry’s father was a factory worker.

Larry Fuller joins the Yamaha family – becomes Yamaha-endorsed artist.

Larry Fuller | Yamaha Artists

Vail Jazz presents Nicki Parrott & Larry Fuller – as part of its Jazz Interludes Series! Click here to watch

NEXT LIVESTREAM IS SAT, JUNE 19 at 8p ET!

June 19, 2021 – Larry Fuller Trio with special guest Houston Person

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April 10, 2021 – Larry Fuller Trio with special guest Jeremy Pelt

March 6, 2021 – Larry Fuller Trio with special guest Warren Wolf: Celebrating the music and friendship of Ray Brown and Milt Jackson

February 13, 2021 – Larry Fuller Trio with special guest Ken Peplowski

January 23, 2021 – Larry Fuller Trio with special guest Peter Bernstein

October 31, 2020 – Larry Fuller Trio with Special Guest Harry Allen

October 10, 2020 – Larry Fuller Trio with Special Guest Terell Stafford

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The Best Music Shows in Seattle: Summer 2018

Picks from Seattle Art and Performance for June 11–September 16, 2018

Sept 4–5, 2018

Larry Fuller World-class pianist Larry Fuller is deeply rooted in the hard-swinging tradition of classical jazz. A concert of his is like a master class in the history of jazz. (Jazz Alley, 7:30 pm, $16)

Recap: Top 10 highlights at the 2016 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The 2016 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival has blown its last note, plucked its last string and struck its last key.

It’s time to recap the 10 concert moments that took our breaths away and made us gaze in wonder.

Joe Jackson

June 24 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Is he really playing jazz fest? Indeed he did, putting on a career-spanning set boasting some dazzling musicianship — drummer Doug Yowell is a monster — and most of the big hits. He’s still the man. (SD)

Larry Fuller Trio

June 25 | Frankie’s

Sometimes you can’t beat old-school jazz. Pianist Fuller, in the company of American drummer Lewis Nash and Vancouver bassist Russ Botten, performed parallel lines and ringing chords in a set that ranged from Clifford Brown to Joni Mitchell, closing with a New Orleans second-line rhythm. (MA)

Oliver Jones Trio

June 25 | Vogue Theatre

Legendary Canadian jazz pianist Oliver Jones, 81, capped a career spanning more than seven decades with a masterful performance at the Vogue. From classic cuts by hero/teacher Oscar Peterson to a medley of Gershwin’s works, Peterson played with a fluid, melodic gusto, backed impeccably by bassist Eric Lagace and drummer Jim Doxas. Considering his history, his call for more support for young artists at the end of the show was stirring. (FM)

 

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THE LARRY FULLER TRIO EARSHOT FESTIVAL AT TULA’S

Pianist Larry Fuller brought his trio to Tula’s for the final weekend of last fall’s Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle. The evening was recorded for Jazz Northwest and will air on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and stream online at KPLU.

Now a New York resident and a touring musician, Larry Fuller was Ernestine Anderson’s music director from 1988 to 1993 and was also active on the Seattle jazz scene. He later toured with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, was Ray Brown’s pianist until his death in 2002, and more recently pianist with the John Pizzarelli Quartet. He has two CDs under his own name in addition to sideman credits with others.

Joining Larry Fuller in this performance recorded at Tula’s are New York bassist David Wong and L.A. drummer Matt Witek.

Inspired by the great trios of Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, the Larry Fuller Trio swings with a bluesy, deep groove that is reminiscent of its illustrious predecessors. Whether playing ballads, blues, or standards; the trio is deeply satisfying music on several levels, and this location recording captures the feeling of being there.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and online at KPLU. The program airs at 2 PM Pacific on Sundays, and is available for streaming after broadcast online at Jazz Northwest.

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Photo by Daniel Sheehan (www.danielsheehan.com)

Check out Larry’s latest live performance review by Dan Bilawsky of All About Jazz.  And take a listen to a clip from the show!

From Jazz at Kitano, NYC on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Larry Fuller Trio at Jazz at Kitano

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Larry Fuller Trio
Jazz at Kitano
New York, NY
November 22, 2015While jazz is a music founded and fed on innovation, it’s also an art form steeped in tradition, forwarded through the passing of the torch to the next generation(s) in order to keep the life force of the music in good and capable hands. That fact was never as obvious as it was during Larry Fuller’s appearance at Jazz at Kitano on a crisp autumn evening. The fifty-year-old pianist—the last person to man the eighty-eights in bassist Ray Brown‘s trio—showed that he’s upholding his former employer’s vision, swinging with gusto and seducing with heartfelt balladry. He also made clear that he’s following Brown’s lead via his adoption of bandstand mentorship tactics, sharing his hard-earned knowledge with two rising star rhythm players—bassist-vocalist Katie Thiroux and drummer Matt Witek.



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