Larry Fuller Returns to Maureen’s With His Hard-Swinging NYC-Based Trio
Maureen’s Jazz Cellar presents Larry Fuller, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, clinician and band leader on Saturday, May 19 at 8 and 9:30 p.m.
Fuller’s performance – his second at Maureen’s in the past six months – will showcase his command of jazz piano styles, blending bebop, swing and stride techniques with an assurance and breathtaking ease rarely experienced live today.
Fuller has enjoyed a unique and lengthy career. Before becoming the bandleader of his own Larry Fuller Trio in 2013, Fuller collaborated with four very different jazz giants: iconic bassist Ray Brown, elegant and earthy vocalist Ernestine Anderson, renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton, and polished guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli.
Fuller credits this experience with giving him hard-earned wisdom that can only be acquired when working with legends.
“I learned the value of presentation from Ray Brown,” Fuller sid. “There has to be a variety of moods and tempos; enough arranging of tunes to inspire the players, but not too much to inhibit them. Above all, everything always has to swing.”
“It’s hard to categorize myself,” Fuller states, “but I find that I instinctively play from a certain tradition. I try to embrace different historical styles and always acknowledge the blues influence in jazz. I’m drawn to pianists like Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Monty Alexander, and Phineas Newborn, Jr. who always swing because that is the ultimate objective of my own playing, to swing.”
The Larry Fuller Trio last appeared at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar in November 2017 to two sold out audiences. If you plan to attend, reservations are highly recommended as the show is expected to sell out.
Fuller has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world including Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, Bern International Jazz Festival, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Shanghai Center Theater, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Music Theater, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo and New York City), Tbilisi Event Hall, Auditorio Ibirapuera with Arte Viva Symphony Orchestra (Sao Paolo, Brazil), and many more.
The Larry Fuller trio is:
Larry Fuller, piano; George DeLancey, bass; Jason Tiemann, drums.
More information at: www.larryfuller.com & www.maureensjazzcellar.com/event-calendar.html