Larry Fuller Trio w/Special Guest Dan Faehnle (Guitarist of Pink Martini)
Presented by TOC
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“In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder.”
~ The New York Times
“Larry Fuller swings like a beast!”
~ Critical Jazz
“This is it! Larry Fuller, the last pianist with Ray Brown Trio plus Jeff Hamilton = an instant classic!”
~ Jim Wilke, Jazz After Hours NPR
“He brings vitality – he swings hard and I like that”
~ Ray Brown, bass legend
“Deploying an eclectic mix of material, everything from Got My Mojo Workin’ to Wes Montgomery’s Fried Pies…Fuller is clearly a man with an open mind and a desire to offer something to everybody.”
~ London Jazz News
Originally from Toledo, OH and now based out of New York City, Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist known to "swing like a beast!”. He is a Yamaha-endorsed Artist.
Early in his career, Fuller’s undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for drummer Jeff Hamilton’s Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown’s Trio. He also toured and recorded with the guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli’s Quartet.
Harnessing his extraordinary experience – Larry Fuller now leads The Larry Fuller Trio. He presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues, Fuller's performance at The Old Church is not to be missed!
Fuller has appeared at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Bern International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Shanghai Center Theater, Birdland NYC, Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo, NYC), Auditorio Ibirapuera with Symphony Orchestra Brazil, and many more.
In addition to the legends mentioned above, Fuller has appeared with Harry “Sweets” Edison, Stanley Turrentine, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Marlena Shaw, Kevin Mahogany, John Clayton, Houston Person, John Heard, Bennie Golson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Emily Remler, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Harris, Anita O’Day, Steve Allen, Regina Carter, Nicholas Payton, John Legend, and many others!
There is little doubt that jazz guitar has entered a new and exciting realm when Dan Faehnle takes the stage. With the technical prowess of a jazz giant, Ohio native Faehnle has made an indelible mark upon the music world, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike.
From an up-tempo bebop anthem to a languid, emotional reading of a ballad, Faehnle's nimble fingers caress his guitar. Whether captivating his jazz club audiences or adding the perfect support to a recording project, this young jazz artist is destined to put his name alongside the other guitar greats.
Beginning in 2000, Faehnle stepped into the guitar chair with Diana Krall, performing on numerous world tours, television shows, radio and media events. As an integral part of the Diana Krall quartet for three years, Dan garnered accolades from such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, JazzTimes and Downbeat magazines, as well as many international publications.
While based in Portland, Oregon, Dan established relationships with such legendary jazz artists as Leroy Vinnegar, Chuck Israels, Dave Frishberg and Dick Berk. His ongoing association with these musicians has led to numerous live performances and CD recordings. Faehnle has also worked with such noted musicians as Joey DeFrancesco, Eddie Harris, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, and Jeff Hamilton. Other significant colleagues have been Mel Brown, Ron Steen, Nancy King, Dave Friesen and Rebecca Kilgore.
Faehnle's recording credits begin with his own debut release, "My Ideal", a straight ahead jazz CD which showcases Faehnle's strength of melodic content and groove. "My Ideal" also features longtime friend and pianist Larry Fuller, bassist Ed Bennett, pianist Tony Pacini, and Mel Brown on drums. Other recording credits include CDs with Leroy Vinnegar, Chuck Israels, Dave Frishberg, Rebecca Kilgore, Ben Wolfe, Dick Berk and Tom Grant. Dan also appears on the CD "Sympathique" with the popular band Pink Martini.
On his latest release, Ohio Lunch (Heavywood Music), Faehnle "demonstrates that he's a player to be reckoned with." ( Jazz Times Magazine) A brilliant mix of fresh originals and obscure but beautiful standards, his new CD features many talented colleagues including bassist Ben Wolfe, guitarist John Stowell, and Ron Steen on drums.
Influenced by bebop pioneer saxophonist Charlie Parker and such diverse guitarists as George Benson and Wes Montgomery, Faehnle displays the versatility of a well studied artist, "but within that tradition makes a compelling, up to the minute statement." (Seattle Times)