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About the Yardbird Suite

The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957. It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is an intimate, volunteer-run lounge specializing in...

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From New York


Larry Fuller – piano
George deLancey – bass
Jason Tiemann - drums

Doors at 7:00 p.m.; Show at 8:00 p.m.


Based in New York City, Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, band leader and clinician known to "swing like a beast!"

From 1988 to 1993, Fuller worked with vocal great Ernestine Anderson, and moved to Seattle as her pianist and musical director. He performed and recorded with Anderson including on her Grammy-nominated CD “Now and Then.”

In 1994, Fuller joined the trio of world-renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton, a long-time member of the Ray Brown Trio and member of the bands of Gene Harris and Oscar Peterson. Fuller performed with and recorded numerous Jeff Hamilton Trio classics including “Live!”, “It’s Hamilton Time” and “Live at Steamers”.

In 2000, Fuller joined the Ray Brown Trio. Ray’s place in jazz history is well-known, from the days of Dizzy Gillespie’s big band to his long-standing association with Oscar Peterson. Larry had the honor of manning the keys as Brown’s last pianist.

From 2005 to 2013, Fuller performed with guitar and vocal great John Pizzarelli, touring and recording as part of the John Pizzarelli Quartet. The International Review of Music recognized Larry’s contributions on Pizzarelli’s “Rockin’ In Rhythm” saying, “pianist Larry Fuller’s brilliant work throughout – especially the buoyant stride solo – nearly steals the record”.

In addition to the legends mentioned above, Fuller has appeared with Harry “Sweets” Edison, Stanley Turrentine, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Kevin Mahogany, John Clayton, Bennie Golson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Emily Remler, Jimmy Witherspoon, Houston Person, Eddie Harris, Anita O’Day, Steve Allen, Regina Carter, Nicholas Payton, John Legend, and others.

Since 2013, harnessing his extraordinary experience, Fuller has led 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.

In spring 2019, Fuller’s new album “Overjoyed” was released on Capri Records. “Overjoyed” features a variety of swinging pieces in Larry’s favourite format of the jazz trio – from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Ray Brown. And a few Larry Fuller originals!

From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues, Fuller's performance at the Yardbird Suite is not to be missed!

Tickets - $22.00 for EJS members($4 difference reimbursed at the door) and $26.00 for non-members/guests, plus applicable fees

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