Larry began his musical career even before he entered kindergarten, singing and playing the piano in church. From this early beginning, Larry added the saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, bass, and, while in college, expanded his musical expertise to include all of the instruments of the symphony.
Larry has been a featured concert pianist with the Grande Ronde Symphony, and has conducted the Seattle Opera Chorus in his arrangement of 'The Star Spangled Banner.' Larry has toured from coast to coast, performing in nightclubs and concert venues -- wherever the muse has taken him.
One of the highlights of his career to date is a show he produced and performed at the Marriott Hotel in New York City. This show was a compilation of musical theatre, including selections from 'Fiddler On The Roof,' 'West Side Story,' and 'The Phantom of The Opera.'
His love of the theatre earned him the outstanding actor of the year award from his alma mater, Eastern Oregon University. Larry has been a scholar most of his life, earning recognition as a Phi Beta Kappa, a Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, and graduating at the top of his class to pursue a career in educating children.
Larry taught in the public school system for several years. As a triple major in piano, reeds, and voice, he brought his formidable talent to the forefront sharing his musical expertise with younger players. His students have been featured on Bill Moyers 'Meeting of the Minds,' a television special that illustrated the healing capability of music.
Larry has students enrolled in the Manhattan School of Music on full scholarship, and other students attending Vanderbilt, M.I.T., and many of the major universities throughout the United States. After more than 20 years, his students still stay in contact, sharing their hopes, dreams, and success in performing, creating, and recording.
This CD was realized and created by Larry to enhance evenings of candlelight and romance. The lush sound of his voice, framed by the piano, bass, guitar, sax, and clarinet, is reminiscent of a time when music was more than sonic wallpaper.
The final track on this recording is 'Black Samba,' a passionate tour de force of musical composition and expertise, showcasing a virtuoso performance that would be at home in any concert venue.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy!