SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2011 8PM
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213.620.0908
“elegant and earthy…highly recommended” — CADENCE
“ ☆☆☆☆ -1/2 stars . . .distinctive” — DOWNBEAT
“one of the City’s most compelling pianists” — JAZZ TIMES
Larry Karush is an improvising pianist/composer with roots in Jazz, 20th/21st century western music, African-based percussion, and the classical music of North India. From Carnegie Hall to the Purple Onion, he has performed Jazz with John Abercrombie, Jane Ira Bloom, Jay Clayton, Bennie Wallace, and Oregon,World Music with Kanai Dutta, Francisco Aguabella, and Glen Velez, and New Music with Steve Reich and Terry Riley, in addition to his own solo piano performances.
His compositions and improvisations have been recorded on the ECM, Vanguard, Inner City, AudioQuest, Music of the World, Groovenote, and NAXOS labels. He has received grants and commissions from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEA/Arts International, Meet the Composer, the California Arts Council, and the City of Los Angeles. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition, and a nominee for the 2008 Herb Alpert Foundation Prize in Music.
He has performed concerts of original music for solo piano and his piano/world percussion – based ensemble, The Combination, throughout the United States in addition to festival appearances in Europe, Canada, and South Africa.