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"He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder."
~ The New York Times
Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to come out for a night of sweet music that will make you “hold your breath in wonder.” The Larry Fuller Trio will perform on Wednesday, April 10, in the Mary Lyndsay Welch Honors Hall at 7:00 p.m. This event, sponsored by Brilliant Corners, is free and open to the public.
Based in New York City, Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, band leader and clinician known to “swing like a beast!” 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.
Since 2013, 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. 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, Shanghai Center Theater, Birdland NYC, Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo, NYC), Auditorio Ibirapuera with Symphony Orchestra Brazil, and many more.
In Spring 2019, Fuller’s new album “Overjoyed” will be released on Capri Records. “Overjoyed” features a variety of swinging pieces – from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Ray Brown, as well as originals by Fuller himself. The tracks showcase Fuller’s favorite format - the Trio - along with two solo piano pieces. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues, Fuller's performance at Lycoming College is not to be missed!
“Larry Fuller's combination of dexterity and swing is both irresistible and thrilling — I often find myself laughing in awe — but he can also play ballads with startling tenderness,” said Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., Robert L. and Charlene Shangraw Professor of English at Lycoming College, managing editor of Brilliant Corners.