Larry Chernicoff is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer who combines his background in jazz and rock with classical elements and ‘orchestral’ instruments. All acoustic. All organic. No mikes. No amps.
Larry plays vibraphone, piano, percussion, and a collection of miscellaneous instruments from all over.
Larry’s CD, October, was named "Best Surround Sound Recording of the Year" at the Surround Music Awards ceremony in Hollywood, beating even the Rolling Stones for the honor. October features his ten-piece group, the Miniature Orchestra. This ensemble has a classical chamber sound: oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, harp, and strings - along with saxophones, piano, vibraphone, and percussion.
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also leads a straightforward jazz quintet, and also the performance group Jazz + Jest, a unique
collaboration between Larry’s quintet and Roger The Jester, a mime, magician, object manipulator, musician, acrobat, stilt-walker, unicyclist, puppeteer, and baker.
Larry also plays percussion with Bell' Accordo, a trio dedicated to the authentic folk music of Italy. To open the Bell'Accordo web site, click here, then hit the back button on your browser to return to this site.
As a producer, he has worked with composer Peter Primamore, and with musicians Tony Levin, Chieli Minucci, Jerry Marotta, and Karl Berger, and many others.
Tune in Larry's eclectic weekly radio show, "Beauty and the Beat", Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. Eastern, on the INternet at www.berkshireradio.org [click on "live stream"].