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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Larry also leads a straightforward jazz quintet which pays mostly his original compositions, 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.
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.