“Larry Vann LIVE! at the Bajaba Showcase Studio Club94”
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…groove all day long with the “Groove Merchant”

“LARRY VANN LIVE! at the Bajaba Showcase Studio Club94”∼ LARRY VANN

Blues, Soul, R&B

Time to groove ∼ let’s hit it…get ready, count it off with the “Groove Merchant”…one, two three…
a real, Live performance ∼ You’re groovin’ all day long…
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Get a sneak preview of the “Groove Merchant’s” soon to be released
an authentic soulful groove clothed in pure funk
View Larry Vann's New Music Video, SITTING IN LIMBO at

See him perform his arrangement of this inspiring and captivating song (written by Jimmy Cliff, Gully Bright, Universal Music Publishing BMI) from his latest release "THE RHYTHM AND ROOTS OF LARRY VANN"
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(Includes: Biography, Discography, Promotional Photograph)

The “Groove Merchant” has created a new groove!

Funky Soul

A sneak preview of Larry Vann’s soon to be released “Oakland Scratch Groove”
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Soul, R&B, Funk, Smooth Jazz, Blues

“Groove Merchant” ∼ is the title appointed to this San Francisco Bay Area legend. This seasoned artist offers authentic soul blended with serious funk, soul-stirring blues, along with sweet and mellow, smooth jazz
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Smooth Jazz, R&B

A sumptuous blend of R&B and smooth jazz, sending you a warm summer breeze with the easy, carefree ambiance of summer
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Larry Vann has made an impressive mark on the Bay Area music scene over the years with his authentic, piercing, all-encompassing musical technique. One listen to his compelling, penetrating and intoxicating grooves clearly demonstrates why he has been in such huge demand for sessions and tours with the likes of Elvin Bishop and Merl Saunders. His top-notch drumming and percussion has garnered him popular and critical success throughout the United States and Europe, but Vann has also wowed critics and crowds alike with his sultry singing voice, buoyed by his melodic, inventive songwriting.

Larry Vann A professional performer since age 15, Vann draws from a deep well of musical influence, including gospel, blues, funk, jazz and soul. These various genres have collectively shared his unique sound, which is in full display on this CD.

Vann's resume reads like a “Who's Who” list, having toured and recorded with those musicians listed above, as well as The Whispers, Martha Reeves, The Marvalettes, Charles Brown, Buffy Saint-Marie, Randy Crawford, and many more. His work with the popular San Francisco Bay Area Blues Group, Ron Thompson and the Resistors contributed to the band earning two Bay Area Music Awards. Be sure to check out his discography to get a comprehensive look at his recording career.

Larry Vann on Peggy Sue Got Married His impressive career also includes a motion picture role as a nightclub band member in the Academy Award-nominated “Peggy Sue Got Married”. World tours with jazz pianist Brian Auger and blues harp legend Charlie Musselwhite round out a phenomenal career of music-making.

Vann’s honors and awards include:

  • The Blues Society’s West Coast Hall of Fame, “Blues Drummer of the Year” award
  • The Jazz Institute’s “Man of the Year” award.

He has also had the honor of serving as a Governor on the Governing Board of the San Francisco chapter of The Recording Academy® (GRAMMY).

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Roll with LARRY VANN