Larry White has long been recognized as one of the top talents in
the music business, arranging conducting and performing for Film, TV,
Broadway and the Recording Industry.
attended the famous High School of Performing Arts in New York City and
attended college at U.C.L.A. After college he toured world-wide,
performing with the vocal group "The Sandpipers" whose many
hits included "Guantanamera" and "Come Saturday Morning."
a few years on the road Larry looked for an opportunity to use more of
his musical skills. He then began a long and successful career in
musical direction, first in television, and then arranging and
conducting for some of the biggest stars in the industry including Kenny
Rogers, Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters, Johnny Mathis, Randy Travis, Tom
Jones, Engelbert Humperdink, Oscar Peterson, Chet Atkins and many more.
also had a special long-time relationship as Musical Director for Dusty
Springfield, who in addition to being a dear friend, was Larry's
favorite artist. Among the
songs he orchestrated for her: “The Look Of Love,” “You Don’t
Have To Say You Love Me,” and “Son of a Preacher Man.”
has also conducted almost every major symphony orchestra throughout
the United States and Canada.
for new challenges, in 1999 Larry returned to his first love... singing
and playing his own music... contemporary jazz.
Called "the best musician in Las Vegas" by jazz great Buddy Grecco on a live radio broadcast, Larry decided in 1998 to devote his time exclusively to performing. He became the first choice of the top jazz venues in Las Vegas. Having taken a year off (1999) to perform at San Francisco's famous Fairmont Hotel, Larry returned to Las Vegas for '00 with a string of highly successful engagements. He performed the prestigious grand opening engagements for the jazz rooms at both the Venetian and Paris Hotels, as well as being the first jazz artist to open the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Other ongoing engagements included the House of Blues and the Blue Note.
Larry has been compared vocally to Al Jarreau, Boz Scaggs and Michael Franks, although his style is uniquely his own. The songs he writes along with co-writer Margaret White (his wife) are a unique blend of Jazz and R&B, with wonderful chord changes and interesting melodies. Their catalog of original material has grown to over 200 songs.
With Grammy recognition for his "Unsolicited Material" CD in
2004, as well as increased airplay, Larry is set to record 2 more albums
this year, while going out to perform at various jazz festivals and
He topped the jazz charts at Amazon.com for an unprecedented two months last year, and in '05 continues to top the charts in three seperate categories: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion and Jazz Vocals, with the number one most downloaded song worldwide in each category.
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