Larry Tutt


Jazz Education / Performance / Publications

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Carnival Triumph 2010

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Larry Tutt, (Lorenzo Tuttolomondo) b. New York, raised in Brooklyn and Long Island, is a Jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator. Other instruments include tenor, soprano, and baritone saxophones, flute, piano, and the electronic woodwind instrument. He began playing the alto saxophone at age 7 under the direction of Louis Joseph in New York. By age 16, he attended jam sessions at well-known Jazz venues in New York City such as the Blue Note, Jazzmania, The Village Gate, and The Jazz Cultural Theatre and has performed with notable artists including Lionel Hampton, Barry Harris, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Bill Watrous, Nick Brignola, and Bela Fleck. After a short stint as a guest artist at the Eastman School of Music in 1984, he worked for various cruise lines covering many styles of music including Las Vegas style shows, Jazz, blues, pop. big band, reggae, Brazilian Jazz, soul, dixieland, and motown, and backed groups such as the Brooklyn Bridge, The Platters, The Coasters, and The 5th Dimension. In 1989 he joined the faculty at Union College in Schenectady, New York as an adjunct professor of music and director of the Union College/Community Jazz Ensemble while at the same time, performing and teaching saxophone master classes at the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, VT. 

           As a self-taught improvisor, he is set to publish his first book entitled "The Tuttonian Concept", based on many years of self-study and analysis and has introduced many revolutionary harmonic and melodic concepts to the field of Jazz studies.

Justin's Jazz Club in Albany, NY 1992 with Peggy Delaney.

JazzMatazz in Ormond Beach at the Casements. Spyro Gyra, Acoustic Alchemy, and Bela' Fleck were some of the people performing that day.

Vermont Jazz Center concert with Eugene Uman's music. 1999

Rollins College Jazz Festival, Winter Park, FL. 1985

New Years gig with Steve Denney and Tim Maloney from Canada. Daytona Beach, FL.

Dyanne Marlowe Big Band of the Northeast at Panza's restaurant.

The Van Dyke Jazz Club in Schenectady, NY with Ian Macdonald. 1991

Vermont Jazz with Eugene Uman, Claire Aenius, and Jamie Macdonald. 1997