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
a few years on the road
Larry looked for an opportunity to use more of his musical skills.
In addition to being on staff as a songwriter with Motown, 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 2004 Larry returned to his first love... singing
and playing his own music... contemporary jazz.
A music critic wrote,
"finally, an artist appears that crosses the barrier of
contemporary music with a prolific melodic line and chords and changes
reminiscent of Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Chuck Mangione & Henry
Mancini. Listen to him sing! There's a quality that's unique and
beautiful, with exceptional intonation and phrasing... something yet to
be discovered by most contemporary singers."
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.
Grammy recognition for his "Unsolicited Material" CD, as well
as increased airplay, now over 300 stations worldwide, Larry is set to
record a new CD this year, while going out to perform at various jazz
festivals and corporate events.
He topped the jazz charts at Amazon.com for an unprecedented two months 3 years ago, and in '05-'06 has the continued to top the charts in three separate categories: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion and Jazz Vocals, with the number one most downloaded jazz vocal of '05.
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