LARRY NATWICK is a jazz pianist and composer with over fifty years of performance experience in jazz clubs, concerts and festivals. Originally from Northern California, Larry studied piano and music theory at San Francisco State University. The rich cultural scene of the Bay Area would prove to be a vital source of inspiration and instruction, leading to more advanced studies with Mike Nock and Kent Glenn.
In 1979, Larry move to the Pacific Northwest and during his twenty year residency there played in every major festival, including "Bumbershoot" and "Earshot" in Seattle, and the "Mt. Hood" and "Cathedral Park" jazz festivals in Portland. He also performed in many leading concert series, including the Jazz Society of Oregon's "First Jazz" and the popular "Museum After Hours" at the Portland Art Institute.
In 1999, Larry Natwick relocated to Dallas, Texas, where he led a jazz trio which worked extensively throughout the area. The trio performed at numerous clubs and events as a group and with various vocalists and instrumental soloists. During this time in Dallas, Larry also co-hosted a popular jam session. In 2001 the Larry Natwick Trio performed at Steinway Hall in New York as finalists in the Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassadors search.
Larry moved to the Texas Hill Country in 2004 and currently lives in Blanco, Texas. He performs regularly in Austin and San Antonio and also travels around the state for festival and club dates. Larry periodically travels to the West Coast and performs in California and Oregon. In the last few years, he has recorded two CDs and has written a film score for a documentary short.