Larry McKenna is one of the leading jazz saxophonists in America . He is an instructor of jazz theory, harmony , and saxophone at the Community College of Philadelphia . He has numerous advanced private students, many who are well-known professional musicians.
Larry has performed as soloist with jazz stars such as Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Buddy DeFranco, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Bootsie Barnes , Frank Sinatra and many more.
One of his CDs, My Shining Hour (music of Harold Arlen), is on EPE Records, distributed by BMG Music Canada Inc. It has received critical acclaim from reviewers all across the United States and Canada . Larry McKenna can be heard on other CDs including Don Glanden, Sudden Life (Encounter Records); Al Raymond & Buddy DeFranco, Born To Swing (Hindsight Records), and Something Big ; Woody Herman, Crown Royal (Laserlight Records). His latest, It Might As Well Be Spring is available from DreamBox Media. He has published many jazz-oriented arrangements for school concert bands which can be purchased from Northeastern Music Publications.
Music arranged by Larry McKenna has been played on the Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson, and in the movie Birdy , starring Nicholas Cage, in which he played and appeared. Larry resides in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania .
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