Larry O. Willians is a veteran sax man that has performed for and/or with some of the industry’s elite entertainers. Starting his career as Little Richard’s Band leader, and performing with the likes of Ike and Tina Turner, Larry hit the ground running as a world class musician. He has parlayed his travels into being a first call musician for Motown and A&M Records. After which, he went on to be the horn section leader for the Gap Band. This group was affectionately known as “The Gappers.” After deciding to front his own band, Larry has emerged as one of the prominent sax players in the industry.
Larry has performed and recorded with some of the industry’s elite entertainers. Larry is very proud to have been featured with legends such as Little Richard, B.B. King, The Gap Band, Ike and Tina Turner, The Tonight Show Band, Motown Records, A&M Records, Quincy Jones Productions, etc., etc.
When performing with his full band, Larry is always accompanied by a few of his close friends and contemporaries, (many of whom are Grammy Award winners and solo artists).
Larry’s West Coast appearances have included the Perris Lake Jazz Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival in Pasadena, Universal Studio, Whiskey Red’s, Farmer’s Market (Hollywood), Luminarias, Odyssey House, Beverly Center (Beverly Hills), Westfield Topanga, The Village (Topanga Shopping Center), Malibu Winery, Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw), Sherman Oaks Galleria, The Grove in Los Angeles, The Baked Potato in Hollywood, and Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (The Cotton Club) in Long Beach. Larry was previously featured on an episode of Dr. Phil’s Reality Show. In addition to performing in large venues, Larry is equally proud and enthusiastic about performing in more intimate and private settings. During solo performances, Larry is accompanied by over 250 custom studio recorded tracks that range from Bruno Mars to Miles Davis. This is ideal for restaurants and other intimate gatherings where ambiance is ideal.