Larry Arrua Thomas AKA Larry Jazz was adopted as an infant by his Parents Rev David James Ridley and Mother Mahaley Sue Ridley. Larry's parents saw in him at an early age he had an interest in Music, and they started buying him instruments. Larry has been a student of music since the age of nine. Gospel music has been a large part of Larry's life and career. Larry is thankful to God for his parents, they made him what he is today. Larry played drums in the church. He also plays the bass guitar and Piano Larry also worked in television with his New World Crew where they would film and host a local television talent show for a local station in San Francisco channel 29. Larry later had the opportunity to play keyboards behind Cindy Herron, alongside bandmates G-Rock on Bass who toured as and instrumentalists behind MC Hammer and R&B Singer Kimball Hooker on Drums. Larry has the opportunity to play as a musical accompanist in several bands mostly playing the Keyboards like "The New World Band" they covered Top 40 Dance and R&B and Original Music one of their songs had a long run on a popular radio station. Larry Toured the south playing at several Black Colleges. Larry also played keyboards for "La Ventana" a successful Latin Recording Group. Larry was the first keyboardist for 5.Point.0 one of the best Top 40 Bands in the Bay Area for about 5 year's. Later Larry resigned to become a Solo recording artist "Larry Jazz". He mastered the 8,16 and 24 track studios. "Larry recorded his own CD titled "Sunny Days". He performed his music with "Larry Jazz Band". Larry has had the opportunity to open up for and or play in the same venue as, several major artists, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, James Brown.
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