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
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, The Grove in Los Angeles, The Baked
Potato in Hollywood, and Roscoe’s Chicken
and Waffles (The Cotton Club) in Long Beach.
Recently he was 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.