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Ottawa Wedding Piano features Larry Tarof (“Dr. L”), an Ottawa, Canada based musician with a loyal following within the local music scene.  He enjoys a reputation for outstanding pop/jazz/musical theater arrangements, choral arrangements, live performances, and original compositions.  He has appeared live hundreds of times, gigs frequently as a jazz/cocktail pianist, and is kept quite busy accompanying musical theater.  His growing body of original works (100+) includes jazz, musical theatre, pop/rock and sacred music, and he is delighted to have achieved airplay on 100+ NPR jazz radio stations (including several Top Tens and one #1) for his recent CD “C is for Cosmopolitan”. Within Ottawa’s two largest synagogues, he has directed multiple choirs and a Klezmer band, runs a religious school music program and appears every Friday as a Kabbalat Shabbat soloist  (guitar and vocals).  At the studio, he has produced many demos, hundreds of backup tracks, many arrangements and fully produced CDs.  Music runs in the family: his son Daniel appears on guitar in The RadioSirens’ “Fearless” (2005) and Shneur’s “Modeh Ani – Gratitude” (2008) and Larry collaborated on both “Fearless” and a new musical “Olympus the Musical” with daughter Jenny.  “Dr. L” was profiled in 2005 on CJOH-TV’s popular “Regional Contact” and has also appeared at other times on television in Ottawa.  He is presently involved with multiple original projects.  “Dr L.” is also a research scientist, having earned his a Ph.D. in semiconductor physics, and even had CEO, CTO and “Principal Scientist” stints in the high tech world in between bouts of being a full-time musician.  This eclectic background distinguishes him as uniquely multi-talented with producer/entrepreneurial/musicianship skills which enhance the reputation of his studio, “Dr L’s Music”, which has been in operation since 1992.

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