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Larry Dunn
Birth name Lawrence Dunhill
Born (1953-06-19)June 19, 1953 (age 60)
Origin Denver, Colorado, USA
Genres Funk / Jazz / R&B / Soul
Occupation(s) Keyboardist / Songwriter / Producer / Music arranger
Years active Late 60's - present
Labels Columbia, ARC, Another Hit, 101 South

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Larry Dunn (born June 19, 1953) is an American keyboardist, musical director and one of the early members of the music group Earth, Wind, & Fire. Dunn, along with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.


Born Lawrence Dunhill, he attended East High School in Denver, Colorado. During most of the Earth, Wind & Fire years, Larry produced, performed, composed and arranged for side-projects like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Caldera, Ramsey Lewis, Ronnie Laws, Stanley Turrentine, Sylvia St. James, Lenny White with Twennynine, and many more.[1]

Dunn has also toured with Al McKay and his L.A. All Stars. He is, together with ex-EWF keyboardist Morris Pleasure and ex-EWF guitarist Sheldon Reynolds, one of the founding members of the band Devoted Spirits. The first Devoted Spirits album, Devoted Spirits: A Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire, contains their cover versions of classic EWF songs as well as some new material. A second Devoted Spirits album, called The Answer, is due to be released. Dunn and his wife Luisa are owners of Source Productions, and are involved in music for TV, film and commercials in addition to working with various other musicians.

Dunn has appeared live multiple times on the Jazz Matrix Show on Solar Radio with Michael J. Parlett. Dunn's second solo album will also soon be released, preceded by a single Finally, a collaboration with Beloyd Taylor and James Ingram.

Solo releases[edit]

Year CD Label Additional info
1992 Larry Dunn Orchestra : Lover's Silhouette Another Hit Records Original, US release
1996 Larry Dunn Orchestra : Lover's Silhouette 101 South ( fusion label ) European release


  1. ^ Music U.K magazine p49 (July 1984 Issue No.31) - Larry Dunn interview

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Minuteman News Center
Tue, 26 May 2015 11:11:15 -0700

It was during his high school days that Frisell began playing with local classmates Philip Bailey, Andrew Woolfolk, and Larry Dunn (future members of the funk group Earth, Wind & Fire). It was these early adventures in rock and R&B that a really ...
Mon, 25 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

“To me, there's nothing better than being in McKeesport and being with the veterans and the young people from the band here,” former Allegheny County Commissioner Larry Dunn said. “It's a great day to really celebrate America and celebrate our soldiers ...
Fri, 15 May 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Formed in 1969 by Maurice White, the group has relied on core members Verdine White (bass), Philip Bailey (vocals), Larry Dunn (keyboards) and Ralph Johnson (percussion). With its 1975 breakthrough album, “That's The Way of the World,” Earth, Wind ...

Louisville Eccentric Observer

Louisville Eccentric Observer
Wed, 20 May 2015 08:56:15 -0700

If for “Now, Then & Forever,” Earth, Wind & Fire had to do without Maurice White, the group did welcome back to the fold Larry Dunn, who since 1998 had been pursuing a successful career as a producer and songwriter and solo artist (he released a pair ...
Point Pleasant Register
Mon, 11 May 2015 12:07:30 -0700

The Tornadoes got the run back in the top of the sixth frame when Lemley singled and courtesy runner Larry Dunn scored on a passed ball. Ironton St. Joe went down in order in the bottom of the sixth, but put two runners in scoring position with no outs ...
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:14:27 -0700

“It was built with steel from the National Tube Works here in McKeesport,” former Allegheny County Commissioner Larry Dunn recalled. He was among several dignitaries who addressed a gathering moved inside despite a sunny day because of ...

Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton Post Crescent
Sat, 16 May 2015 14:08:46 -0700

Witnesses were Larry Dunn, Bill Schnese and Mike Hruzek. HONOR SCORES. Reid Golf Course, Appleton. Reid Senior League: American Division: Irv Keough-Tim Crowe 27 points. National Division: Dick DeRoche-Bob Thomson 29 points. Honor scores: ...
Sedona Red Rock News
Sat, 09 May 2015 11:00:00 -0700

In Las Vegas, 21 is always a lucky number. Apparently that luck isn't just limited to Sin City because in Sedona the 21st annual Sedona International Film Festival proved to be its most successful one yet. Crowds wait for their theatres to open during ...

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