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Larry Tarof Biography

Larry Tarof ("Dr. L") is an Ottawa, Canada based musician with a loyal following within the local music scene. He enjoys a reputation for outstanding pop/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. Within Ottawa's two largest synagogues, he presently directs multiple choirs, a Klezmer band, runs a religious school music program and appears (guitar and vocals) every Friday as a Kabbalat Shabbat soloist. 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 "Fearless" (2005) and "Shneur" (2008) and he 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.

Larry enjoys making music. He takes great joy in meeting, working with and trying his hardest to support artists at all levels.

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