Larry Kinley, Jazz Vocalist
November 24, 1942 - May 25, 2011


About Larry

Larry Kinley was a master jazz vocalist. His style reflected not only his years of experience with Merv Griffin, Henry Mancini, and Tony Bennett, but also his many years of being a staff vocalist on television stations WLW and WCPO in Cincinnati. For more than 23 years he was as a vocalist with the renowned Frank Vincent Trio, performing long-running engagements at the Harley Hotel, the Omni-Netherland Plaza, and the Dee Felice Cafe. His TV credits have been both local and national including appearances on variety shows by Merv Griffin, Nick Clooney, and Vivian Della Chiesa. Larry brought his talents to the stage at the Celestial restaurant in Cincinnati on Saturday evenings, as well as at many jazz concerts each year. And very special to Larry was singing at the Community of  the Good Shepherd church on Sundays. With an appealing stage presence and eloquent vocal delivery, Larry complimented the American songbook of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, and many more. His smooth baritone and warm demeanor provided a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all who fortunate to have seen him perform. He will be greatly missed.