Larry Warrilow, 64

Lawrence David Warrilow, a prominent member of the south Florida musical community, died peacefully at home on May 18, 2010. Larry, a south Florida native and member of Local 655 for forty years, was an accomplished guitarist, arranger, orchestrator, and copyist. In the 60's ad 70's he performed with various bands, including the Peter Graves Orchestra, where he developed a close relationship with Jaco Pastorius. As a sound engineer, Larry worked for noted artists such as Count Basie, Bob James, and Randy and Michael Brecker. He worked as arranger, orchestrator, and copyist for artists such as the Bee Gees, Barbra Streisand, and Ziggy Marley. Larry also wrote music for the first episode of Miami Vice. Larry is survived by his siblings Steve, Dave, Sue, and John, and by his ex-wife Helen Stephens. A memorial service is tentatively planned for June 24 at 7 PM at the Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center. 


A Memorial Service / Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 24th at the Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center from 6-7pm. Please plan to arrive by 5:30pm as there will be some early photos to see and some of Larry’s favorite Beatles songs performed by Martin Hand prior to the service.

The address is 4000 N Dixie Highway in Oakland Park . General directions: I-95 to Oakland Park Blvd. (East) – Go east a little more than a mile, and turn left (north) on Dixie Highway – the Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is about 10 blocks on the right. Google map link below.

Please understand the time was chosen to accommodate many of Larry’s friends and colleagues that are working that evening with performances as early as 8pm.

If you have any photos of Larry that you would like to share with his family, we urge you to bring those as well.

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