Larry Luttinger, currently a member of Symphoria, was a member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years. He is an arts administrator, music educator and musician. He is the founder and Executive Director of CNY Jazz Central, a not-for-profit performing organization that presents jazz and related improvisatory arts in concert, cabaret, scholastic and festival settings across Upstate New York. He has taught at Hamilton College, Onondaga Community College, and Syracuse University, where he served as Chairman of the Music Industry Department and Director of Jazz Ensembles.
He chaired Music Departments for the Summerfame High School for the Performing Arts and the Metropolitan School for the Arts, and was Executive Treasurer of the International Association for Jazz Education the New York Chapter for 30 years.
In 2008, he was appointed to the transition team of County Executive Joanne Mahoney as ombudsman for the visual and performing arts for the region.
As leader of CNY Jazz, he has led many planning and production efforts resulting in vibrant, community-wide visual and performing arts celebrations in all disciplines, including the CRAVE festival and conference, Syracuse Artsweek, Healthy Buildings ’09 International Conference, Downtown Living Tours, Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest, Jazz in the City, and others.