John La Barbera

John La Barbera

Born: November 10, 1945

He began playing cornet when he was just five years old. By age seven John was playing in the La Barbera Family Band with brothers Pat and Joe. Then after studies at SUNY/Potsdam, Berklee and Eastman, John toured with and wrote for world famous Buddy Rich Big Band.

Through the years his music has been recorded/performed by Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Watrous, Mel Tormé, Harry James, Chaka Khan, Bill Watrous, Bill Perkins, Al Cohn and Phill Woods to name a fews. Also successful as a commercial writer and recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts awards for jazz composition, John is currently Professor of Music at the University of Louisville. He is also co-founder of the internationally acclaimed big band, DIVA.

John’s new big band CD “On The Wild Side” on Jazz Compass has been nominated for a 2004 Grammy award and is the latest offering from this major composer in the field of jazz big band.

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Back Of The Bus

Back Of The Bus

$95.00

Product #: 52054 Credits: LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Style: Jazz Waltz Grade: Medium Advanced …

 

 

  

Best Coast

Best Coast

$95.00

Product #: 52067 Credits: LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; alto and tenor saxes have opt. flute doubles Style: Jazz W…

 

 

  

Between Races

Between Races

$95.00

Product #: 52070 Credits: Mangione / LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Style: Fast Swing Grade: Medium A…

Bird, The

Bird, The

$95.00

Product #: 52085 Credits: Parker / LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; 1st Alto doubles on soprano sax Style: Fast Swing …

Chi Chi

Chi Chi

$95.00

Product #: 52165 Credits: Parker / LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Style: Bebop Grade: Medium …

Countin' Them Long White Lines

Countin' Them Long White Lines

$95.00

Product #: 52180 Credits: LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble with opt. congas Style: Rock Grade: Medium A…

 

 

  

Dancing Men

Dancing Men

$60.00

Product #: 02930 Credits: LaBarbera Series: Jazz Summit Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; S(A)AT(S)TB saxes; opt. guitar Ranges: D6 trumpet, A4 trombone …

 

 

  

Filthy McNasty

Filthy McNasty

$52.00

Product #: 02960 Credits: Silver / LaBarbera Series: Jazz Journey Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Style: Medium Shuffle Grade: Medium …

Moose The Mooche

Moose The Mooche

$95.00

Product #: 52580 Credits: Parker / Labarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble Style: Fast Bebop Grade: Advanced …

Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams

$95.00

Product #: 52705 Credits: LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; saxes have opt. flute doubles Style: Ballad Gra…

 

 

  

Sassy Strut

Sassy Strut

$95.00

Product #: 52780 Credits: LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; tenor saxes opt. soprano sax or flute/piccolo doubles Style: …

 

 

  

Tiger Of San Pedro

Tiger Of San Pedro

$95.00

Product #: 52928 Credits: LaBarbera Series: Kendor Archive Editions Instrumentation: standard jazz ensemble; 1st Alto Sax doubles on flute or piccolo; opt. guitar; opt. conga on drum p…

 

 

  

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