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
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Best Coast

Best Coast

$95.00

Product #: 52067
Credits: LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Between Races

Between Races

$95.00

Product #: 52070
Credits: Mangione / LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Bird, The

Bird, The

$95.00

Product #: 52085
Credits: Parker / LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Chi Chi

Chi Chi

$95.00

Product #: 52165
Credits: Parker / LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Countin' Them Long White Lines

Countin' Them Long White Lines

$95.00

Product #: 52180
Credits: LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Dancing Men

Dancing Men

$60.00

Product #: 02930
Credits: LaBarbera
Series: Jazz Summit
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Filthy McNasty

Filthy McNasty

$52.00

Product #: 02960
Credits: Silver / LaBarbera
Series: Jazz Journey
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Moose The Mooche

Moose The Mooche

$95.00

Product #: 52580
Credits: Parker / Labarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams

$95.00

Product #: 52705
Credits: LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Sassy Strut

Sassy Strut

$95.00

Product #: 52780
Credits: LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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Tiger Of San Pedro

Tiger Of San Pedro

$95.00

Product #: 52928
Credits: LaBarbera
Series: Kendor Archive Editions
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