Joe La Barbera Quintet
with Clay Jenkins & Bob Sheppard
August 13, 2011

Joe La Barbera Quintet: Featuring La Barbera on drums, Clay Jenkins on trumpet and Bob Sheppard on bass.

La Barbera has enjoyed a long and varied career in music, a career that has taken him all over the world with some of the finest names in jazz. He is regarded by his peers as a musical drummer and a supportive accompanist. Jazz great Bill Evans summed it up best when he said that "Joe is very dedicated to playing quality music and he's willing to make the concessions of dues toward that end. He's a top soloist and he does the right thing at the right time." 

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Joe is involved in a wide range of music. On the local scene he is busy with his own quintet as well as sideman duties for Conte Candoli, Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Lanny Morgan and Alan Broadbent. On the international scene he is recording and touring with "Bassline" (a group with Hen Van de Geyn and John Abercrombie) Kenny Wheeler, J.M.O.G. (a cooperative group with brother Pat La Barbera) and numerous projects with the W.D.R. Big Band in Cologne. 

Besides teaching at CalArts, Joe is on the faculty of the Bud Shank Jazz Workshop in Port Townsend, Washington, and is also busy as a clinician and guest artist at many major universities.

$25 in advance / $30 at door / $15 students (21 and under)

Concert begins at 8:30 p.m.

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