Influenced by the great jazz valve trombone master BOB BROOKMEYER, Barry is dedicated to playing jazz valve trombone . His first great jazz credit performing many times with the jazz legend CHET BAKER in the mid 1980's.Chets cool west coast jazz approach has been a big influence on Barry's jazz style. His jazz trio has performed at top Los Angeles jazz clubs and special events such as the HOLLYWOOD ANNIE AWARDS for the past five years.
Influenced by the Cool West Coast Jazz from artist such as Chet Baker, Stan Getz , Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry Mulligan, the jazz is cool and perfect for jazz clubs and classy events . Some credits below.
Los Angeles jazz club performance credits include Vitellos, Spazios , Red White and Bluezz , Coles , Jax Bar and Grill, The Hip Kitty, Caffe 322, the Left Coast Wine Bar, Chadneys , Columbos Jazz , the Squashed Grapes in Ventura , Edwin Mills, and more......
Special event performances include the Hollywood ANNIE awards at Royce Hall , Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades New Year's Eve, Marina Del Ray Yatch Club Mason's Christmas party , Project CUTTLE celebrety event fund raiser in Long Beach , COLES repeal day celebration downtown Los Angeles ...and more ..
Two CD's released as solo artist , JAZZ TIME and SPEAK SOFTLY have recieved radio play in the USA and Europe. Barry also has thousands of YouTube hits as a jazz performer and educator.