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As a young valve trombonist, Barry was invited by CHET BAKER to perform with him several times in the mid 1980's, and Chet's melodic style left a strong impression on his playing. He also has been inspired by the great valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, the early works of Miles Davis and the legendary Louis Armstrong.
Leading his own Jazz trio and sometimes quartet, he has performed at the best Jazz clubs in Los Angeles including Spazio's, The Hip Kitty, Jax Bar & Grill, Vitello's, The Left Coast Wine Bar, Cafe 322, Red White and Bluezz, the Squashed Grapes in Ventura, Coles Downtown LA, and more. The trio has also performed for many up scale private parties and events in Los Angeles including the HOLLYWOOD ANNIE AWARDS at Royce Hall.
Currently both Barry's CD's " Jazz Time " and " Speak Softly " have received repeated radio air play in the USA and Europe, and he has had thousands of youtube plays from his Los Angeles performances. Barry M. is currently with the NEW FOUND RECORDS record label . His focus is on tasteful melodic playing.
I HAVE BEEN A STAFF TEACHER AT THE FOLLOWING MUSIC STORE LOCATIONS
BRILL MUSIC ACADEMY Las Vegas ,NV.
FAMILY MUSIC CENTERS Las Vegas , NV
PEDRINI MUSIC / La Cresenta California
CHARLES MUSIC STORE / Glendale California
SAM ASH MUSIC / Hollywood California - also group clinics here
MUSIC VILLAGE / Portland Oregon
SANTA MONICA MUSIC ACADEMY , Santa Monica, CA.
Barry conducted group and private Photography classes for Bel Air Camera in Los Angeles for many years.
Hired and certified to teach at these locations. .Complete background check and qualification approved.
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