Hutchinson/Andrew Trio with the Lily String Quartet ... - Yardbird Suite

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Hutchinson/Andrew Trio with the Lily String Quartet ... - Yardbird Suite

CROSS-BORDER JAZZ SERIESJoe La Barbera/Jon Mayer TrioJoe La Barbera has enjoyed a long and variedcareer in music, a career that has taken him all overthe world with some of the finest names in jazz.He is regarded by his peers as a musical drummerand a supportive accompanist. A member of amusical jazz family including saxophonist Pat andarranger/composer John, after his official musicaleducation, Joe began his professional career withWoody Herman and the Thundering Herd, thenthe Chuck Mangione Quartet and on to New Yorkfor freelance gigs with the likes of Jim Hall, PhilWoods, Art Farmer, Gary Burton, Art Pepper, JohnScofield, Bob Brookmeyer and Toots Thielemans toname just a few.In 1978 Joe was asked to join Bill Evans in whatwas to become a landmark trio. Along with bassistMarc Johnson, the trio grew over a two-yearperiod to become one of Evans’ finest. After Bill’suntimely death in 1980, Joe joined pop singerTony Bennett.internationally. On the local scene he is busy withhis own quintet as well as sideman duties withmany well-known jazz artists. In 1999, along withTom Warrington, Larry Koonse and Clay Jenkins,Joe created Jazz Compass, an independentrecording company dedicated to the kind ofcreative music that has always been close to hisheart. His most recent release on the label is “SilverStreams”.Since 1993, Joe has been on the faculty ofCalifornia Institute for the Arts in Valencia,California. He is also a visiting artist at UNLV (LasVegas), and a faculty member of the Bud ShankJazz Workshop.Currently residing in Los Angeles, Joe is involvedin a wide range of music locally, nationally andwww. yardbirdsuite.com 11

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