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Hartford Public Library Baby Grand Jazz Series - Jonathan Barber And Vision Ahead

Sunday, April 11, 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Hartford Campus

Baby Grand Jazz Series featuring "Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead"

nternational recording artist, composer, educator and bandleader, Jonathan Barber was voted the #1 Up-and-Coming Drummer of 2018 in Modern Drummer. Barber has already recorded and toured worldwide with such artists as Pat Metheny, Erykah Badu, Nicholas Payton, Buster Williams, Jimmy Greene, Jeremy Pelt, Wallace Roney, Terrace Martin, Jennifer Holiday, Harold Mabern, Steve Davis, Stefon Harris, The Brooklyn Philharmonic and many more. In addition to his first-call status as a sideman, Barber has recently stepped forth as a composer and leader with his Vision Ahead band, featuring saxophonist Godwin Louis, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, bassist Matt Dwonszyk, and pianist Taber Gable. The group’s blend of classic, swinging jazz with elements of gospel, rock, soul, and fusion is a compelling showcase of Barber’s broad stylistic range as a composer and performer. Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead was featured and headlined the 2018 Rainy Days Jazz Festival held in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, 2019 Hartford Jazz Festival, 2020 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, amoungust numerous venues across the country. Jonathan Barber - drums Godwin Louis - alto saxophone Matt Dwonszyk - bass Taber Gable - piano Andrew Renfroe - guitar

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