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Drummer, Jonathan Barber, born in Hartford, CT, has been playing the drums since the age of 5 years old. Barber was first introduced to the drums by his father and began nurturing his passion and talents at his family church. During his senior year of high school, Barber became a member of the Artist’s Collective in Hartford, CT founded by Dollie and Jackie McLean. read more

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Jonathan Barber Joins Pat Metheny’s European Tour (March 2019)

March 1 – Tblisi, Georgia March 2 – Tblisi, Georgia March 7 – Bielsko, Poland March 10 – Katawice, Poland Pat Metheny – Guitar Jonathan Barber – Drums Darek Oleszkiewics…

SoundOff Drumheads | Jonathan Barber – Evans Drumheads

Introducing the new innovation from Evans: SoundOff™ Mesh Drumheads. With new Evans SoundOff™ mesh drumheads you can keep up your chops without keeping up the neighbors, or access a whole…

Jonathan Barber has been listed by Paste Magazine “12 New Artist to Watch in 2019”

Named Modern Drummer’s “#1 Up-and-Coming Drummer of 2018,” the powerhouse, Hartford-born drummer initially fell in love with the instrument by watching his father perform in the family church. His upbringing…

Jonathan Barber makes an appearance @ NPR Music Tiny Desk with Nicholas Payton Trio

“Payton dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes. It’s his signature, resonant sound. With the rest of his trio – the rhythmic precision of drummer Jonathan…

Vision Ahead Headlines Rainy Days Jazz Festival

Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead marks their first tour in St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia headlining Rainy Days Jazz Festival. August 25th & 26th.

JB Dates

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    Hartford, CT
    Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead @ Hartford Jazz Club
  • 24
    New York, NY
    Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead @ Jazz Standard
  • 24
    Old Lyme, CT
    Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead @ The Side Door

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