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JB Bio

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


A new PressKit was just released. 

Jonathan Barber Presskit 2020 (front page)

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Live at Jazz Standard | October 23, 2020

Partnering with Bandcamp, I am inviting you all to participate in this upcoming release. Live at Jazz Standard will only be released exclusively on Bandcamp where listeners ALL OVER THE…

Available for Virtual Drum Lesson

It’s official, I now have my own personal drum studio. This is something I’ve been working on for a while and finally I’m in full operation. . Even in these…

Jonathan Barber on Keeping The Vision Ahead

In early March, I was two weeks into a West Coast tour with my band Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead. For me, this was a special tour, considering I organized…

Legacy Holder Receives 4.5 Stars from Downbeat

Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead Legacy Holder (Vision Ahead Music) By Bill Milkowski  |   Published August 2020 Jonathan Barber’s star has been on the rise since his auspicious 2018…