Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead U.S. Tour 2020

Jonathan Barber & ✔️ision 🅰️head 20/20 Vision U.S. Tour

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2/24 – New York, NY Smalls Jazz Club

2/29 – Portland, OR PDX Jazz Festival

3/4- Seattle, WA The Royal Room

3/6- Spokane, WA Imagine Jazz

3/11- Los Angles, CA Sam First Bar

3/12- Los Angles, CA Sam First Bar

3/13- Greeley, CO University of Northern Colorado

3/14- Greeley, CO Tower 56 Distilling

3/15- Kansas City, MO Record Bar

3/19- Cleveland, OH Bop Stop

3/20- Akron, OH Blu Jazz

3/21- Nashville, TN Rudy’s Jazz Room

This tour is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundationwith additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation #jazzroad South Arts.

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•Jonathan Barber 🥁Taber Gable 🎹Andrew Renfroe 🎸Matt Dwonszyk🎻

Jonathan Barber Drum Clinic Tour 2019 China

Sponsored by Istanbul Agop
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Drum Clinic Tour 2019 @istanbulagop •
Looking forward sharing the Vision in with these cities.

12/12 Yunnan, Kumming | Joe Zhou Yi Shun
12/13 Henan, Loyung | Miguel Music
12/14 Anhui, Hefei | Walkbeats Percission 
12/15 Jiangsu, Nanjing | Chun Xin Percussion
12/16 Beijing | Huayi Musical •

Jonathan Barber Latin America Drum Clinic Tour 2019

Latin America Drum Clinic Tour!
August 29th – September 16th I’ll be performing in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina.
Hosted by Istanbul Agop Cymbals
I’ll post the exact dates and locations of the clinics very soon. .
Also I’ll be available for private one on one lessons so DM me if you’re interested.
The Vision

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 in the church instilled in him a passion for gospel music and he later became attracted to jazz through the music of John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, drummers Tony Williams, Max Roach, Roy Haynes and Art Blakey and the Hartford-based alto sax great Jackie McLean, who headed the jazz department of the Hartt School of Music where Barber studied. Since relocating to New York City, he’s worked with the likes of pianists Kenny Barron and Harold Mabern, bassist Buster Williams, trumpeters Jeremy Pelt, Nicholas Payton and Wallace Roney, saxophonist J.D. Allen, Marcus Strickland and Abraham Burton. Barber’s debut as a leader, 2018’s Vision Ahead, firmly established the 28-year-old drummer as a leader and composer in his own right as well as a highly respected player. Offering a fresh blend of classic jazz with elements of gospel, rock, soul and fusion, Vision Ahead is the first step in what promises to be a stellar career. “I recognize my God given gift,” says Barber. “Maximizing this gift to its full potential is the best thing you can do for yourself. Operating in this gift is how you give back to the world.” Barber’s Vision Ahead band will be featured as part of the upcoming “Next Faces of Jazz” program on March 2 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Lower Manhattan.
– Bill Milkowski

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 Barber and bassist Ben Williams – Payton’s genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time.”
– Suraya Mohamed