Jonathan Barber Presents Jones, Jones, Jones @ Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

I am proud to present “Jones, Jones, Jones” at Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club. July 28th through August 1st I am recognizing the artistry of the great drummers Papa Jo Jones, Philly Joe Jones, and Elvin Jones. Joining me is Taber Gable (Piano), Matt Dwonszyk (Bass), Andrew Renfroe (Guitar, July 28th & 29th), Josh Brunuea (Trumpet, July 30th), and Jovan Alexandre (Tenor Saxophone, July 31st & August 1st). We have prepared a special set of music that highlighted their contribution to music. Share the flyer, invite a friend, bring a date, put your Sunday’s Best on and look over Columbus Circle as we bring LIVE MUSIC.

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“Microphone Check”

As an artist, life is like being in a recording booth. It’s silent. You have tons of microphones around you that represent our society, culture, and individuals in your life. As the record button is pressed, you do not know who is in the other room eavesdropping on your creation. You don’t know what is being said nor the potential of the eyes and ears of those witnessing your body of work. All you have is yourself as you relish in the moment; as you share your knowledge and shine your light. Don’t hold back. Give life everything you have. You may be surprised by who’s watching you live and listening to your art; by how far your name has traveled and all of the people who’s inspiration has positively influenced your artistry.
Your gift will make room for you in unpredictable ways.
Be You.
Believe in Yourself and Trust God to do the rest.

That being said, I leave you with a thought; a question out of pure curiosity. When you make your daily walk into the world and the “record button” is pressed, what do you see, hear, sense, and think about?

It’s different from the person you’re trying to be. I’m talking about the NOW. Passion over pressure. Believe. Trust. And Continue to be a light.

Moving to the Big Apple

Change is something you grow into. You may not have every question answered or every plan thought out, what matters is the desire and will you have within. Starting a new chapter in my life I am diving into the city that never sleeps.
I’m happy to call New York City my new home. To my family and friends who supported me from the beginning, I thank you. Now my dream has become my reality. This process isn’t over, it just started. It’s time to reposition myself to receive what God has for me. I’m thrilled to build new relationships, learn, and discover another side of life. Onward and Upward! Hello Harlem!

Jonathan Barber performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic featuring Erykah Badu

600304_10151483367042098_178371629_nI am humble and honored to announce that I will be performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic featuring the “1st lady of Neo-Soul” Erykah Badu…… Yes, I will be performing with Badu. June 8th & 9th, 2013 held at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.
This is definitely one of my highlights as a musicians. Conducted by Alan Pierson, composed by Ted Haerne and accompanied by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Bed-Stuy Series present “You’re causing quite a Disturbance.” This will be a groundbreaking concert that explores the scope of hip-hop-orchestral fusion. Music arranged from the album New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War

“The Drum Around the World movement brings no boundaries.”

Welcome to my Official Website

I’m pleased to present and share my life as a musician. I wanted to create something I can call my own.  (Being a full-time musician) This musical journey has taken me all over the world, rub shoulders with great musicians, and have amazing stories that I will hold on to forever. With this website I hope that you will receive more insight of my artistry, my music, and understand why I drum.  I recognize that I have a gift from God and I must share it with the masses.
I will constantly post updates, videos, further gigs, and songs. Feel free to leave comments or questions on my page. I will be happy to respond.
ENJOY!!