Jazz Studies, Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Arranging & Composition Music Education, Computer Technology, Music Industry & Jazz Studies
John LaBarbera is one of the most respected
composer/arrangers in jazz with works recorded and performed by Buddy
Rich, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel
Torme', Harry James, & Bill Watrous, just to name a few. As
co-producer and arranger for The Glenn Miller Orchestra Christmas
recordings (In The Christmas Mood I & II) John has received Gold
& Platinum Records. John is also a co_founder of the world famous
women's big band, DIVA.
His new GRAMMY Nominated CD, "On The Wild Side," has met with international artistic & commercial success.
John is a Professor of Music and has implemented courses in Jazz, Music Industry, and MIDI/Computer techniques in music. In addition, Mr. La Barbera is on the faculty of the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. His interviews with the world's leading jazz trumpet artists were a regular feature of the ITG Journal. He is a long standing member of the International Association for Jazz Education., ASCAP, & NARAS.
Mr. La Barbera is a two time recipient of the National Endowment For the Arts award for Jazz Composition, and his published works are considered standards in the field of jazz education.