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BIOGRAPHY

Larry Barbee, is a guitarist, song writer, and teacher and a member of the visual and performing arts faculty at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, New Jersey where he teaches courses in guitar and the history and culture of Jazz and Rock and Roll.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts Larry continued his studies with master guitarist Harry Leahey (RCA).

The Larry Barbee Group plays original contemporary instrumental music which is the culmination of long standing interests in blending elements of folk, jazz and world music. Larry has performed in various formats from solo to quintet at music and art festivals, music clubs, fine dining restaurants, benefits, fundraisers, corporate events, and private parties.

In 1990, Larry organized the contemporary jazz group, Passages, which in 1993 released the CD Unspoken Dreams on Turnip the Music label. The CD garnered very favorable reviews and received air play from radio stations throughout the country.

His latest recording, Larry Barbee Cushetunk, features original compositions by Larry.

Larry has been involved with music education at every level from pre-K through college. In addition to RVCC, he teaches at the Purnell School in Pottersville, NJ. He has developed curriculum and taught at colleges in New Jersey and New York and has a long-standing private teaching practice.

Other music projects include development and performance for the interactive instructional CD-ROM Chordmaster Digital Guitar Chord Dictionary by Zentech Co., compositions and performance for the instructional video Hand Drumming Styles by the Wright Hand Drum Co. and the World View CD by N. Scott Robinson.

This page last updated: Aug 14, 2013