Eddie Barbash Quartet to Perform at The University of Scranton Sept. 10

Aug 26, 2016
The Eddie Barbash Quartet led by saxophonist Eddie Barbash, a founding member of the “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” house band “Stay Human,” will perform at The University of Scranton at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Houlihan McLean Center. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Barbash is widely considered to be one of the most exciting and sought-after young alto players of his generation. With a specialty in American roots music, he brings his horn and musical sensibility to Appalachian folk tunes, old time, R and B, soul, jazz and more. His pioneering take on these traditions has attracted audiences around the world. Barbash is admired for his luminous sound, his melodic and rhythmic invention, his virtuosic technique, his fresh sense as an arranger, his facility as an ensemble player, his command as a section leader, and his sincerity and charisma on stage.

As the lyrical core of Jon Batiste’s “Stay Human,” Barbash has performed with an amazing array of Colbert guests, ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Parliament Funkadelic. In addition to his work on Colbert’s show, Barbash has performed and recorded with greats in a wide variety of musical genres, including jazz masters Wynton Marsalis and Christian McBride; country stars Jim Lauderdale, Vince Gill and Ranger Doug; hip-hopper “?uestlove”; rock drummer Chad Smith; composers David Amram and Kyle Athayde; cabaret diva Nellie McKay; and many others.

Barbash was raised in Mexico, Georgia and North Carolina, and lives in New York City.

For more information, contact Performance Music at The University of Scranton by calling 570-941-7624, emailing music@scranton.edu, or visiting scranton.edu/music.

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