Roland Barber Quintet
Crosstown Arts presents the Roland Barber Quintet in the Green Room.
Doors open at 7pm | Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $18 in advance | $23 at the door
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 Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Roland Barber, based in Nashville, Tennessee, has achieved a powerful, soulful and spirited artistry as a jazz performer, so much so the legendary Curtis Fuller (John Coltrane’s only trombonist) exclaimed upon hearing him, “Now THAT’s what jazz trombone is all about!” Roland’s style is a synthesis of exciting elements – a fusion held together by a compelling sense of “voice” that reaches audiences on many levels. Roland employs a warm, personal tone that is lyrical and full, reminiscent of trombone masters J.J. Johnson and Al Grey – and displays with a melodicism well informed by many traditions from the blues and gospel wail of the South to the bebop founded in New York City, from the swagger of New Orleans to the flavor and verve of Afro-Cuban traditions.