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The Next Generation
|Earlville Association for Ragtime Lovers Yearning
for Jazz Advancement and Socialization
Rusty Nail just North of Kent on SR43. Barry often sits in at the Nail with the
Minstrels of Earlville on the 1st Thursday of each month.
Clearly, Barry is a dedicated musician with lots of experience. He is a Kent State grad
in Music. He taught school for a few years and became known as a real 'Mover and
Shaker'. That characterization agreed with him and he went into the moving
business. After a successful career, still movin' & shakin', he was able to take early
retirement. That allowed him to spend more time as a musician.
His music credits are long and varied. For several years he performed with the
University Circle Chorale, Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Not only is he an
accomplished brass player (cornet, trumpet, flugelhorn and valve trombone), he is
also a singer. He sang baritone and tenor parts with the University Circle Chorale.
He has a gig at Brothers Lounge in Lakewood with the M2B2 Big Band.
He rehearses weekly with the Smart Set Big Band University Heights.
In Rocky River, he rehearses with the Joe Morris Big Band.
Barry plays once a week with the Tri-C Jazz Lab Band.
Also, he often sits in at the Stow Library Traditional Jazz Jam Session.
Fortunately for us, a friend from Twinsburg mentioned the EARLYJAS jam sessions at
the British American Club and that’s how he got started playing traditional jazz.
With all those musical activities, he also is a fitness buff. He has sessions in a gym in
memory of his grandfather. In 1904, his grandfather placed 3rd in the best physique in
England! That was the same year that Barry’s cornet was made!
Family wise, Barry, his wife, Marie, their two sons and two grand children get
together occasionally and each plays piano!
Speaking on behalf of the EARLYJAS Board of Trustees, we are happy to welcome
Barry to join the Board.