Trombonist Roland Barber was the guest for the most recent in the TJBS “Sessions at Steinway” series. The event took place Saturday, August 1, and was a delightful afternoon of music and conversation.
With fellow jazz musician Jovan Quallo as host and interviewer for the afternoon, Roland gave a tour of his early musical influences and his musical development to the present. Along the way he gave insights into learning the trombone and demonstrated how he approaches jazz soloing.
Accompanying Roland for the afternoon were Bruce Dudley on piano, Joe Davidian on bass, and David “Smitty” Smith on drums.
Here’s an excerpt from the afternoon’s program: