GORDON FOOTE director
NOAM LEMISH director
JOHN LA BARBERA conductor
JOHN AND CLAUDINE BAILEY DISTINGUISHED VISITOR IN JAZZ
John La Barbera has played and written for many renowned big bands and is one of the most respected composers/arrangers in jazz. His works have been recorded and performed by Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Tormé, Chaka Khan and more. La Barbera’s big band album On the Wild Side was nominated for a Grammy, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra Christmas recordings he produced/arranged received Gold and Platinum records. La Barbera is a Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Louisville School of Music’s Jazz Studies Department.
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