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Eddie Barbash: Roots Music on Saxophone

August 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Free – $15

Featured jazz musician in Disney’s Oscar-winning Pixar movie “Soul” and founding member of John Batiste’s Stay Human, Eddie Barbash makes his first appearance at Caroga Lake Music Festival this season! As heard on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Eddie has collaborated with renowned artists like Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, and Lenny Kravitz, and his performance was described as “gifted, young and driven” by The New York Times.

Encore Sessions: Eddie Barbash

August 4, 2021 | 8:00pm
Sherman’s Park

Eddie Barbash

Concert Sponsor: Stewart’s Shops


*$15 Covered Pavilion
Free Lawn
*Tickets increase by $5 at the door



Pavilion seating will be in physically distanced pods of up to 2 and 4 people.

Pods are assigned upon entry into park with ticket and seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following the CDC and New York State guidelines, we will continue to monitor, adapt, and communicate the guidelines to ensure a positive experience for the audience and performers.

*If for some reason you are unable to attend the event, tickets can be exchanged for another concert of equal or lesser value during the same season.  Tickets can also be donated back to the Caroga Arts Collective.  Please contact Mia@carogaarts.org to arrange an exchange.*

About the Artist

Eddie Barbash plays American roots music on alto saxophone. He is a founding member of Jon Batiste Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He has performed with stars in almost every genre: jazz with Wynton Marsalis, classical with Yo-Yo Ma, rock with Lenny Kravitz, country with Vince Gill, funk with Parliament, He brings his horn and sensibility to Texas and Appalachian fiddle tunes, bluegrass, old time, R&B, soul, and classic New Orleans.

He has performed at major festivals worldwide. He debuted at Carnegie Zankel Hall with Stay Human in 2013. His portrait graced the t-shirt for the Newport Jazz Festival two years later. In New York City he has led residencies at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Django, and the Manderley Bar in Chelsea. He has taught master classes at Carnegie Hall.

His luminous sound and creative vitality first caught the attention of legendary drummer Chico Hamilton, who invited him to join his sextet when he was 19 (70 years younger than Chico) and a freshman at The Juilliard School. He began playing with Batiste the same year (2008). New York Times critic Ben Ratliff in a review of a performance at the Rubin Museum that fall described him as “gifted, young and driven.” He was raised in Oaxaca, Mexico, Atlanta, Georgia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is 28 and lives in Brooklyn.



August 4, 2021
8:00 pm
Free – $15


Sherman’s Park
W Caroga Lake Shore Road
Caroga Lake, NY 12032 United States
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