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Sep 09 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jazz Concert with Thurman Barker

Jazz Concert with Thurman Barker

Jeffersonville Bake Shop at 2-4pm

No Registration Required

Thurman Barker. Blending world-renowned style with refreshing individuality, Thurman Barker is a celebrated percussionist who built his career on innovation. As a professional musician, composer, and college professor, he brings endless passion and decades of experience together to entertain, educate, and expand the horizons of his art. His career has spanned decades, and his talent encompasses and crosses over into many musical genres. From jazz and blues to contemporary, classical, and beyond, his sound blurs traditionally rigid lines to the delight of his audiences. Barker’s wealth of knowledge was built through countless incredible collaborations. He was the house drummer at the Schubert Theater in Chicago for ten years and has played behind the likes of Bette Midler, Marvin Gaye, Billy Eckstein, Vicky Carr, and blues legend Mighty Joe Young. He was a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and is an ASCAP member. He has six recordings under his own label, Uptee Productions, and has recorded as a sideman on 50 albums. He has currently finished a new composition for a jazz quintet and chamber orchestra entitled Pandemic Fever. In 2022 Barker received a NYSCA Grant for his project, Mr. Speed-Str. Thurman Barker is also Professor Emeritus from Bard College. Learn more at


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