Nashville Scene: Roland Barber Critics’ Pick
Published in Upcoming Shows.
Trombonist, vocalist and bandleader Roland Barber has been a prolific session player. His impressive list of credits includes backing such vocalists as Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan, and playing with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Trombone Shorty, plus the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Now a mainstay on the Music City scene since returning here from New York City, Barber has a forthcoming debut album called Heat Expressed, Art Finessed, which features him heading a group that also includes premier bassist Jim Ferguson, Barber’s outstanding saxophonist brother Rahsaan, and drummer Ulysses Owens. Autographed copies will be available at tonight’s album release party, and special guests include organist Charles Treadway, bassist Jon Estes, saxophonist Cord Martin and drummer Jennie Hoeft.