The Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz are delighted to share the virtual series From the Archives: Art of Jazz Edition. Due to COVID-19, as an alternative to live and in person performances, each month Charleston Jazz releases a full Art of Jazz performance on Facebook and YouTube.
Enjoy The Lee Barbour Trio from the comfort of home on Thursday, July 20, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Admission is free. The Lee Barbour Trio originally performed live on July 24, 2019. For more information and links to the performance, click here.
Lee Barbour is a gifted guitarist and composer from Charleston, SC. He has performed and recorded with several international artists, including guitar legend Joe Beck, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Earl Klugh, Kebbi Williams (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Elise Testone (American Idol) and Cary Ann Hearst (Shovels and Rope). Lee has composed music for documentaries, animation, commercials and feature films. He taught guitar at The New York City Guitar School and The College of Charleston and continues to teach privately. Lee performs regularly with several different projects and runs his own production company, Avant Garage, producing original music for all visual media. The Lee Barbour Trio showcased their technical mastery, inspired by the traveling exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, at the 3rd Annual Art of Jazz Series at the Gibbes Museum of Art. See the full set list here. Founded in 1968, the Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent.