Barry Stephenson - Bass | Nicole Glover - Tenor Saxophone | Sarah Hanahan - Alto Saxophone | Charles Goold - Drums
Barry Stephenson has performed and toured extensively with TV personality, musician, and bandleader Jon Batiste and Stay Human, including regular appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and performances at **a variety of festivals, including the Monterey, Montreaux, Montreal, Newport, North Sea, Umbria, and Playboy Jazz festivals; he has also performed at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Barry has been featured on recent episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Godfather of Harlem.
Barry has performed with many internationally-recognized jazz, blues, and soul artists, including Nicholas Payton, David Sanborn, Seal, the late Freddie Cole, Diane Schuur, Marc Cary, Jamison Ross, Sullivan Fortner, Jazzmeia Horn, Herlin Riley, the late Henry Butler, Mark Whitfield, Tim Warfield, Russell Gunn, Christian Sands, Cyrille Aimee, Etienne Charles, Marcus Printup, Davell Crawford, Rodney Green, and Theo Croker.
In addition to his work as a musician, Barry currently serves as one of three elected Artist-Owner Representatives on the board of the independent, cooperative music platform Ampled, which Salon called “a punk-inspired collective [beating] the streaming giants at their own game.” Furthermore, Barry is a founding member of the BAMF Collective, which creates sustainable systems for musicians to get started in their careers.
Barry is currently preparing to tour in the fall of 2021 to promote The Iconoclast, and will be making special international appearances with other artists while continuing to produce new music.
“It’s like if Duke Ellington met Ornette Coleman. The melodies throughout the album complement each other in a way that creates a powerful thread of integrity and continuity between them.”