194 Queen West, Toronto

Pat LaBarbera Group

Pat LaBarbera

Best known for his solo work with the bands of Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, and Woody Herman, Pat moved to Toronto in 1974 and is currently a member of the faculty at Humber College.  A true intellectual of improvisation, he has been among the key members of the Toronto jazz scene for more than 30 years. 

"Pat has tremendous musical ability beyond technical facility. He has great power of concentration to detail and is totally committed with body and soul." Elvin Jones

Personnel: Pat LaBarbera (Sax), Brian Dickinson (Piano), Neil Swainson (Bass) & Bob McLaren (Drums).