Detroit’s Spencer Barefield with Dave Young

Spencer Barefield-Guitar
Kevin Turcotte-Trumpet

Dave Young-Bass

Terry Clarke-Drums

“A.Spencer Barefield is the best guitarist ignored by the U.S. jazz industry. Hemelds the techniques of Segovia and Jimi Hendrix into a startling jazz lexicon.TheDetroit-based Barefield’s ensembles have included the likes of James Carter,Andrew Cyrille and Richard Davis, and his compositions have made bold use ofstring quartets.”  BillShoemaker, JazzTimes

Described by JazzTimes as ‘an extraordinaryguitarist/composer,’ Barefield has received numerous awards for composition andperformance from National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, KresgeFoundation and others. He has toured and recorded in the US, Canada, andEurope, extensively as a leader, soloist, and with Lester Bowie, RoscoeMitchell, Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Richard Davis and many more. Barefield’sCreative Arts Collective has received international recognition for itsinnovative presentations, including its Creative Music at the Detroit Instituteof Arts series and current PalmerWoods Music in Homes series.  For more info visit


Barefield will perform with a trio of Toronto’s finest awardwinning jazz all-stars, bassist Dave Young, Alex Dean (sax), & Terry Clarke(drums). For more info on these artist please visit: