Barry hails from Philadelphia, PA, where he started play drums at age 8. He studied with Tommy Clegg, and this ignited his passion for music. Making his bones in the Philly and New York jazz scenes, Barry quickly gained recognition as a top rated show drummer. Barry continued his education at Philadelphia Music Academy and Berklee, where he studied with Carl Matolla and Louie Bellson. Barry was fortunate to play and record with Maynard Ferguson, Natalie Cole, The Toys, Bob Schad, Joe Lawler, Johnny Valentino and Kevin Mayfield. His performances included Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Chorus Line, Godspell, The Roar of the Grease Paint – The Smell of the Crowd, and Mack and Mabel.
Barry continues to hone his musical skills with the talents surrounding him in Blackjack Rose… the band is an eclectic pairing of talent that puts on a unique and entertaining set!