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Eddie Barbash plays American roots music on alto saxophone.


He is a founding member of Jon Batiste Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He has performed with stars in almost every genre: jazz with Wynton Marsalis, classical with Yo-Yo Ma, rock with Lenny Kravitz, country with Vince Gill, funk with Parliament.


He brings his horn and sensibility to Texas and Appalachian fiddle tunes, bluegrass, old time, R&B, soul, and classic New Orleans.


He has performed at major festivals worldwide. He debuted at Carnegie Zankel Hall with Stay Human in 2013. His portrait graced the T-shirt for the Newport Jazz Festival two years later.


In New York City he has led residencies at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Django, and the Manderley Bar in Chelsea.  He has taught master classes at Carnegie Hall.

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