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.
Click on the titles below to watch performances by Eddie on Youtube.
Appalachian Mountain Song" with the Dance Party
Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" with Jon Batiste
Eddie Barbash and Susan Rotholtz play Mozart
"Versi in D minor" by Domenico Zipoli - Pipe Organ and Saxophone