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Barbara Laronga


2018-19 Season: Trumpet II/Horn, Man of La Mancha

Previous Seasons: Trumpet II/Horn, Man of La Mancha ’17

OTHER ENTERTAINMENT: Barbara has performed extensively throughout the country and internationally. As a member of Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra she performed with such jazz giants as Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Mann, Slide Hampton, The New York Pops, Marian McPartland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Diane Schuur. She also recorded 4 records with DIVA, and is part of the acclaimed show Maurice Hines’ Tappin’ Thru Life. As a freelancer, she has performed with Aretha Franklin, Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Dee Dee Bridgewater and at renowned venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Birdland, The Apollo Theater, and The Montreal Jazz Festival, among others. Her studio work includes The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,What Happens in Vegas, 7th Heaven, and Jeopardy, as well as various recordings and live broadcasts. As a soloist, Barbara released her debut jazz CD, Love Never Dies, a musical memoir of Sept. 11, 2001. She also leads the N’Awlins style band: The Bayou Bump!