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Gretsch Drum Artist Joe La Barbera Receives L.A. Jazz Treasure Award!

Gretsch Drum Artist Joe La Barbera Receives L.A. Jazz Treasure Award!

From the Los Angeles Jazz Society —

Let’s congratulate this year’s recipient of the 11th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award, drummer and composer Joseph La Barbera, presented by the LA Jazz Society & LACMA! His career highlights include his work as part of the Bill Evans Trio, along with Tony Bennett, Bud Shank, and Rosemary Clooney. Since 1993, Joe has been on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts, as well as the Bud Shank Jazz Workshop.

The award presentation will be made during the jazz concert at LACMA on Friday evening, September 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Concert is FREE to the public and will be held in the Schmidt Welcome Plaza. Opening for Joe will be the Samantha Quevedo trio – Samantha is the recipient of the 2019 Shelly Manne New Talent Award.

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Congratulations, Joe, from everyone at Gretsch and Gretsch Drums!