Lee Barbour

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Born: January 19, 1977    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Lee Barbour

Lee grew up in Summerville, SC and picked up his dad’s guitar in the ninth grade. He learned to play by ear, wearing out several tapes and the rewind button on his boombox. By college, he finally owned a cd player and dove into the world of jazz guitar. After reading Charlie Parker’s autobiography and learning that the saxophonist practiced eight hours a day for two years, he figured he could get the same results with four hours a day for four years. Mildly successful with this formula, he graduated with a degree in jazz guitar performance from the University of South Carolina. He then moved back to Charleston where, within a year of graduating, he became the youngest adjunct professor of jazz guitar at the College of Charleston...
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“Lee is one of the finest guitarists on the jazz horizon today. Because of his complete devotion to the instrument, he will assume a large presence on the music scene very soon! A rare combination of technique, passion and musicianship.” -Joe Beck (guitarist for Miles Davis, Paul Simon and James Brown)

2004 - Lee Barbour trio dvd, Live! 2005 - Caravan, 'A Night in Samois' 2006 - Beck/Barbour 2007 - The Illuminati Outro, Live at the Simons Center 2012 - nonfiction

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Charleston, SC

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

I have taught as the adjunct professor of jazz guitar at the College of Charleston, The New York City Guitar SchooI and I currently offer private lessons. The rate is $50/hour.

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