Barry Greene began playing guitar in 1971,at the age of ten years old. Strongly influenced by Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, George Benson and Pat Martino, Barry has developed into a world-class guitarist, arranger and composer. He has recorded or performed with such artists as Tim Hagens, Danny Gottlieb, Gene Bertoncinni, Scott Wendholt, Kenny Drew Jr., Adam Nussbaum, Warren Berndhardt, Russell Malone, Ron Affif, and Colin Bailey. Barry has seven CD’s out as a leader. “Sojourner”, “At Home”, “Urban Jazz” ,In the Meantime and three new releases, “Barry Greene Trio”, “The Other Side” and Urban Jazz II.
Barry has several books published with Mel Bay Publications and has just completed an ibook titled Playing Jazz Guitar. He continues to endorse Thomastik-Infeld strings, Acoustic Image Amplifiers, Raezors Edge speaker cabinets, and Benedetto Guitars. He has performed at the Long Island Guitar Show held in New York, numerous times, and has performed in Europe including Germany, and France. Barry is a Professor of Jazz Guitar at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he has been since 1995. He teaches a guitar ensemble, as well as applied guitar, jazz history, improvisation and a course on recording with Pro Tools. His series of video jazz guitar lessons is gaining worldwide recognition.
Just Jazz Guitar Magazine says,
his improvisations were creative with impeccable technique...
20th Century Guitar wrote:
it has all the urgency of the best of Pat Martino's work...
allaboutjazz.com had to say:
an excellent player, a superior musician with power to spare