Barry has been a major fixture on the Canadian jazz scene for over 25 years and has been featured on over 70 recordings including 12 as leader/co- leader,with groups such as The MRC Trio, Inside Out & Random Access. Over the years Barry has worked with Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, Ritchie Bierach, Don Pullen, Don Byron & Sam Rivers to name a few. Barry has also been a featured performer on numerous Canadian tours as well as the US, Europe & India. Barry is also a Juno winner & 8 time Juno nominee.
Barry Romberg's Random Access Group was nominated at the National Jazz Awards for Best Electric Group in 2005/2006/2007/2008/2009 and Barry was also nominated for drummer of the year at the NJA in 2006/2007/2008/2009.
Barry's Romhog Records has been picking up speed since its inception in 2002 and now has 10 titles in its catalogue,and has been recieving some great exposure in Canada, Europe & the US.
Barry is also on faculty in the music programs at York University & Humber College in Toronto.
Barry's most recent project; RALE, The Random Access Large Ensemble is an extension of the Random Access group expanding the 7 piece band bringing the full compliment to 14, and features some of the finest musicians in the country. The new group has been workshoping some exciting new material at The Rex in Toronto over the last few years; and was featured in a Final Gala performance at the IAJE/Toronto in 2008
March 19, 2009
Random Access Large Ensemble Nominated for Juno Award
May 30, 2008
Barry Romberg's Random Access Release "Existential Detective"
April 04, 2008
Barry Romberg's Random Access Large Ensemble CD Release Party in...
February 07, 2008
Drummer Barry Romberg Nominated at National Jazz Awards
January 01, 2008
Barry Romberg's Random Access Large Ensemble Live in 2008
April 04, 2007
CD Release Party April 29 For Barry Romberg's Random Access in Toronto
August 22, 2006
Barry Romberg's Random Access CD Release Party at the The Rex Hotel
July 05, 2006
Barry Romberg's Random Access July 9 in Toronto
February 21, 2006
Barry Romberg Up For Two National Jazz Awards
November 03, 2005
New CD Release "No Soap Radio" from Barry Romberg's Random Access
Romberg resisted the urge to put the jams (MRC Trio) through the same cut
and paste process as the Random Access materials, and it was a wise call, for
these long evolutions are the most effective way of hearing his own highly
individual work. He may owe a sentimental debt to Elvin (Jones), but in his
intense musicality and prodigious output he is closer in spirit to Jack
Dejohnette. Random Access Part 3 and Tribal Dance are both jawdroppingly
Brian Morton, Wire Magazine
Drummer-composer-bandleader Barry Romberg is playfully subversive. The
(RA 3) is full of suprises and good humour, along with a multitude of good
grooves¦..Romberg displays quick hands, keen instincts and coloristic
tendencies behind the kit.
Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times Magazine
Barry Romberg's sound hasn't fully filtered down across that long border
his native Canada from the US, and it's a shame