Lucien Barbarin

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Lucien Barbarin
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Lucien Barbarin signing autographs in 2008 at the Sydney Opera House after appearing with Harry Connick Jr.
Background information
Born(1956-07-17)July 17, 1956
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJanuary 30, 2020(2020-01-30) (aged 63)

Lucien Barbarin (July 17, 1956 – January 30, 2020) was an American trombone player. Barbarin toured internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and with Harry Connick Jr.[1]

He made his debut at age six, playing drums in the Onward Brass Band, with his great-uncle Paul Barbarin, and played with: Harry Connick Jr., Dr. Michael White, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Doc Cheatham, and Lionel Hampton.[1]

In New Orleans, he performed locally and helped raise his five children. After Hurricane Katrina severely damaged his home in 2005, Barbarin said: "I'm not running from New Orleans. I'm going to stay because I was born and raised there and I'm going to pass away there. We name drinks after hurricanes. We should be used to this."[1]


  • It's Good to be Home, independent, 2007
  • Little Becomes Much: Jazz at the Palm Court Vol. 3, Lucien Barbarin & the Palm Court Swingsters, G.H.B. Records, 2000
  • Trombone Tradition, Lucien Barbarin with Henry Chaix Trio, Jazz Connaisseur, 1989

Barbarin also appears as a sideman on:



  1. ^ a b c Tarby, Russ. "Trombonist Lucien Barbarin dies of cancer at 63". Retrieved 2020-01-30.

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