Lucien Barbarin

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

Lucien Barbarin (born July 17, 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American trombone player. Barbarin tours internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and with Harry Connick Jr.

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

While in New Orleans he performs locally and helps raise his five children. Comment from Barbarin, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005: "I'm not running from New Orleans," said Lucien Barbarin, who suffered severe damage to his home. "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."


  • 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:


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