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“I've been enjoying the guitar as an instrument and its amazing artists all of my life. To me Barry Greene is just about one of the best; not only as a player, but also as a writer and a teacher. I agree with others who regard him as a world class musician.”
Pat Martino

"Barry Greene is a fantastic guitar player. He swings his ass off. Beautiful sound...beautiful ideas."
Mike Stern

"Great tone, control and musical judgment, my favorite type of player."
Russell Malone

"Greene is conspicuously enterprising, never less than provocative, and always accessible. Best of all, he swings."
Jack Bowers - allaboutjazz.com

"His improvisations were creative with impeccable technique..."
- Just Jazz Guitar

"It has all the urgency of the best of Pat Martino's work..."
- 20th Century Guitar

"An excellent player, a superior musician with power to spare..."
Jack Bowers - allaboutjazz.com

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 four CD’s out as a leader. “Sojourner”, “At Home”, “Urban Jazz” and "In the Meantime"

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... and allaboutjazz.com had to say, ...an excellent player, a superior musician with power to spare...
Barry has several books published with Mel Bay Publications. He continues to endorse Thomastik-Infeld strings, Clarus amplifiers, Raezors Edge speaker cabinets, and Benedetto Guitars. He has performed at the Long Island Guitar Show held in New York, five times, and has been an instructor at the prestigious National Guitar Workshop held each summer in Connecticut for eight summers.

Barry is a Professor of Jazz Guitar at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he has been since 1995. He teaches two guitar ensembles, as well as applied guitar, jazz history and improvisation.

Published Books Solo Jazz Guitar Method
Advanced Jazz Guitar Improvisation
Jazz Guitar Standards /Chord Solos
Jazz Guitar Solos Volume II
Jazz Guitar Ensembles I-III
all books published with Mel Bay
Publications

CD List (partial) as a leader:
Sojourner 1995
At Home 2002
Urban Jazz 2004
In the Meantime 2006

as a sideman: Artwork, Jack Wilkins
Ridgelines, Jack Wilkins
Here We Are, Chuck Owen
Surge, Chuck Owen
Philanthropy, Phil Morrison
Buscarino Players (DVD)

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