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From the Archives: The Lee Barbour Trio, Art of Jazz Virtual Series

The Gibbes Museum and Charleston Jazz are delighted to share the virtual series From the Archives: Art of Jazz Edition. Under normal circumstances, we would all be enjoying this ongoing series together, live and in person, but it has been postponed due to COVID-19. As an alternative, each month, Charleston Jazz will release a full Art of Jazz performance on Facebook and YouTube.

Lee Barbour Trio

Originally performed live on July 24, 2019

Lee Barbour is a gifted guitarist and composer from Charleston, SC. He has performed and recorded with several international artists, including guitar legend Joe Beck, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Earl Klugh, Kebbi Williams (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Elise Testone (American Idol) and Cary Ann Hearst (Shovels and Rope). Lee has composed music for documentaries, animation, commercials and feature films. He taught guitar at The New York City Guitar School and The College of Charleston and continues to teach privately. Lee performs regularly with several different projects and runs his own production company, Avant Garage, producing original music for all visual media. The Lee Barbour Trio showcased their technical mastery, inspired by the traveling exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, at the 3rd Annual Art of Jazz Series at the Gibbes Museum of Art. See the full set list here. Founded in 1968, the Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent.

This series would not be possible without the support from Art of Jazz Sponsors: the Kite Foundation Fund, Art Bridges, the Gibbes’ Women’s Council, Fox Music, 5Church Charleston, Hyams Garden and Accent Store, the Joseph J. Schott Foundation, the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant, and Charleston Magazine.