Lucien Barbarin

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

Lucien Barbarin
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Barbarin 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)

He made his debut at the age of six, playing drums in the Onward Brass Band, with his great-uncle Paul Barbarin.[1]

In New Orleans, Barbarin performed locally.[1] After Hurricane Katrina severely damaged his home in 2005, he said: "I'm not running from New Orleans. [...] I'm going to stay because I was born and raised here and I'm going to pass away here."[1] He died from prostate cancer on January 30, 2020.[2]


As leaderEdit

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

As sidemanEdit



  1. ^ a b c d e Tarby, Russ. "Trombonist Lucien Barbarin dies of cancer at 63". Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "In Memorium". DownBeat. Vol. 87 no. 4. April 2020. p. 14.

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