Barry Green, a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and Professor of Bass at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently directing a young bassist outreach program for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, teaches privately at Stanley Intermediate School in Lafayette and at the University of California at Santa Cruz and has organized the Northern California Bass Club. He is currently Principal Bassist with the California Symphony, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and active as a bass soloist and teacher. Green has presented concerts and clinics for young audiences in schools in the Bay Area and throughout the world. |
He is the leader (with co-leader and jazz bass soloist Pat Klobas) of the Bay Bass Band, a unique cross-over contemporary ensemble of five classical and jazz bassist with percussion. The Bay Bass Band, currently in its fourth year of existence, has commissioned over 15 works for the ensemble in a wide range of popular and modern styles including pieces by John Pattitucci, Jimmy Haslip, Bertram Turetzky, Michael Marring, Randy Tico, Tony Osborne, Edward Williams and others.
Green’s solo recordings include The Baroque Bass, The Romantic Bass, Contemporary Music for the Double Bass, The Sound of the Bass, Bass Evolution and the most recent CD, "Ole-Cool" with Cincinnati pianist-arranger James Hart, percussionist-son Adam Green plus the Spanish Quartet de Barcelone. He is working on three new CD projects of contemporary jazz/classic repertoire. He has frequently appeared as concerto soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony and other professional orchestras performing popular and original contemporary works.
Green has studied with Francois Rabbath for several years and is very active coordinating many of Rabbath’s Institute courses in America. He is also author of The Inner Game of Music, plus seven Inner Game Workbooks and a video with W. Timothy Gallwey. The Inner Game of Music deals with musicians reaching their potential in performance and learning.
Green recently authored a unique series of books, The Popular Bass Method, (in five volumes) with local jazz bassist Jeff Neighbor. Using classical and popular music in duet forms, exercises and songs to teach technique and music. The books are available through A & G Music.
You can also learn more by visiting the Barry Green Web Site, the Inner Game of Music.