LIVE: Joe Barna’s Birthday Bash with Sketches of Influence @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, 8/23/12

August 31st, 2012, 12:00 pm by Sara
Joe Barna

Joe Barna

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Nippertown’s own jazz drummer-composer Joe Barna celebrated his 37th birthday last week on Thursday (August 23). And even though he was suffering from an injured arm, he still marked the occasion with plenty of his music.

The full house at Flo’s Lark Tavern in Albany was treated to a very special edition of his Sketches of Influence band/project – featuring nationally renowned trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, tenor saxman Nate Giroux, pianist Dave Solazzo, veteran bassist Otto Gardner and Joey Thomas Big Band drummer Nate Coyne sitting in for Barna behind the drum set.

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