Alesio Barbera

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Biographical Info

Alesio Barbera’s professional vitae includes work with the Toronto All-star Big Band, Toronto Jazz Orchestra, T.D. jazz festival, Four Seasons Centre for the Arts, and Jazz FM 91. Alesio is an active freelance musician in the Toronto jazz community and has experience as a side man playing popular and contemporary music on Vibraphone, Piano, Drum set, and Percussion. As a bandleader and composer he runs a jazz quartet entitled “Modern Blue” featuring music from around the world, and his focus on symmetry.

Alesio’s passion for teaching parallels his passion as a performer. Since as early as 15 years old, development in both has been a concurrent process. He brings ongoing performance inspired intentions into the classroom, connecting exercises to practical application, and bringing a genuine passion towards learning music.

Professional studies include grade 8 R.C.M. percussion (Honours) with Steve Mancuso, vibraphone with New York’s Chris Dingman, and Stefan Bauer, drum set with Mark Kelso, and Jim Blakley, hand percussion with Chendy Leon, and Amadou Kienou, and piano with Brian Rudolf, and Brian Dickinson.

Alesio is currently a full time student in the Humber College Bachelor of Music degree program.  He has been studying music at Humber College since 2011.

Alesio loves teaching.  He has been working with young children since 2006 providing both private and group instruction.  He also performs and records in various ensembles in and around the GTA.

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