Rebecca Barry’s 16 years in the New Orleans music scene helped to develop her signature jazz sound that flows beautifully through her tenor sax. Although a member of the band Bust, she often performs solo and with friends along the Gulf Coast.
Rebecca has a degree in Music from Loyola University and a Masters degree from the University of New Orleans’ prestigious Jazz Studies program under the direction of Ellis Marsalis. A short list(the entire list would take pages) of groups and artists that 28 year old Rebecca has already performed with include: George Clinton(P-Funk), Cyril Neville, The Coasters, George Porter (The Meters, Tori Amos), and Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe. Popular New Orleans groups that she has played with include All That and Kermit Ruffins’ Big Band. Rebecca has performed with many jazz heavyweights including: Dave Liebman, Rick Margitza, Ellis Marsalis, and many more. Her jazz discography as bandleader includes 2001 release “Line for Lion” co-written with Bill Huntington and 1999 release “And Then Some” featuring her usual suspects on piano–Victor and Mike–with Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton (both of Astral Project and Professor Longhair fame), plus Bill Huntington and Jason Marsalis. Rebecca is the fearless leader of the New Orleans funk/jazz/rock/r&b ensemble Bust which released the critically acclaimed album “New Hope” in 2003. Her 2005 record “Rebecca Barry and The Headhunters” featured Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers, as well as keyboardists Victor Atkins and Mike Pellera. Rebecca has performed all over the world, from club gigs to major festivals. One listen to a few Lords of Acid, Hybrid, and old ElectraVibe cd’s that bandmate Chris turned her on to was enough to open her mind to a whole new world…and is now taking ElectraVibe to a whole new level.