Oral History Information
Pat LaBarbera grew up with music all around him. His parents formed a band with their three sons Joe (drums), John (trumpeter) and Pat (saxophone). Pat got an early start in his career with the Buddy Rich orchestra beginning in 1967. He performed and recorded with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Carlos Santana. Pat has played throughout his career with his brother Joe forming their first band in 1976. The two brothers teamed with Pete and Tony Levin in 2024 to form a new jazz group called Band of Brothers.