Joey Baron

Joey Baron ( born June 26, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American drummer and composer of avant-garde jazz.


Joey Baron worked with Marianne Faithfull, Bill Frisell, Stan Getz and John Zorn ( Masada: Alef, 1994). He also played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Laurie Anderson, John Scofield, Al Jarreau, Jim Hall, Eric Vloeimans, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Pepper, John Abercrombie and Tim Berne. Baron played alongside his sideman appearances in his own bands, as with the " Down Home Group" ( with Arthur Blythe, Ron Carter and Bill Frisell ), Baron Down and Killer Joey. In his solo projects Joey Baron is influenced by the harmolodischen approaches of Ornette Coleman, in addition to process elements of African-American music, hip-hop and free jazz. Joey Baron makes an appearance in the documentary film on Fred Frith Step Across the Border by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel.


Links / sources

  • Art of the States: Joey Baron
  • Biography / images
  • Interview (English )