Eddie Barbash is one of the most exciting, sought-after young alto players of his generation. He is a founding member of Jon Batiste Stay Human and the Amigos Band, two very different groups that showcase his range of expression.
Barbash is admired for his luminous sound, his melodic and rhythmic invention, his virtuosic technique, his fresh sense as an arranger, his facility as an ensemble player, his command as a section leader, and his sincerity and charisma on stage. Ballads and blues are his favorites. He was raised in Oaxaca, Mexico, Atlanta and Winston-Salem. He lives in New York City.