Barry Greene began playing guitar in 1971, at the age of ten years old.
Strongly influenced by Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, George Benson and Pat Martino, Barry has developed into a world-class guitarist, arranger and composer. He has recorded or performed with such artists as Paul Bollenback, Chad Lefkowitz Brown, Seamus Blake, Danny Gottlieb, Gene Bertoncinni, Kenny Drew Jr., Adam Nussbaum, Reuben Rogers, Ron Affif, Mark Ferber, Peter Mazza, John Davis, Ulysses Owens, Jerome Jennings and Colin Bailey. Barry has eight CD’s out as a leader. Resurgence, Sojourner, At Home, Urban Jazz, In the Meantimeand three other releases, Barry Greene Trio, The Other Sideand Urban Jazz II.
Barry has several books published with Mel Bay Publications and has authored 3 iBooks. He proudly endorses Thomastik-Infeld strings, Benedetto Amps, and Benedetto Guitars. Barry has been invited to perform at the Long Island Guitar Show held in New York several times, as well as having performed at other notable NYC venues. He has also performed in Europe several times including concerts in Germany, and France.
Barry is currently a Professor of Jazz Guitar at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he has been since 1995. He teaches a guitar ensemble, applied guitar, and several audio technology courses. His series of video jazz guitar lessons has gained worldwide recognition and is used by hundreds of jazz guitarists.
“I’ve been enjoying the guitar as an instrument and it’s amazing artists all of my life. To me Barry Greene is just about one of the best; not only as a player, but also as a writer and a teacher. I agree with others who regard him as a world class musician.” — Pat Martino
“Barry Greene is a fantastic guitar player. He swings his ass off. Beautiful sound…beautiful ideas. I met Barry recently at the University of North Florida when I was doing clinics and a performance there. He teaches at that school. All the students rave about him so obviously not only is he a great player but a great teacher too.” — Mike Stern