Barry Greene

Jazz Guitarist and Educator

"I've been enjoying the guitar as an instrument and its 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

Great tone, control and musical judgment, my favorite type of player.
— Russell Malone

With George Benson

an excellent player, a superior musician with power to spare

With Pat Martino

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 Tim Hagens, Danny Gottlieb, Bill Goodwin, Paul Bollenback, Gene Bertoncinni, Scott Wendholt, Kenny Drew Jr., Adam Nussbaum, Warren Berndhardt, Russell Malone, Rueben Rogers, Ron Affif, Mark Ferber, John Davis, Ulysses Owens, Jerome Jennings and Colin Bailey. Barry has eight CD’s out as a leader. “Sojourner”, “At Home”, “Urban Jazz” ,"In the Meantime" and four new releases, "Resurgence", “Barry Greene Trio”, “The Other Side” and "Urban Jazz II". 

his improvisations were creative with impeccable technique...
— 20th Century Guitar Magazine

Barry has several books published with Mel Bay Publications and has authored 3 iBooks, "Playing Jazz Guitar""Chord Melodies"and Intros and Endings. He continues to endorse Thomastik-Infeld strings, Benedetto Amps, and Benedetto Guitars. Barry has performed at the Long Island Guitar Show held in New York, numerous times, as well as other notable NY venues and has performed in Europe including Germany, and France. Barry is 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 is gaining worldwide recognition.

Barry Greene is a proud endorser of Benedetto Guitars and Thomastik Infeld Strings