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Herb Alpert Music Center

Adjunct Faculty

Barbara Laronga

Barbara Laronga

Adjunct Faculty, Trumpet, Jazz Combos

Contact Info

Office: HAMC 157A

Office Hours:

Online: Mondays 10:30-11:30am

On campus: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Biographical Statement:

Professor Laronga, LACC Jazz Band Director and Brass Instructor, received her MM in Jazz Trumpet Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She has taught and continues to teach at several institutions and for many programs including Mt. San Antonio College, East Los Angeles College, The New York Pops, The United Nations International School, and for a groundbreaking jazz program funded by The Midori Foundation for The Landmark and Coalition School in New York City. Ms. Laronga has been an adjudicator, clinician, and performer at many jazz festivals throughout the nation.

During her tenure in New York, she was a member of 'Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra' and performed with such jazz giants as Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Mann, Slide Hampton, Marian McPartland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Diane Schuur. As a freelancer, she has performed with Dave Liebman, Bill Watrous, Aretha Franklin, Connie Francis, Johnny Mathis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg. Ms. Laronga has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Birdland, The Apollo Theater, and The Montreal Jazz Festival, among other notable venues around the world. Her studio work includes 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', 'What Happens in Vegas' and '7th Heaven' as well as various recordings and live broadcasts. As a leader of her own group, she released her debut jazz CD, 'Love Never Dies' in 2006. She also enjoys other types of music and is co-founder of The Los Angeles Brass Choir.

Professor Laronga is an avid New England Patriots fan!

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