Barry Romberg studied at York University (Toronto) in the music programme and took drum lessons from Stan Perry and Pete Magadini, Stuart Hoffman, Al Bleue, Rick Lazar, Bobby Sanabria, and Duduka Defonseca. He took musical theory with Geoff Young and entered jazz workshops with John Gittins and David Mott.

He has performed with Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, Kenny Wheeler, Don Pullen, Kenny Drew,Jr, Bill Mays, Hank Jones, Jane Bunnett, Peter Appleyard, Mike Murley, NOJO and many others.

He has recorded with Dave Young, Reg Schwager, John MacLeod, Brian Dickinson, Al Henderson, Moe Koffman and Stephan Bauer. His influences span a broad spectrum of people: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Art Pepper, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Philly Joe Jones Buddy Rich, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Keith Moon, Elvis Presley and Albert Einstien.

He joined the Moe Koffman Quintet in 1995 and also works with the bands of Victor Bateman, Michael Occhipinti, Bernie Senensky, Roy Styffe, Stefan Bauer and Nancy Walker, and finds time to teach drums.


As leader:

"2nd Floor Please" Unity 106 (LP)
"Greatest Hits" Unity 156 (CD)
"No Exit" Ind cassette


"Just for You" Dave Young Ind cassette
"Here and Now" Reg Schwager CBC LP
"Ruin" John MacLeod Unity WRCI-5797 (LP)
October 13th Brian Dickinson Unity UTY 103
"In Transition" Brian Dickinson Unity CD 120
"Subway Dream" Roy Styffe Counterpoint CPR-004
"Dinasour Dig" Al Henderson Cornerstone CD103
"Shelly Berger" Shelly Berger Basil BR 95001
"The Gershwin Sessions" Lenny Solomon Jazz Inspiration
"Devil's Brew" Moe Koffman Duke Street DSRSD 31100
"Coast to Coast" Stephan Bauer Igmog
"Invitation" Nancy Walker Unity CD 155



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