Barbarba Morrison Streaming now on Spotify!

Listen to all of the legendary Jazz + Blues hits from Barbarbara Morrison and other accomplished jazz artists!

Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and raised in Romulus, Michigan, Barbara Morrison recorded her first appearance for radio in Detroit at the age of 10. She moved to Los Angeles in 1973, at the age of 23, and sang with Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson’s band. Between the mid-1970s and early 1990s, she recorded several albums with Johnny Otis.

In 1986, Morrison toured with the Philip Morris Superband, completing a 14-city one-month tour of Canada, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines, playing with jazz organist Jimmy Smith and backed by saxophonist James Moody, guitarist Kenny Burrell, trumpeter Jon Faddis, and Grady Tate on drums. Morrison also completed a 33-city tour in the US, co-headlining in an all-star tribute to composer Harold Arlen (known for the music for the classic film, The Wizard of Oz). In 1995, Morrison appeared in a televised Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, with Mel Tormé, Diane Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, and Lou Rawls. Over the years she has performed with many renowned jazz and blues musicians, including legends such as Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, David T. Walker, Jimmy Smith, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, and Keb’ Mo. 

More recently, beginning in 2011, Morrison has been performing with Jack Hale, a popular Southern California guitarist, arranger, and band leader of both cool and hot vintage jazz and swing styles from the 1920s through the 1950s. Since 2014 Barbara has been performing with a hot swing group, “Bobby Barron and His Swing Thing Band”-throughout southern California. mostly in the swing dance circuit.

The Barbara Morrison Performance Arts Center, located in Los Angeles, supports the Harmony Project, which helps children encounter music in an after-school program.

Barbara Morrison

Barbara Morrison ABC 7 news interview. March 1, 2020

Events

Black Music Month Tribute to Ray Charles – Bili Red

Barbara Morrision Performing Arts Center celebrates June's Black Music Month with Bili Red and our tribute to the great Ray Charles. Join us June 5th 2020 @8pm Streaming live on YouTube , Facebook and barbaramorrison.com . Donations are greatly appreciated.

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Black Music Month Tribute to Sarah Vaughan – Pat Sligh

Barbara Morrision Performing Arts Center celebrates June's Black Music Month with Pat Sligh and our tribute to the great Sarah Vaughan. Join us June 12th 2020 @8pm Streaming live on YouTube , Facebook and barbaramorrison.com .

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Black Music Month Tribute Dionne Warwick – Patricia Bryant

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center celebrates Black Music Month with Patricia Bryant and our tribute to the great Dionne Warwick. Join us June 17th 2020 @8pm Streaming live on Facebook , YouTube and barbaramorrison.com

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Black Music Month Tribute to Hampton Hawes – Bradley Young

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center celebrates Black Music Month with Bradley Young and our tribute to the great Hampton Hawes. Join us June 18th 2020 @8pm Streaming live on Facebook , Youtube and barbaramorrison.com

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Black Music Month Tribute to Lou Rawls – Jay Jackson

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center celebrates Black Music Month with Jay Jackson and our tribute to the great Lou Rawls. Join us June 19th 2020 @8pm Streaming live on Facebook , Youtube and barbaramorrison.com

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Black Music Month Tribute to Blue Mitchell – Sam Hankins

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center celebrates Black Music Month with Sam Hankins and our tribute to the great Blue Mitchell. Join us June 19th 2020 @8pm Streaming live on Facebook , Youtube and barbaramorrison.com

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Black Music Month Tribute to Duke Ellington – Logan Johnson *Father’s Day Special*

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center celebrates Black Music Month with our tribute to the great Duke Ellington. Join Logan Johnson and Barbara Morrison for a Special Father's Day event June 21st 2020 @4pm Streaming live on Facebook , Youtube and barbaramorrison.com

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Black Music Month Tribute to Billie Holiday – N U R A H

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center celebrates Black Music Month with N U R A H and her tribute to the great Billie Holiday.
Join us June 25th 2020 @8pm Streaming live on Facebook , Youtube and barbaramorrison.com

Find out more »
Facebook / YouTube, CA United States
+ Google Map

Ruth Davies Blues Night with Special Guest BARBARA MORRISON

Ruth has been bewitching blues fans for years touring with the crème de la soulful crème: John Lee Hooker, Charles Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Elvin Bishop, and more. Our Blues Night featured guest this year is knockout vocalist and musician, Barbara Morrison. Wednesday, July 22

7:30 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Tickets: $15/$38/$45 >> https://stanfordjazz.org/more-info/ruth-davies-blues-night-with-special-guest-barbara-morrison/

Find out more »
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr
Standford, CA 94305 United States
+ Google Map