Jeff Barnhart

Jeff Barnhart is an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, ASCAP composer, educator and entertainer. Visit him online at www.jeffbarnhart.com. Email: [email protected]
Halfway House Orchestra

The Halfway House Orchestra

Jeff Barnhart: Hal, this month we’re examining the output of the remarkably polished Halfway House Orchestra, a white dance band that had a residency at

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What’s My Number?

We all struggle with the conundrum regarding Art and Life: which imitates which? Sometimes it seems as if we are watching rather than scriptwriting our

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Ain’t Cha Got Letters?

Jeff Barnhart: Hal, last month I mentioned we’d continue with an exploration of the seminal early jazz classic, “Copenhagen.” Let’s postpone that for a month

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The Yankee Silversmith Inn in an undated postcard view.

The Yankee Silversmith Inn

In April, I described from whence came my fascination with silent film comedy and introduced to my column Jan Fitzgerald, a woman who would continue

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Rules of the Road

During the 22-month “virus vacation” when Anne and I spent more nights in our own bed than we had in the previous 10 years of

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Focus on The Missourians

Jeff Barnhart: Hal, we’re taking a month break from our exploration of Moten to concentrate on the music of the band we compared to early

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Freddy

It’s funny how as we get older, people who meant a great deal to us in our distant youth—but whom we’ve not thought of or

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Raising the Bar with Flora

(Earnest Announcer): When we last left our store-rey, our intrepid trio, having completed their gig on Long Island Sound, was hurtling across the water’s surface

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