Handful Of Keys

Jeff Barnhart

Essex Winter Series, 2014

Jeff Barnhart celebrate the music of Fats Waller in Essex, Connecticut on March 2, 2014 as a featured performer at “The Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert” hosted by the Essex Winter Series.

Filmed & Produced by: Eric Devine

A gifted child pianist from Connecticut, Jeff Barnhart began playing professionally during his early teens and performed with the “Galvanized Jazz Band” towards the start of his career.

He went on to worked in such groups as the “Hot Cat Jazz Band”, “Titan Hot Five”, “New Reformation Jazz Band” and the “Draga-Vax Connection.”

Barnhart has also been a member of Tony Parenti’s ragtime band and performed duets with jazz pianists including Brian Holland, Ralph Sutton, John Sheridan, and Neville Dickie.

A musical scholar, Jeff specializes in the piano style of Harlem stride legend Thomas “Fats” Waller.