Barbara Laronga received her MM in Jazz Trumpet Performance from Manhattan School of Music and her BM with a double major of Music Business and Trumpet Performance from UMASS, Lowell. She has taught and continues to teach at several institutions and for many programs including Los Angeles City College College, Mt. San Antonio College,The Grammy Foundation, 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.
"I love performing! And I'm so lucky to have had the opportunities to play with such amazing talents and travel the world while doing what I love!"
Barbara Laronga, hails from Massachusetts and has performed extensively throughout the country and internationally. As a member of “Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra” she performed with such jazz giants as Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Mann, Slide Hampton, The New York Pops, Marian McPartland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Diane Schuur. She also recorded 4 records with DIVA, and recently played for the award-winning show, "Maurice Hines' - Tappin' Thru Life".
She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, TheKennedy Center, , Birdland, The Blue Note, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Newport Jazz Festival, The Berlin Jazz Festival, The Jamaica Jazz Festival, The Nokia Theater, The Apollo Theater, Gillette Stadium, Yankee Stadium ,The Hatch Shell (Boston), Tanglewood, Teatro di Venezia, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, NBC - TV
“What Happens in Vegas”, Twentieth Century – Fox Movie
“Mary Lou Williams’ Women in Jazz Festival”,
- PBS Live Broadcast
“7th Heaven”, WB Television Network
“Jeopardy”, NBC - TV
“Love Never Dies”, Barbara Laronga, Solo Debut
“Sketches of Spain”, with Dave Liebman and the MSM Jazz Orchestra
“A Swingin’ Life”, Sherrie Maricle and DIVA
“TNT, A Tribute to Tommy Newsom”, Sherrie Maricle and DIVA
“Live in Concert”, Sherrie Maricle and DIVA
“I Believe in You”, Sherrie Maricle and DIVA
“Farewell”, Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra
“The Process, Vol. 1”, James McBride
“Five Play…Plus”, Five Play
“Hot Swing, Cool Jazz”, Nancy Osborne
“Stylistic 3 Groove”, Afro-Combo
“No Place Like Nowhere”, Jim’s Big Ego
“Everybody Wants Some (of Van Halen)”, Various Artists