Aubrey Barnes - Jazz Singer | New York City, New York

(7 Reviews)5.0
Country: United States
Based In: New York City, New York
From: $1000
I specialize in the genres of Broadway, Pop, Jazz Standards, Gospel, and Adult Contemporary. I've been singing for churches, schools, political rallies, weddings, clubs... since birth... I love music and I sing with an organic honesty throughout all my songs.

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Description

The services I provide are those of an artist, specifically, me as lead and solo singer. My service to the general public is heralded with songs of upbeat and positive meaning and time-honored appeal. I begin some of my shows with a Stevie Wonder selection, "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," while other shows have a different opener depending on my audience demographic. Often, you'll find me mixing in with the audience or certainly directly appealing to them through song or a much beloved sing-a-long number. My musical set can be anywhere from 50 minutes to an hour depending on a few variab ...

Biography

The vocalist, song stylist and balladeer Aubrey Barnes, an East Carolina University alum, who holds a bachelor's degree in music and drama - along with departmental honors, can be found singing in renown and revered jazz venues in New York City and in the tri-state area and particularly in his beloved Harlem, where the musical doyen hones his musical gift. This musical veteran has toured with gospel choirs, singing in Madison Square Garden; featured soloist for Miss Black Teenage World Pageant; leads in dozens of community and professional theatrical works including "Westside Story," "Home" a ...

Reviews     (7 Reviews)

Aubrey Barnes - Jazz Singer - New York City, New York Event Location: WHCR 90.3 FM CUNY/Upper West Side/New York City Event Type: Radio Broadcast WHCR 90.3 FM 5th September 2021
"Aubrey is a great song stylist."
Reviewed by: Lamon Fenner, show host, jazz DJ
Aubrey Barnes - Jazz Singer - New York City, New York Event Location: Parnell's/Upper East Side/New York City Event Type: Featured Headliner for Concert 14th March 2020
"To see Aubrey Barnes performing is breathtaking and unnervingly sensual. Not only is his tone sublime but his phrasing is acutely personal and captivating... He is one of the most authentic and musically articulate vocalists that I have ever recorded. The most prized gems are the rarest...and Mr. Barnes belongs in that category"
Reviewed by: Ellen Christi
Aubrey Barnes - Jazz Singer - New York City, New York Event Location: Club Bonofide/Upper East Side/New York City Event Type: Concert Showcasing Musicians 23rd February 2020
"This artist, Aubrey Barnes, is time-honored as an entertainer. Familiar with his work in more than one venue, I don't hesitate to suggest the use of his presentation for special events."
Reviewed by: Jacquelynn Beville

Experience

My experience as a singer began while singing in a church play. I was five years of age and sang the spiritual, "Swing Low Sweet Chariot." Even though I grew up in a household full of music, I was somewhat perplexed at being asked to sing this song, but sing it I did and fell in love at first sight with, not only singing but with the musical experience itself! My confidence grew directly as a result of singing in the public eye and singing in the public has continued to the present. Along with the church plays, came community theater which was fascinating to me...I experienced the joys of ...

Previous Clients

* The beginning of New York City's experience of the pandemic was the ending of the "Forever Motown" show I was in. Musical Director Gary Cupper; producers Larry Marshak and Gary Garzandas; Talent coordinator Tracey Robinson-Greene. Lead singer and dancer with the Temptations Review, sang Motown greats!
* I was featured entertainment for a charitable event; "Entertainment Gala 2019 (9.'19)" for Project Find, an organization that finds housing for the aged in the arts. Coordinator Kathleen Fitzgibbons.
* "Parnell's" an upper east side swank Irish Restaurant/Pub, where I did several ...

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Bridal Shower Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Funeral/Memorial Service Graduation Party Grand Opening Party High School Reunion HM Forces/Army/Navy/Military Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party School Event Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Wedding Ceremony

Acting Experience

Aubrey Barnes' acting experience is formidable. His pre-professional experience includes; church plays and lots of community theatre all prerequisite for the professional stage with which Aubrey has taken. Professional film background work in films such as "Hitch," starring Will Smith; "Spiderman I & 3" featured; and "What Women Want," starring Mel Gibson plus many more, have set the tone for Aubrey's continuing evolution as an actor. While he has an abundance of film/background and feature credits, his theatrical stage works is also ample: leading roles in great works such as "Home," playi ...

Modelling Experience

Aubrey Barnes began modeling at his alma mater, ECU, when approached by then veteran photographer Chap Gurley who told Aubrey he saw something in him absolutely stunning and worthy to be photographed... Ever humble, Aubrey recites how he simply took Chap up on his offer and did a photo shoot with him, the rest is history, albeit not completely within the area of interest to this artist at the time, Aubrey has gone on to shoot with several photographers for stock and various projects. Aubrey's model good looks are a great selling point for this artist!

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5' 11 1/2"
Weight: 180lbs
Chest: 42
Waist: 36
Eyes: brown
Hair: black
Shoe Size: 12-13

Meet the Act

Music, movies and film are the hallmarks of my entertainment experience having taken root very early in my life - really around four-five years of age, listening to the music my Mother sang and played on her devices. I come from a very large family: I have 16 matriarchal aunts and uncles and 14 patriarchal aunts and uncles, along with their very large families... tons of cousins! It was quite common when family visited or when we visited family, for us children (cousins) to get together and play, sing and dance to each other, seeing what each the other could do! When we get together now, we ...

Additional Information

Aubrey Barnes is working on a much anticipated solo CD project that will showcase the jazz standards of the time-honored songs of the Great American Songbook. CD is tentatively scheduled for release in the Spring of 2022!


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Aubrey Barnes

I sing the jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, the music of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, the Gershwin Brothers and more. I'm a solo act with an accompanying pianist and or quartet with three backup singers upon request. I, also, sing Broadway Standards, Pop music, Adult Contemporary and Gospel/Spirituals

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