Nicky Barbato Project

Nicky Barbato Project

Nicky Barbato is a guitarist, bandleader, composer, and educator based in Queens, New York.

During high school, he studied at Lagond Music School. As a member of one of the school’s ultimate performance bands, Standing Room Only, he toured Montreal, Baltimore, and the Northeastern United States, and also played renowned New York City venues, including The Bitter End and the Knitting Factory.

From there, Barbato attended Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), and graduated in 2013 with an undergraduate degree in guitar performance. Immediately after graduating, he attended New York University (New York, NY) for his master’s degree in music education. There, he submitted his master’s thesis The Music Classroom as a Safe Space: Strategies for Teaching Jazz Improvisation, and received an award for Outstanding Potential in the Field of Music Education. Over the years, Barbato has performed with Paul Shafer, Omar Hakim, Arthur Lipner, Richie Morales, Charlie Lagond, and Rusty Holloway, to name a few.

Nicky Barbato is an active working musician in the greater New York City area, and has been teaching at Lagond Music School in Elmsford, New York since 2010. Most recently, Barbato began leading the Nicky Barbato Project, and recorded his debut EP, 1953.

The Nicky Barbato Project is a dynamic guitar trio that combines surf guitar and pedal steel twang, 1960s film score soundscapes, jazz harmonies, and retro pop melodicism.

$10.00 - $12.00


PLEASE NOTE: There is a ONE DRINK MINIMUM for standing and bar stools, and TWO DRINK MINIMUM at tables.

Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.

Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.

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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2