Larry Barris - guitar:
Larry Barris (Detroit, MI) started playing guitar at a very young age. By the age of 13, he was already working professionally in and around Detroit with "The Black Nasty," a well known local R&B band of the era.
Larry quickly made a name for himself among the chitlin circuit, playing behind commedians such as Rudy Ray Moore and Redd Foxx.
It wasn't long before Larry started working with a "who's who" of Detroit Jazz heavy weights, including Marcus Belgrave,Teddy Harris, Donald Walden, Dennis Rowland, Wendell Harrison, Bobby Wright and Rod Lumpkin. He also performed with national artists as they passed through Detroit, such as George Benson, Mary Wilson &The Supremes, Ben E. King, The 5th Dimension, George Burns, Joan Rivers, Earl Klugh, Joe Sample, Richard 'Groove' Holmes, Jack McDuff, Dave McMurray, Fabian, Little Anthony & the Imperials, David Ruffin, and Eddie Kendricks, among others.
In 2001, Larry released his eponymous first CD, followed in 2003 by the release of his second CD, "Love On Me". Larry officially joined organissimo in December of 2012.
"One of the freshest guitar sounds today... I look for Larry to be around for a long time to come..."
~ Earl Klugh, Grammy winning jazz guitarist