Lucien Barbarin is an American trombone player, born July 17, 1956, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Barbarin tours internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and with Harry Connick, Jr.
He made his debut at age six, playing drums in the Onward Brass Band, with his great-uncle Paul Barbarin, and has played with: Harry Connick Jr., Dr. Michael White, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Doc Cheatham, Lionel Hampton.
While in New Orleans he performs locally and helps raise his five children. Comment from Barbarin, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005: “I’m not running from New Orleans,” said Lucien Barbarin, who suffered severe damage to his home. “I’m going to stay because I was born and raised there and I’m going to pass away there. We name drinks after hurricanes. We should be used to this.”