The Barnard Family
Kath, Jim, Bob, Len, Tony and Adam

In Australia the surname Barnard is synonymous with Jazz music. Tony's Grandmother, Kath Barnard ran a professional danceband in Melbourne from the 1920's with her husband Jim. Their two sons, trumpeter Bob Barnard and drummer Len Barnard, were brought into that family combo in the 1940s as youngsters and eventually became - and remain - two of Australia's jazz stars. Bob beget guitarist Tony and drummer Adam and the legend continues. This jazz family's reputation was further enhanced this summer when Tony accompanied his internationally known father Bob Barnard during his annual residency at Ronnie Scott's club in London.


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Tony with brother Adam (drums) and wife Erika (singer) observing their family's history.