Minister Offers Condolences for the Late Pianist Tony Bari

“On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Tony Bari.


“Mr. Bari’s captivating jazz, big band, and rhythm and blues performances of musical selections from across the eras had a far-reaching impact on Bermuda’s cultural and tourism spaces. As a professional pianist and soloist for The Tony Bari Trio, Mr. Bari was a musical mainstay at the Fourways Inn restaurant, entertaining our locals and tourists.


Mr. Bari humbly served as an organist at St. Anthony’s Church and performed at the Bermuda Festival for Performing Arts. His diverse talent carried over the airwaves to the morning radio host position on the former 1450 AM Gold station. His love for people and entertainment knew no bounds, and many are certain to remember his dynamism as master of ceremonies and musical director. As an example of his passion for Bermuda and sharing his gifts, Mr. Bari continued performing until his recent death.


“It was fitting for Mr. Bari to be recognized for his contributions to the local music scene at the Tribute to Duke Ellington event last year at age 73. Toni Bari was also awarded the BELCO Visitor’s Industry Partnership “VIP” Entertainer of the Year Award in 2010. Mr. Bari and his community spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

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