Born in Naples, Barbieri started his career in 1993, under the production by Pino Daniele. Also active as a songwriter for other artists, his major hit was the Giorgia"s song "In vacanza con me". In 2003 he founded the record label "Microcosmo".
Initially a popular singer, during the years he started a transition towards a more sophisticated style.
His music binds world music to jazz, to the tradition of the Italian cantautori. Currently has released worldwide four studio album and a live cd+Digital Video Disc. His latest album, titled "" is dedicated to the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Chet Baker.