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Steven Barry
Steven Barry 

 

Steven Barry is a 22-year old Auckland-born pianist who crossed the ditch to Australia in early 2009 to quickly become one of Sydney’s most sought-after jazz pianists. He is currently in his final year at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he has studied with our own Judy Bailey, Alan Broadbent and Mike Nock, as well major international artists such as Jon Gordon, Florian Ross, and Sean Wayland. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Most Outstanding Musician, Best Pianist and Best Composition at the Tauranga International Jazz Festival.

Described as being “inventive, creative and humorous”, Steven has worked with many prominent Australasian and international artists such as John Hollenbeck (USA), Theo Bleckmann (USA), Chris McNulty (USA), George Coleman Jr. (USA), Dale Barlow, Simon Barker and James Muller (AU), and recently recorded an album with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and vocalist Kristin Beradi.

"...equally convincing building irresistible momentum into convoluted rhythms, or shaping the wistful melody of Ambulation with the softness of a watercolourist." - Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 16:41