Steve Barry

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Biography

Winner of the 2013 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, Steve Barry has actually rapidly made a name for himself as an achieved pianist, improviser and composer since relocating to Sydney from New Zealand in 2009.

Showing a natural artistic style, technical center and imaginative maturity, Steve forms a part of the new generation of youthful Australasian musicians discovering both allure practice and modern strategies to improvisation and innovative music.

Steve's debut self-titled record was released in December 2012 with Sydney's Jazzgroove Records.

Showcasing his longstanding trio of fellow Bell Award winner Alex Boneham on bass and National Jazz Award gaining drummer Tim Firth, as well as special guest Carl Morgan on guitar, the album has actually swiftly acquired crucial acclaim.

Steve is presently embarking on a PhD in solo piano composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

He is additionally in high demand as a sideman, having actually collaborated with many popular Australasian and international artists including John Hollenbeck (USA), Theo Bleckmann (USA), George Coleman Jr. (USA), Arun Luthra (USA), Chris McNulty (USA), Tricia Evy (FRA), The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Dale Barlow, Simon Barker and James Muller (AU).

Steve is the recipient of numerous honors including a University of Sydney Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Diane Fisher Award.

He has likewise obtained the Most Outstanding Musician, Best Pianist, Best Composition and Band of Festival honors from the Tauranga International Jazz Festival.

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