Sunday, May 27, 2012
Barney McAll (NYC) 6.00pm tonight at The Ellington
Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger, Barney McAll grew up in Melbourne and received a Bachelor of music from the Victorian College Of The Arts in 1991. From 1989-1997 Barney worked with Australian artists such as Vince Jones, Kate Ceberano and Renee Geyer, touring Australia and Europe. He moved to New York City in 1997 after being invited to join The Gary Bartz quartet and continues to tour internationally with Gary Bartz as well as with Fred Wesley and The JB's, Josh Roseman, Groove Collective and recently vocalists Daniel Merriweather and Sia Furler.
He leads numerous ensembles including SYLENT RUNNING and MODAS (Mother Of Dreams And Secrets).
Barney has also written the scores for multiple films including Pushing The Elephant (PBS), Liberia: An Uncivil War (DISCOVERY/ NY TIMES), Motherland Afghanistan (PBS), and We All Fall Down: The American Mortgage Crisis (PBS)
Nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 and also awarded the prestigious fellowship from the Australian Council for the Arts for 2007-2008. Barney has performed or toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dewey Redman, Maceo Parker, Doug Devries, Kenny Garrett, Vernel Fornier, Badal Roy, Stefon Harris, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Henderson, Gary Costello, Ben Monder, Mark Turner, Peter Apfelbaum, Bernie Worrell, Alan Browne, Billy Harper, Jim Black, Steve Turre and Roy Ayers.
"(McAll's) ability to craft memorable themes is matched by a feel for the atmospheric... Now established on the intensely competitive New York jazz scene, he plays here with some of the city's leading musicians. His music is utterly contemporary, McAll demonstrating throughout that he is a talented composer as well as gifted keyboardist" - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
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