Barney McAll

Primary Instrument: Piano

Australian pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger, Barney McAll received a Bachelor Of Music from The Victorian College of Arts and moved to NYC in 1997 after being invited to join Miles Davis alumni Gary Bartz' quartet. He also tours regularly with the various ensembles of trombonist Josh Roseman and with Fred Wesley and the JB's, and The Groove Collective.

Since moving to New York Barney has also performed or toured with Dewey Redman, Jim Black, Maceo Parker, Kenny Garrett, Vernel Fornier, Badal Roy, Stefon Harris, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Henderson and Roy Ayers.

He leads numerous ensembles including; Sylent Running, Triplum and MODAS (Mother Of Dreams And Secrets) and has also written scores for various films including the multi award winning documentary Liberia: An Uncivil War. ...
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Received Fellowship from Australian Arts Council to further studies and compose music in Cuba

Jazz CD of the year "Village Voice Pazz and Jop Awards" NYC

2002 Best Newcomer CD: Los Angeles Times music critic Don Heckman 2002

Top Ten CDs of 2001 music critic Drew Wheeler

Australia Council Grant to tour Europe 2001 w/ Billy Harper

Travelled to Cuba - attended 'Music Bridge' Composers Forum 1998

Best Jazz Composition 1998 award from NSW Jazz Action Society

Musical Director (Ultra Nate, Dance Diva) for Billboard Awards, S.O.B.s NYC

Best Jazz Composition 1995 award from NSW Jazz Action Society

APRA award for best Jazz Composition 1993 “Hindered On His Way To Heaven”.

Australia Council Grant 1991 for Study In New York

Wangaratta International Jazz piano competition 1990 1st place

Received Australian Arts Grant to further studies in New York 1992

Graduated with Bachelor of Music from Victorian College of the Arts 1986.

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”Barney McAll is a musical conjurer of the highest order.” —CMJ WEBSITE REVIEW

“There was a virtual absence of familiar bop riffs, extended bop harmonies or precise bop rhythms. Instead, Rosenwinkel’s pieces offered turbulent, thickly textured waves of sound, mostly produced by Barney McAll’s impassioned keyboard work.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Barney is a special piano player with that certain heart and touch, so he has great possibilities. He’s a genuine musician, not just a skilled artist. There’s a certain touch that I’m talking about. It’s hard to explain, but he has that.” —BILLY HARPER

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