Steve Barry’s ‘Archetypes’:
…dazzling in his harmonic adventurousness, melodic resourcefulness, switchback rhythmic ideas and non-bombastic sense of drama.
Sydney Morning Herald
Known unknowns. Left-field centre-fields. Neoteric classics.
Barry’s ‘Archet¿pes’ project revisits and revitalizes rarely-played tunes from the vast repertoire of Antipodean, American and European jazz ‘standards’ – paying homage to pivotal figures such as Duke Ellington & Wayne Shorter while presenting new original compositions.
An ongoing, inter-state and international ensemble with a malleable and revolving community of personnel, tonight’s show features National Jazz Award-winning drummer Alex Hirlian and in-demand bassist Nick Henderson.
Dr. Steve Barry is a pianist, composer and improviser of jazz and contemporary classical music, and a lecturer in piano and improvisation at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. A finalist in the 2019 APRA Professional Development Awards and Winner of a Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, Barry performs regularly throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Steve Barry – piano
Nick Henderson – bass
Alex Hirlian – drums