28 July Wednesday: Steve Barry Quartet


Wednesday, 28th of July 2021 – 8:30 pm

Fantastic food and drink served from 6:30 pm. Drop-in before the gig!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to NSW Health’s current restrictions in response to Covid-19 as of the 23rd of June 2021, tickets are now limited in compliance with the reinstated 4-square metre rule. Please check back for a potential second release of tickets upon easing of restrictions.

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Steve Barry Quartet – Wednesday, 28th of July 2021:

“…One of Australia’s most inventive and accomplished composers/improvisers.” — Loudmouth Magazine

“…Dazzling in his harmonic adventurousness, melodic resourcefulness, switchback rhythmic ideas, and non-bombastic sense of drama.” — Sydney Morning Herald

Steve Barry’s recent musical projects are manifold and diverse, from a collaboration with classical chamber group Ensemble Offspring to a new trio based around the Hammond organ.

Born from after-class jam sessions at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where Barry is a lecturer, this quartet features three of Sydney’s finest emerging jazz talents and two sets of hot-off-the-press original music.

Dr. Steve Barry is an NZ-born, Sydney-based pianist, organist, composer, and improviser. Steve’s creative work reflects his parallel interests in jazz and 20th century classical music, dancing between dense composed structure and free improvisation and reflecting a fascination with harmonic colour and an eclectic palette of influences such as Paul Bley to Elliott Carter.

Steve is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year (2013), 2nd place in the National Jazz Awards (2013), and a BBM Travel Scholarship (2011). He was a finalist in the 2019 APRA Professional Development Awards and a nominee for the 2016 Freedman Fellowship.

Steve’s recent release for avant-garde jazz quartet, Blueprints & Vignettes (2018), received a 4-star review in the Sydney Morning Herald and was longlisted for the 14th Australian Music Prize. An album of improvisations in duo with Australian jazz luminary and pianist Judy Bailey (OAM) was released in 2020 and nominated for the Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa (Best Jazz Artist) at the Aotearoa Music Awards.



Additional information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: July 28, 2021

Start time: 08:30 p.m.

End time: 10:30 p.m.

Venue: Foundry 616

Coordinates: -33.880566,151.1982813

Directions: Located at the ground floor. Up to the steps, first door on the right.

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au