Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger, Barney McAll moved to NYC in 1997 after being invited to join The Gary Bartz Quartet. He leads numerous ensembles including; Sylent Running, Triplum and MODAS (Mother Of Dreams And Secrets) and has also written scores for a multitude of award winning films including:
- Liberia: An Uncivil War
- Motherland Afghanistan
Barney was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 and was also awarded the prestigious Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts for 2007-2008.
He tours regularly with Gary Bartz Quartet, Fred Wesley and the JB's, the various ensembles of trombonist Josh Roseman and with Groove Collective. Since moving to New York Barney has performed or toured with: Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dewey Redman, Maceo Parker, Kenny Garrett, Vernel Fornier, Badal Roy, Stefon Harris, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Henderson, Ben Monder and Roy Ayers.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Received Fellowship from Australian Arts Council for further studies and to 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 www.CDNOW.com 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 1989
HAS PERFORMED OR RECORDED WITH:
Matt Wilson, Bernie Worrell, Billy Kilson, Charlie Hunter, Billy Harper, Kenny Garrett, Ed Howard, Vernel Fornier, Terry Clarke, Mike Clarke, Tim Ries, Marvin Stamm , Badal Roy, Stefon Harris, Wallace Roney, Seamus Blake, Mark Turner, Peter Apfelbaum, Gary Bartz, Doug De Vries, Andy Bey, David Binney, Jim Black, Jeff Ballard, Dewey Redman, Louis Hayes, Alan Browne, Gerry Gonzales, Mark Turner, Fred Wesley, N'dea Davenport, Bobby Sanabria, Steve Turre ,Josh Roseman, Ben Monder,The Groove Collective, Rodney Holmes, Jimmy Cobb, Andy Bey, Vincent Herring, Dave Gilmore, Chris Speed, Gary Costello, Reggie Washington, Ben Perowsky, Scott Colly, Adam Rogers, Bernie Worrell, Ron McLure, David Gilmore, Brad Jones, Ed Howard, Eddie Henderson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roy Ayers, Liberty Ellman