Barney McAll

Barney McAll
Barney McAll
Barney McAll
Barney McAll
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Tunes by Barney McAll

  • Circle Cycle
    Straight · 2000-2010 · Medium · Instrumental · A · 4/4
  • Mysteriss
    Straight · 2000-2010 · Medium · Instrumental · F#/Gb · 4/4
  • New Eyes
    Straight · 2000-2010 · Medium · Compound
  • Queen of Witches
    Rubato · 2000-2010 · Medium · Instrumental
  • Route 666
    Straight · 1990-2000 · Medium · Instrumental
  • Yemaya
    Straight · 2000-2010 · Medium · Instrumental · C · Compound


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.


  • 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 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



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
- Jazz HEAD