The Musicians' Company

Will Barry

2017 Young Jazz Musician Winner’s Gig

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Last Show: Sunday 13 th May 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Pianist Will Barry’s success in the 2017 annual Musicians' Company Young Jazz Musician Award revealed one of the most promising jazz artists of his generation. His 'winner's gig' features Will with two outstanding collaborators – Ferg Ireland on bass and James Maddren on drums playing classics and  some of Will’s original compositions.

Will Barry is a 26-year-old pianist, drummer and percussionist from London who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. He has performed as part of numerous projects internationally, most prominently with Phronesis bassist Jasper Høiby’s group ‘Fellow Creatures’ in Istanbul, Germany, Denmark, Holland and also extensively in the UK. Whilst living in Spain, Will appeared alongside Mario Rossy, Madison McFerrin and Perico Sambeat as well as Cuban musicians Julio Montalvo, Yoel Paez and Issac Delgado Jr, performing in Barcelona, Alicante and Madrid and recording for students at Berklee College of Music in Valencia. Chucho Valdés (Irakere) described his playing as "sensitive and fluid - a beautiful sound”.

Will Barry (piano)

Ferg Ireland (bass)

James Maddren (drums)