composer, conductor, music director

Daniel Barry  has conducted concerts of his compositions for large jazz orchestra with professional and student ensembles throughout South America, Europe and North America. He is the recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, a 4Culture grant, and Composer-in-Residence appointments in Campinas, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Visby, Sweden. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The sound and style . . . is difficult to pin down, partly because it switches continually from one influence to another. Sometimes it sounds like folk music from the Old Country, other times like a sort of sophisticated modern gypsy music, and again like some Caribbean or South African High Life music. The writing is fresh and imaginative, and has a hip, tongue-in-cheek sort of style that sets it apart from most of the similar efforts of the “third stream” period.
John Henry / Audiophile Audition