Julia Barry composes music for the stage and film/TV.
Barry is currently a composer in residence at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop. She is active in the NY arts scene, performing with groups from indie bands to classical choirs, and taking part in programs like the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio and Art-a-Hack which emphasize community, collaboration, and creative vibrance. She has held numerous artist residencies across the country including Chalk Hill and VCCA, and enjoys working on projects and commissions with groups such as the New York City Master Chorale and KC VITAs. She believes in the social impact of the arts and is dedicated to highlighting diverse voices as she collaborates with artists and organizations nationwide.
Find more info at juliabarry.com.
"A voice that shimmers like moonlight on rain-soaked streets."
--Erin Trahan, The Independent
"If you haven’t heard Julia Barry live you are missing out."
--Bob Berman, RethinkPopMusic
"[Barry] sings from her soul. She can make a piano shiver-and-then-wail... Her...album...[is] a magnificent work of art and a glorious work of heart... FACT: If Julia Barry’s not on your radar yet, she will be soon."
--Sacha Vais, Irked Magazine
"Her sound is soulful, jazzy and deep."
--Paul Ruth, Independent Music Scene
"With a great portion of blues & jazz, pianist and songwriter Julia Barry is our SoundClouder Of The Day. Hopefully you're enjoying this as much as we are right now at SoundCloud HQ."
--Dave Noel, SoundCloud
"Have you seen a virtuoso piano player recently? How about a virtuoso pianist with the voice of an angel and the passion and fury of 10 mountain lions? Okay, maybe not that extreme, but Julia Barry is about as close as they come."
--Jeremy Berman, MyDailyTracks
"The smooth sounds of her jazz should be heard from coast to coast...Barry does a great job of story-telling, accompanied by brilliant piano."
--Adam Lee, Island Soapbox
"Her talent for writing poetic and haunting...lyrics will be her calling card."
--Christina Calloway, This is Real Music
"Once, Or Twice is a lush, rich record full of beautiful, haunting music, sung by a voice that’s all at once pure, flexible, and expressive. [Julia] draws the listener in with warm, deeply personal songcraft, but at the same time stays enigmatic, revealing something new upon each listen... Decades ago, Joni Mitchell made waves across the landscape of music with her haunting songcraft, and became an icon of the singer/songwriter genre. If there is any good in the world, Julia Barry will find the same success...she has certainly earned it."
--Brandon Randall, Harmony Avenue
Julia Barry’s tracks