Based in Seattle, jazz trumpeter Daniel Barry has a musical statement to make that opens up to the whole world. He combines jazz improvisation with classical impressions to create this program, drawing from cultures the world over. Along with woodwind player James DeJoie, accordionist Steve Rice, double bassist Chris Symer, percussionist Scott Ketron and several others, the trumpeter embarks on a tour that intrigues and thrills.
A graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara, Dr. Barry has garnered composer residencies in Manaus, Brazil; Lima, Peru; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Further musical explorations in Southeast Asia, Central America and the Caribbean have expanded his composing repertoire and help explain the eclectic approach that floods his program with multi-layered drama.
Nine of the program's 12 selections are originals. The trumpeter takes ?Nini's Dream? through a mesmerizing street parade in Rio or any of a thousand festive cities where dancing in the streets seems appropriate. Clarinet, bass clarinet, flutes and baritone saxophone give the program a unique flavor, while accordion, violin and cello add appropriate gestures. Barry's program is all about world cultures; the universal language. He opens doors wide and inserts a spontaneous jazz idiom into each creative tale.