Barry Paul

Having taught himself to read music at a young age, Barry went on to study classical and jazz piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of North Texas. He has had the great fortune to study and jam with world famous artists such as McCoy Tyner, Nestor Torres, Paquito D'Rivera, and Dan Haerle.

Barry  Paul is an accomplished and dedicated pianist with over 15 years of live performance experience. Born in South Africa, Barry's family immigrated to the United States during the mid 1970s. Having taught himself to read music at a young age, he went on to study classical and jazz piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of North Texas.

Barry Paul has enjoyed regular engagements at some of the top hotels, clubs, and restaurants throughout the Dallas metroplex. In addition to appearing as a soloist at Kirby's Steakhouse, the Fairmont Hotel Pyramid Room, Obzeet, the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Center, Canyon Creek Country Club, and the Cafe de France, he has also performed regularly at corporate events, weddings, and other functions. One of Barry's greatest thrills was when he took the stage in front of an audience of thousands at the Bronco Bowl with legendary guitarist and songwriter Denny Laine, who was sideman for 11 years in "Paul McCartney and Wings" and was one of the founding members of "The Moody Blues". Barry has also performed with Gordon Waller of the popular 60s band "Peter and Gordon", Dallas Observer R&B Singer of the Year Nominee Sonya Jevette, and the renowned Dr. Don Verne Joseph Big Band.

Barry's solo piano style reflects a wide range of influences and is rooted in the jazz, blues, and classical tradition. His repertoire consists of interpretations of popular songs by composers as such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Franz Lizst, Oscar Peterson, and Billy Joel, to name a few. Barry's strength as a musician lies in his ability to please his audience with a great song from any era.

 

REPERTOIRE

Jazz Standards

Ain't Misbehavin

All or Nothing at All

All the Things You Are

All of Me

Angel Eyes

As Time Goes By

Autumn in New York

Autumn Leaves

Basin Street Blues

Bewitched

Blue Bossa

Blue Skies

Body and Soul

But Beautiful

But Not For Me

Cheek to Cheek

Come Rain or Shine

Cry Me a River

Days of Wine and Roses

Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Fly Me to the Moon

Girl From Ipanema

Gone with the Wind

Here's That Rainy Day

How High the Moon

How Insensitive

I could Write a Book

I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart

I Love You

I Should Care

I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

I'm Through With Love

In a Sentimental Mood

In the Mood

Isn't It Romantic?

It Had to Be You

I've Got You Under My Skin

Lady is a Tramp

Laura

Like Someone In Love

Makin Whoopee

Meditation

Misty

Moonlight Serenade

Mona Lisa

My Funny Valentine

Night And Day

On Green Dolphin Street

Our Love is Here to Stay

Over the Rainbow

Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Prelude to a Kiss

Round Midnight

Satin Doll

September Song

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Solitude

Star Dust

Star Eyes

Sweet Georgia Brown

Stormy Weather

Take Five

Take the A Train

There Will Never Be Another You

They Cant Take That Away From Me

Way You Look Tonight

What Is This Thing Called Love?

When I Fall In Love

 

Popular Songs

Ain't She Sweet

And So it Goes

Baby Grand

Blueberry Hill

Blue Eyes

Blue Moon

Candle in the Wind

Change the World

Chariots of Fire

Christmas Time is Here

Don't Cry for Me Argentina

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Dear Prudence

Entertainer

Fields of Gold

Georgia on My Mind

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Hello Dolly

Hey Jude

I Left My Heart in San Fransisco

If I Were a Bell

In My Life

I Need Love

Imagine

Just the Way You Are

Let It Be

Linus and Lucy

Long and Winding Road

Look of Love

Love Story

Memory

Michelle

Moon River

Music of the Night

MY Heart Will Go On

My Way

New York, New York

Nobody Does it Better

Piano Man

Seasons of Love

Send in the Clowns

Shadow of Your Smile

She's Always a Woman

Something

Somewhere My Love

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

Tears In Heaven

Unforgettable

Way We Were

What A Wonderful World

Wind Beneath My Wings

Woman

Yesterday

You Are So Beautiful

Your Song

You've Got a Friend in Me

 

Classical and Wedding Songs

Ave Maria

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Chopin Nocturne in Bb Minor

Claire De Lune

Fur Elise

Gymnopedies

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Liebestraume

Moonlight Sonata

Musetta's Waltz

Pachelel's Canon in D

Reverie

Sheep May Safely Graze

Trumpet Voluntary

Wedding March