News

CURRENTLY . . .

  2017 is starting out to be quite an exciting year!!!

Billy Ocean's album 'Here You Are: The Music of my Life' is set to be released in the U.S. on July 21, 2017!!!

Barry has completed work on Freddie Jackson's newest album - 'Love Signals' The first single track is called 'One Night' and is receiving acclaim across all radio formats. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-night-single/id1221633992

Michael Lington's latest album called 'Second Nature' has done very well. The first single 'Midnight Drive' has been #1 on the Groove Jazz Music Chart and it is in the top 10 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart!!https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/second-nature/id1093068410

Barry is currently in the studio with smooth jazz saxophonist Najee working on a brand new release!!

July 2016
The new
Billy Ocean Album - "Here You Are -The Best Of" is certified Silver in the UK!   
 www.amazon.com/Here-You-Are-Billy-Ocean/dp/B01C81PFBM/168-1183931-9547506


April 2016
The new Billy Ocean Album - "Here You Are -The Best Of" enters the UK Album Chart at #4

Michael Lington Album - "Second Nature" enters the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts at #3
www.amazon.com/Second-Nature-Michael-Lington/dp/B01F7T6O4Y/ref=sr_1_1


Barry has just finished work on a collaboration for Siedah Garrett's upcoming CD featuring Faith Evans, Chante Moore and Sheila E as guest vocalists! 

Barry is excited to once again be on the faculty for the NYU Summer Songwriters' Workshop and a Songwriting Adjunct Professor in the Steinhardt School's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
 steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/songwriting/people/faculty/eastmond

2015
'Soul Appeal' - the single -  has been on the Billboard Top Ten Smooth Jazz Chart for two weeks!!!

The single "Soul Appeal" has been #1 on the USA Today Jazz Charts for 8 weeks!!
                         Check out the album review:  http://www.smoothjazzmag.com/information.php?information_id=484
       You can preview and purchase it on itunes at:    
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-appeal/id827828390

We had fun working on the Michael Lington project ! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3GE1z5eFk

Michael Lington's project, titled "Soul Appeal" will be released on April 8, 2014.  
http://news.smoothjazznetwork.com/pages/posts/michael-lington-releasing-soul-appeal-april-8-1174.php

Barry's interview with DJ Soulswede will air on Dec. 15, 2013.  Check out soulinterviews.com  . . .

Stay tuned for Barry's upcoming appearances on Soulinterviews.com!   See ad below . . .Artists Doing Radio

Listen to Freddie Jackson's interview on DJ Soulswede's Soulinterviews.com http://www.soulinterviews.com/freddie-jackson-2012/

Billy Ocean's CD 'Here You Are' getting great reviews in Europe . . .  Will be released in the states later this year !

http://www.entertainment-focus.com/music-review/billy-ocean-here-you-are-album-review/

Check out Billy Ocean's radio interview talking about the new CD - 'Here You Are'  . .  http://t.co/bpKfmNRxTb

Billy Ocean's CD "Here You Are" will be released April 15, 2013!   http://www.billyocean.co.uk/hereyouare/

Check out Barry's interview with ASCAP . .
http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/news/2013/03/the-expo-experience-platinum-writer-producer-barry-eastmond.aspx

Barry is pleased to participate at the ASCAP EXPO 2013 in April as a panelist !!  http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/2013/panelists.aspx

Busy writing with saxaphonist Michael Lington for his next CD!!!
http://www.michaellington.com/

Barry will again be a part of NYU Steinhardt's Summer 2013 Songwriting workshop! http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/scoring/programs/summer/songwriting

CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. ANITA BAKER ON HER GRAMMY NOMINATION !!!

Barry has co-written a song for Faith Evans new R&B Divas project called "Sisterfriend" with
longtime collaborator Gordon Chambers.  The CD is out October 2, 2012 . . . .
http://www.thisisrnb.com/2012/10/behind-the-scenes-faith-evans-the-rb-divas-record-sisterfriend/

Barry is working on the upcoming Anita Baker album 'Only Forever' due out later this year. . .  http://www.anitabaker.com/

He has also completed producing a Billy Ocean project to be released in 2012! Billy will be in NY at the Hammerstein Ballroom on
August 3, 2012. . .  http://www.boxofficecenter.com/ResultsEvent.aspx?event=Billy+Ocean

NYU/Steinhardt Summer Songwriters' Workshop was a big success!  Barry was one of the industry professionals to share their knowledge with the students in NY. . . .  https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/scoring/programs/summer/songwriting

'Hot Flash Havoc'  - a film that Barry composed music for -- it is being released in theatres starting March 30, 2012!!! 
Go to http://www.hotflashhavoc.net/ for more info. . . .

Watch Barry on TVOne's Unsung series show about Freddie Jackson . . .
http://tvone.tv/unsung-videos?pid=95va3z2mJ8RDGgWXTOqSw_dIG6s3bdeV&cat=1

Completed work on a new Siedah Garrett CD - 'The Answer's Always Love' - to be released in 2012. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MANY BLESSINGS FOR 2012!!!!!

October 2011
The Jonathan Demme film that Barry wrote music for: "I'm Carolyn Parker- The Good. The Mad and the Beautiful" - is currently making the rounds at the film festivals.  See: http://imcarolynparker.com/index.html

May 2011
Barry was one of the songwriters honored at the ASCAP "We Write The Songs" event to celebrate the ASCAP collection at the Library of Congess on Tuesday May 10, 2011 !  It was a wonderful event. 
Follow this link for more info on the event :  http://www.ascap.com/playback/2011/06/Action/MusicAdvocacy.aspx

Freddie Jackson's new cd entitled "For You" was released November 16, 2010. 
Check out the first single 'I Don''t Wanna Go' on Youtube !    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npEEqHGDKGo
Read the Soutracks.com review at . . . http://www.soultracks.com/node/8290
Order "For You" from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/You-Freddie-Jackson/dp/B0040T77F8/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1289510517&sr=1-2

August 2010
Barry's single on Elisabeth Withers "No Regrets" on the Billboard R&B Charts! 
Have a listen . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X60VbD8miXU&feature=channel
Order your copy of "No Regrets" from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/No-Regrets-Elisabeth-Withers/dp/B003TTB0EE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289510901&sr=1-1

June  2010
Barry's just completed work in the studio with Sweet Honey In The Rock writing and producing their brand new single "Are We A Nation".
Check out the video . . . 
http://vimeo.com/15182854

March 22, 2010 
Barry will be appearing at The Benefit for Haiti Relief Concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY, at 7:30PM.
For ticket info please go to tarrytownmusichall.org.

March, 2010
Barry is currently producing Elisabeth Withers for her 2010 release "No Regrets".

February, 2010
Paul Taylor's single "Burnin" produced and co-written by Barry, goes to #1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz singles charts for 2 weeks!

September, 2009
Barry live on the radio with DJ Fonz on September 22 at 4PM EST. You don't want to miss this.
Please click on the link to listen . . .
http://djthefonz.podomatic.com/

September, 2009
Barry is currently in the studio writing and producing Grammy nominated artist Karina working on her second album for Def Jam Records. He is also scoring a film entitled "Hot Flash Havoc".  Paul Taylor's new single " Burnin" off of the "Burnin" album produced by Barry was just released. The album is currently climbing the Contemporary Jazz Charts.