Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Jonny Tarr picked up the Tenor Saxophone at the age of 11 thinking it would get him girls. Initially it didn't. After cutting his teeth in the British Jazz scene, he studied music at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and went on to play all over Europe (Glastonbury Festival Jazz World Stage, The Big Chill, Chamonix's Cham Jam), and as far Japan (Tokyo Crossover Jazz Festival) and the USA (New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Las Vegas) over the next decade. Now a permanent resident of San Diego, Jonny Tarr has been working on making Electronic Soul music in many formats; mainly as a solo artist but increasingly with a band behind him. Playing at San Diego's clubs and music venues, (The Belly Up, Analog, Vin de Syrah, Humphrey's) Jonny has been refining his sound and is always ready to take it further.  Having played and recorded with the likes of The Nextmen, The Part Time Heroes, Backini, Day One and Flevans in the UK, Jonny's pedigree and reputation as a musician of quality and dependence precedes him. As well as being a solo artist in his own right, Jonny is involved in many other projects, playing as one half of Deep House live act TARR & SHINE, playing sax/flute/keys/guitar over San diego native DJ Shine's soulful, dark beats, playing in the Horn Section of San Diego Reggae crew SHORELINE ROOTS and 'meters-esque' soul funk collective JUGHEAD MOB. Jonny is busy with music EVERY DAY and couldn't be happier about it...........


Jonny Tarr and his band performing live at Music Box in San Diego.

Tarr Baby - www.JonnyTarr.com
Leucadia Sessions

Jonny Tarr performs his song Got to Wonder solo. In his mate's garden. It is a nice garden.

Covering The Weekend's hit tune 'Can't feel my face when I'm with you'