MUSICIAN

Chris Tarry is a five-time Juno award winner (the Canadian Grammy) and one of New York's most sought-after bass players. He has performed with some of the top acts in the world and is a mainstay on the New York jazz scene.

WRITER

Chris is a Peabody award-winning writer, podcast producer, and the author of the story collection, "How To Carry Bigfoot Home" (Red Hen Press, March 2015). He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. His fiction, non-fiction, and various screenplays have been published widely. Mars Patel, the audio adventure podcast he co-created, was named as one of the top shows of 2016.

PRODUCER

Chris is also a busy producer. He has developed and produced hundreds of different types of projects. From albums to animated films, radio plays, and podcasts. He is an expert in sound design and Pro Tools, and has a super-cool home studio where he edits things together and sets music to everything under the sun.

Chris Tarry is an five-time Juno award-winning musician and a Peabody award-winning writer and podcast producer. His book of short stories, How To Carry Bigfoot Home (Red Hen Press, March 2015), won the IndieFab book of the year for short fiction, and has been widely praised as one of the best short story collections of 2015. He is one of New York’s most in-demand bass players, has produced countless award-winning albums, written short films, developed successful podcasts, and excels in sound design and digital editing. He is the co-creator and sound architect behind the ground-breaking kids podcast, Mars Patel, and is currently at work on a novel, various screenplays, and composing music for everything under the sun.

THE LATEST NEWS!

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    Peabody Winner!

    I’m excited to announce that I’ve been named as a Peabody Award winner for my work as co-creator of the hit kids podcast The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel. To win one of the world’s most prestigious writing awards is beyond comprehension and I’m still pinching myself.

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    Metalwood Wins 2017 Juno Award for Best Jazz Album: Group!

    Had a great time at the Juno awards this week, and we won! Many thanks to everyone who supported the comeback Metalwood album “Twenty.” There’s talk of a new record on the horizon, we’ll keep ya posted!

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    The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel podcast.

    The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is a scripted podcast for middle grade kids, performed by actual middle schoolers. I’ve been a part of developing the show for the past year. It is a fun, high-quality, serial mystery that can be described as Goonies meets Spy …

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    Chris’ Book Wins 2015 IndieFab Book of the Year for Short Fiction!

    Chris’ book of adult short fiction won the IndieFab book of the year for 2015. This is pretty cool news! The book has been widely touted as one of the best short story collections of the past few years. Don’t believe us? Here’s some info …

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    Metalwood “Twenty” Teaser!

    The long-awaited return of Metalwood is here. The famed Canadian jazz group will release their first new album in fourteen years on August 5th, 2016. Chris co-produced the record, played bass, and contributed four tunes. Here’s a cool little teaser video.

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