Chris Tarry is a four-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.


Chris is also a writer, 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.


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 a musician, writer, producer, and composer living in New York City. As an author, his book, 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 holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and his writing has appeared in publications such as MAD Magazine, Funny or Die, The Literary Review, On Spec, The GW Review, and PANK. As a musician, Chris is a four-time Juno Award winner (the Canadian Grammy), and one of New York’s most in-demand bass players. He has produced countless award-winning albums, developed short films, created cool podcasts, and excels in sound design and digital editing. He’s currently at work on a novel, various screenplays, and composing music for everything under the sun.


  • The Shape of a Musical Life

    This week, a friend of mine is nominating me for an artistic achievement award sponsored by one of our much-loved government arts institutions. I was very happy to hear that she wanted to nominate me, and we’ve spent the last few weeks pulling all the required information …

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  • New Site & Book!

    First things first, welcome to my new writing site. I decided to separate the music from the writing in order to make the navigation and information easier for all involved (most of all me).
    Secondly, I’m psyched to officially report that my short story collection, How To Carry …

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  • It’s The Little Things

    Last week, I was in the studio recording some tracks for the always-awesome Laila Biali. We’ve been recording out at Teaneck Sound Recording, a terrific studio owned by world-class drummer Andrea Valentini. Andrea is an old friend of mine, we started playing together in Jim …

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