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.


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.


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.


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    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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  • Pentatonics on The Brain

    Many of you know I’m a huge fan of the TED videos. Here’s a great one featuring Bobby McFerrin, where he explores sonic expectations, audience participation, and the power of the pentatonic scale. Super cool!

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  • Bass In The Studio

    I have to admit, I’ve become a little perplexed when it comes to what constitutes a good bass sound in the studio these days (see attached hysterical photo). Some of you who are members of my lesson site will be familiar with the video I …

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