Performance Info

The Jonny Tarr Quintet

Friday, January 17, 2020 — 12:00 am to 12:40 am PST

Artist Info

Jonny Tarr
Monette Marino
Matthew Clowminzer
Miles Clowminzer
Ken Dow
Endorsed By:
QSC & Taylor guitars

The Jonny Tarr Quintet

Thursday, January 16th at Midnight on the NAMM D'Angelico Hilton Stage

I am originally from Wales, UK, but somehow always knew I would end up in California. I started playing the saxophone when I was 11 years of age because I though it would get me girls and I ended up really loving it. I got involved with Jazz early on and found that this was a solid foundation for understanding many more genres of music. I went to Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts to get my music degree and after college I toured Europe, the US and Japan and played nearly every major festival in the UK. I was one of the first people in Europe to play saxophone with House music DJs and found that I was very interested in music that made people dance. This is the music I want to create. With the realization that the Sax is not really a writing tool, I taught myself guitar and piano. I used my understanding of music theory to help me form bands and a unique solo show where I can pretty much incorporate all of my skills at once.