with Jonny Tarr
The Family Stone
with Jonny Tarr
|Age:||Ages 21+ Only|
The Family Stone band blends psychedelic funk, soul, and rock into one winning combination. Between their No.1 hit single “Family Affair” and “Hot Fun in the Summertime” they've had endless success.Buy Tickets
Genre: funk / rock
Ticket Price: $30 advanced / $32 day of show / $53 reserved seating
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, R&B Foundation "Pioneer Award" Winner.
Jerry Martini, aka Papa J is the original founder of Sly & the Family Stone. Calling upon Sly Stone to become the leader of the first inter-racial, multi-gender major American Band. He has also performed with countless luminaries including Mike Bloomfield, Carlos Santana, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Robert Cray, Willie Lomax, Prince, Graham Central Station, and Van Morrison. He is avid in horn arrangements as well as song writing including "One With the Sun" on Santana's "Barbaletta album among others. Through the millennial New Year, he, along with Cynthia Robinson and Larry Graham, played with Prince on his 1999/2000 New Year's Pay Per View special "Rave Un2 2000". Capping "The Jam of the Year" tour taking them worldwide through Europe and the US to over 50 stops. More recently, he has been seen on the 2006 Grammy Awards with a cast of All Stars in their tribute to Sly & The Family Stone.
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 sax over his own DJed sets, playing piano in the bands of local hero singer songwriters Michael Tiernan and Paul Cannon, Jonny is busy with music EVERY DAMN DAY...........
Jonny's debut album 'MOVE YOURSELF' is available on i-tunes and all other quality digital platforms.