Tony Scherr

Tony Scherr

Tony Scherr at Marion's Marquee Lounge on the Bowery in NYC's East Village (December 4, 2007)
Background information
Born New Haven, Connecticut
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Jazz, rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, singer
Years active 1980s–present
Labels Smells Like
Associated acts The Lounge Lizards
Sex Mob
Jesse Harris and the Fernandos
Chris Brown and the Citizen Band
Tony Scherr, moers festival 2011

Tony Scherr is an American jazz and folk rock bassist, guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer.


Scherr was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and is a graduate of the Hammonasset School. He played with Woody Herman as a teenager,[1] and moved to New York City in the late-1980s, where he became a prolific session musician, working with artists such as Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Norah Jones, and Ana Egge. He has been a member of a number of bands, such as The Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob, Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos, and Chris Brown and the Citizen Band. Scherr owns a recording studio[1] and has worked as record producer for many of the artists he performs with.

In 2002, Tony Scherr released his first solo album, Come Around, on Smells Like Records. His song "Sacramento" was later covered by Leslie Feist on her album Let It Die, with alternate lyrics and a new title, "Lonely Lonely".

Tony Scherr's second album, Twist in the Wind, was released March 17, 2008.


Solo albums

Sex Mob



  1. 1 2 Layne, Joslyn. "Tony Scherr: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
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