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Birth name  Antony Philip Grey
Role  Musical Artist
Name  Tony Grey
Years active  1998–present

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Born  March 25, 1975 (age 40) Newcastle, England (1975-03-25)
Instruments  Electric Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Labels  Abstract Logix, Obliqsound,
Albums  Unknown Angels, Chasing Shadows, Moving, Elevation
Genres  Jazz fusion, Jazz, Instrumental rock, Rhythm and blues
Nominations  Independent Music Award for Best Album - Jazz
Similar People  David Fiuczynski, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Reb Beach, Tomoyasu Hotei

Associated acts  Hiromi, John McLaughlin

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Tony Grey (born March 25, 1975 in Newcastle, England) is a world-renowned bass player, composer, producer, published author and award winning music educator; Grey studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated receiving the "Outstanding Performer" Award in 2001. Grey is best known for his 6-string electric bass technique, melodic improvisation and warm tone as well as being a long-time member of pianist Hiromi's trio. Grey has performed and recorded with a wide range of world class musicians, such as Hiromi, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Reeves Gabrels, Kelly Buchanan, Naveen Kumar, Tomoyasu Hotei, Gavin DeGraw, Dennis Chambers, Bill Evans, Zach Alford, Zakier Hussain, Gregorie Maret, Gary Husband, Mino Cinelu, Brian Blade, Mike Stern, Karsh Kale, Wayne Krantz, Steve Lukather, Branford Marsalis, Shaggy, Ice-T, Melanie Fiona, Dave Holland, Mark Guiliana, Kenwood Dennard, David Fiuczynski, Fabrizio Sotti, Raymond Angry, Gene Lake, Chris Dave, Falguni, Reb Beach, Deantoni Parks, Lionel Loueke and many others.



In 2004, Tony had the great honor of performing at New York’s Lincoln Centre with David Nichtern’s band ‘Drala’ for his holiness the Dali Lama.

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Grey is the nephew of jazz guitarist John McLaughlin and carries endorsements with Fodera, Aguilar, DR Strings, Yamaha, Earthquaker Devices, TC Electronic, Keith McMillan, G&H Plugs, CME Keyboards and GruvGear. His 4-string and 6-string Signature Monarch basses were designed and crafted by Fodera, a Brooklyn based, handcrafted guitar company.

Grey's passion for music and natural born talent for teaching led him to develop the Tony Grey Bass Academy, a leading, world-class online educational platform for students interested in a structured and comprehensive music education, where students are encouraged to study at their own pace. The Academy was initially intended to be a companion for his instructional book, Tony Grey Bass Academy; however, the Academy exceeded its initial vision and has been designed to take players from the beginning of their journey through music, all the way to the very end and beyond, learning music creatively rather than mechanically -- a Philosophy developed by Grey, which now leads thousands of students to becoming the next generation of bass virtuosos.

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  • Outstanding Performer Award, Berklee College of Music, 2001
  • Outstanding Contribution to Jazz, IAJE, 2004
  • Jazz Album of the Year, Unknown Angels, Independent Music Awards, 2011
  • Discography


  • Moving (2004)
  • Chasing Shadows (2008)
  • Unknown Angels (2010)
  • Elevation (2013)
  • Galactic Duo (2017)
  • With John McLaughlin

  • Industrial Zen (2006)
  • Essential John McLaughlin (2007)
  • With Hiromi

  • Brain (2004)
  • Spiral (2006)
  • Time Control (2007)
  • Beyond Standard (2008)
  • With Oli Rockberger

  • Hush Now (2005)
  • With Kelly Buchanon

  • The Match (2002)
  • Books

  • Tony Grey 6 String Bass Method, Yamaha
  • Tony Grey Bass Academy Instructional Book, Hal Leonard
  • Vertical Fingering Patterns: 4-5-6 String Bass
  • Video

  • Hiromi Trio
  • Hiromi Sonic Bloom
  • Tomoyasu Hotei
  • References

    Tony Grey Wikipedia