Sherman Irby began playing music at age 12, almost immediately recognizing his life’s calling. Upon graduating from Clark Atlanta University with a degree in Music Education, he joined Atlanta-based piano legend Johnny O’Neal’s quintet in 1991. After moving to New York a few years later, Irby became a regular at Smalls, where he caught the attention of Blue Note Records. He signed a record deal and recorded his first two albums, Full Circle and Big Mama’s Biscuits. Irby has toured the U.S. and the Caribbean with the Boys Choir of Harlem, and was a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra from 1995 to 1997. He later went on to form Black Warrior Records, and released three more albums. To learn more about Sherman Irby, visit shermanirby.com