Antonio "Tony Rich" Jeffries was born in 1971 in Detroit, Michigan. With a diverse music style that is often confused with Babyface, Tony Rich mixes elements of jazz, rock and soul into his tracks. Tony Rich got his start in the music industry as a staff writer at LaFace Records. While there, Rich penned hits for Boyz II Men, Johnny Gill, TLC and Toni Braxton. While living in Detroit, Rich started playing in jazz fusion and soul bands and worked with local Detroit songwriters.