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Pianist and composer Chris Cody has performed and recorded internationally for the last 25 years while based in Paris. He has headlined at many international festivals including Paris Quartiers d’Eté, London, Rome, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Marciac, Nantes, and Algiers and at a vast array of concert venues throughout the USA, Europe and Africa. He has worked with many outstanding international musicians including Rick Margitza, Roy Hargrove, Glenn Ferris, Carla Bruni, Annie Whitehead, Tina Arena, Michel Jonaz, Rhoda Scott and Herb Geller.

With nine CDs of his music released on international labels he has received glowing reviews and featured on radio and television around the world, and has collaborated on over thirty other albums.

His compositions have been commissioned for the inauguration of the Australian Music Centre Paris, as well as for the Sydney Theatre Company, American Academy of Dance, Pillow Book Dance Company Pittsburg, and other French and American theatre companies, and he has composed the music for eight films, and several TV and Radio documentaries.

He was a member of the judging panel for the 2014 Freedman Fellowship, Australia.

“Magical!” Piano Magazine, France

“Exhilarating … a feast of melody… an inspiration never at fault” JazzHot, France

“Full of music and future!” Le Monde, France

“A marvellous climate, between subtle arrangements and vast spaces of improvisation…” Jazz Magazine, France

“Very luminous jazz!” Télérama, France

“This is jazz that takes off for the heights” Figaroscope, France

“A European sensibility with a nod to Debussy” Rolling Stone

“Splendidly rich and varied” Jazzwise, U.K

“A performance full of colour, humour and rhythmic movement.” Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

“A fine mix of superior technical talent and youthful inventiveness” Variety USA

AWARDS :

2010 US Department of State Federal Award, Tour of Algeria

1999 Finalist Australian National Jazz Awards

1995 Finalist Tremplin Jazz Val d’Oise

1989 Best Jazz Composition, Australian Jazz Action Society

1989 Jack Chrotowsky Prize for Jazz Piano

1979 Finalist, Roger Woodward Classical Piano Scholarship

1977-87 Prize Winner Sydney and Warringah Eisteddfords

 

SELECTIVE DISCOGRAPHY :

– Bremner Duthrie: Kabarett 33 ((pianist, arranger, producer)

– Paddy Sherlock, Electric Chop Shop (pianist, arranger)

– Tuesday Warren Luminescence Quartet: One Drop of Water

         – Tuesday Warren Luminescence Quartet: Si Seulement

– Jocelyn Moen, La Rouge Qui Bouge, (pianist, arranger, producer),(Roadsign)

– Wendy Lee Taylor, Compilation, Jewel, (Smoove Records, Japan)

– Chris Cody Coalition, Conscript (CHC001, Nocturne, France)

– Wendy Taylor: Lets Do It , pianist, arranger (Crystal CDM 16)

– Freyja: This Girl (pianist, arranger, producer), FR626

– Chris Cody Coalition with Glenn Ferris: Midnight Tide (Cristal/Harmonia Mundi)

– On The Corner: Four (Amrap)

– Chris Cody Coalition: Music for Don Juan (STC 501)

– Elisabeth Green, Biodiversity, (UWS BD02)

– Chris Cody Coalition: Oasis (Naxos 86018-2)

(APRA nomination for best jazz album 1998)

The Many Faces of Naxos Jazz (Naxos 86040)

– Chris Cody Coalition (Quoi de Neuf Docteur 032)

– Skander Guetari : Alwan (Bynzart, SG06131928)

– Gervais Koffe: The African Diaspora (Forest)

– Caroline Lynn: The Shaman’s Kiss (Newmarket 3113.2)

– Paddy Sherlock and the Jump Jive Five: The Louis Jordan Show

– Paddy Sherlock and the Swingin Lovers

– Jeff Hoffman: Good Thing (MDM 101)

– Beigel Daisy Toasts (Virgin France)

– Stefan Hugye: Sympathisers (Xopf 020)

Concerts

with Carla Bruni, Michel Jonasz, Tina Arena, Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Rick Margitza, Rhoda Scott, Herb Geller, Glenn Ferris, Stephano di Battista, Yves Robert, Sonny Murray, Marcel Azzola, Enrico Macias, Stéphane Belmondo, James Morrison, Barry Altschul, Frank Lacy, Annie Whitehead, Ari Brown, Graham Haynes, Sarah Lazarus, Steve Lehman, Dave O’Higgins, Joe Lee Wilson, Daniel Yvinec, François Théberge, Paris Jazz Orchestra, Lisa Simone, Caneiro Edmundo, Alfredo Rodriguez, Brice Wassy, Rasul Siddik, Wayne Dockery, George Brown, Fabio Morgera, Sangoma Everett, Peter Gritz, Prakash Sharwal, Amar Sundy, Carl Schlosser, Larry Gillespie, Jean-Loup Lognon, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Vic Pitts, Gordon Brisker, Don Burrows, Sandy Evans, Adrian Mears, Tim Hopkins, Miroslav Bukovsky, James Greening, Phil Slater, Julien Wilson etc.

Selected Festivals 

Festivals of London, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Marciac, Derry, Dars Es Salaam, Festival de Francophonie, Stockholm, Europe Youth Festival, Antwerp,, Marseille, Fête de la Fraternité, Les Rendez-Vous de L’Erdre, Nantes, Le Havre, Quartiers d’Ete, Musiques à Bagatelle, Jazz Balade, L’Art 2000 Paris, Xopf New Music Basle, St. Tropez, Mégeves, Viasse, Man Ray Festival, Deauville, Martin Luther King, UNESCO Charlie Parker, Marcoussis, St. Cergues, St. Gilles Croix de Vie, Pau, New Music Festival Paris, Arts et Mouvants, France, Sydney Festival, Wangaratta, Newcastle, Manly, South American Music Festival of Sydney, Australian Music Festival, Australian Music Convention, Bach and Beyond, Australian International Music Show, etc.

 

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Jazz Journalist/Writer

Samuel Cottell is freelance jazz journalist and writer based in Sydney. He currently writes for several jazz publications and is completing a PhD researching the music of Tommy Tycho, at Sydney University. When he is not writing about jazz he plays piano and writes music arrangements.

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