Musician of Jazz and Children's Music
Chris Cody began his career as a classical pianist with diplomas from Sydney and London. His versatility led to his playing with some of Australia’s leading jazz musicians including James Morrison, Dale Barlow and Mike Nock and he was awarded prizes for best jazz composition and best jazz pianist. He has since performed in the USA and throughout Europe with musicians including Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Sunny Murray, Herb Geller, Rhoda Scott, Stephano di Battista, Frank Lacy, Graham Haynes, Glenn Ferris, Marcel Azzola and Yves Robert. His group Chris Cody Coalition has released several CDs to international acclaim and performed at numerous festivals in Europe and Australia. Cody has been sought after as a guest on national radio and television programs, both in Australia and France (Bernard Pivot, France Musique, ABC The Arts Show). He has also taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, was co-founder and director of the Sydney School of Piano and has given masterclasses at universities and conservatoriums around Australia and France. His music is played on the in-flight programs of several international airlines including Qantas. He also writes music for theatre and cinema.