Chris Cody

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Tunes by Chris Cody

  • A Home Away
    Straight · 1990-2000 · Medium · Instrumental · C · Odd meter
  • Conscript
    Straight · 2000-2010 · Medium · Instrumental · Bb · 4/4
  • I Got Twelve
    Swing · 1990-2000 · Instrumental · Bb · 4/4
  • Oasis
    Straight · 1990-2000 · Easy · Instrumental · C · 4/4
  • Time To Leave
    Ballad · 2000-2010 · Medium · Instrumental · C · 4/4
  • Clem's Key
    Ballad · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · G · 4/4
  • Not My Lover
    Rubato · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · E · 4/4
  • Scatter
    Other · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · C · 4/4
  • Seven Below
    Straight · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · C · Odd meter
  • This Thing
    Straight · 2010-2020 · Medium · Instrumental · A · 4/4
  • Time To Leave
    Ballad · 2010-2020 · Easy · Instrumental · C · 4/4


Chris Cody is one of Australia’s leading pianist/composers, performing and recording 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, 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.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS include a US Department of State Federal award to tour Algeria, an APRA nomination for his Naxos CD Oasis, Finalist in the Australian Jazz Awards, the Tremplin Jazz Val D’Oise, and Roger Woodward Scholarship, and the Jazz Action Society Award for Best Composition.

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

He has a BA in Music and French, Associate Diploma in Jazz, and Licentiate of Trinity College for Classical Piano.


Jon Handelsman: Spirit House

Cody, Destrem, Dumas, Yann a Marre, la Belle Equipe

Le Gros , la Vache et le Mainate, Qui m’aime me suive Productions

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

Chris Cody, Bruno Rousselet Duo, La Main D’Or, Atélier de la Main d’Or

Le Trio Jazz Rue de Berlioz, Live au Moulin, Compagnie Rue de Berlioz

Chris Cody and Aurélie Verrier, Duets for Cello and Piano, Rue de Berlioz

Chris Cody and Aurélie Verrier, Crochambule, Rue de Berlioz

Paddy Sherlock, Electric Chop Shop (pianist, arranger)

Tuesday Warren Luminescence Quartet: One Drop of Water

Tuesday Warren Luminescence Quartet: Si Seulement

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

Chris Cody Coalition, Live at the Sunside, France Musiques 0507

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

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

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

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

Chris Cody Coalition featuring Glenn Ferris: Midnight Tide (Cristal/Harmonia Mundi CCC-0303)

Chris Cody Quartet, Aimée, PDP 045. France

Chris Cody Sun Quartet, PDP 044, France

Matthew Gonder “Marguerite”

On The Corner: Four (Amrap)

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

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

Paddy Sherlock, Swingin Lovers, France

Skander Guetari : Alwan (Bynzart, SG06131928)

Gervais Koffe: The African Diaspora (Forest)

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

Elisabeth Green, Biodiversity, (UWS BD02)

Naxos Artists: The Many Faces of Naxos Jazz (Naxos 86040)

Chris Cody Coalition: Oasis (Naxos 86018-2). APRA nomination for best jazz album 1998

Chris Cody Coalition (Quoi de Neuf Docteur 032)

Jeff Hoffman: Good Thing (MDM 101) France/USA

Chris Cody with John Silverman, ACP 1193 France

Beigel Daisy Toasts (Virgin France)

Stefan Hugye: Sympathisers (Xopf 020) Switzerland