Dans un site unique et historique,
Le CERCLE SUEDOIS
242 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Concert d’exception avec le trio :
Chris Cody, piano,
Rick Margitza, saxophone,
Peter Giron, contrebasse
Mercredi 28 Novembre 2012, à 19h30
Entrée : 10 euros, boisson comprise
Ouvert à tous!
who has long been regarded as one of the « Young Lyons » of the International Jazz Scene, is nowadays one of the most respected musicians of his generation. Excellent tenor and soprano saxophonist, mostly inspired by John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Wayne Shorter, he has managed to expand and develop his unique voice, highly poetic and sharply incisive.
He started on the violin when he was four. His grandfather was a cellist and his father a violinist with the Detroit Symphony. He then studied classical piano for a bit, and also played oboe before switching to tenor in high school. He attended Wayne State University, Berklee, the University of Miami, and finally Loyola University in New Orleans, where he lived and played for four years.
Back then, Rick was touring with Maynard Ferguson and also Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. He then moved to New York in 1988.
That same year he joined Miles Davis' group and recorded three albums with them: “Amandla”, “Live around the world” and "Live in Montreux". He then cut three sets as a leader for the prestigious label Blue Note during 1989-1991. Since 1994, his career found itself enriched with five more solo albums and collaborations with such artists as Maria Schneider, Chick Corea and McCoy Tyner.
began his musical career as a classical pianist in Australia, after being a finalist in the Roger Woodward Piano Scholarship at the age of 14. He gained a Bachelor’s Degree in music from the University of Sydney, and the Licentiate of Trinity College, London, with high distinction, for classical piano performance. He performed solo and chamber music at venues including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall. He began to play with some of Australia’s leading jazz musicians such as James Morrison and Don Burrows. He played and composed for numerous musical productions in Sydney, worked with conductor Simone Young, and also wrote and directed the jazz cabaret ''31 Celestial Flavors''.
After gaining the Diploma in Jazz Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium and the Jazz Action Society Award for Best Jazz Composition in 1989, he left Australia to perform and tour in the USA and throughout Europe with international stars including Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Sunny Murray, Herb Geller, Stephano di Battista, Frank Lacey, Graham Haynes, Rhoda Scott, Marcel Azzola, Annie Whitehead and Yves Robert. Cody has recorded with numerous artists before forming his own group in Paris and recorded his debut album in 1996.
He has since performed at venues around the world, including the USA, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and released numerous albums of his own music to critical acclaim.
Chris CODY has also taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the Bachelor of Music program, the Australian Institute of Music, the University of Sydney, and the University of Western Sydney. He also co-founded and directed the Sydney School of Piano.His music has been selected for the in-flight jazz programs of several international airlines including Qantas. Chris Cody also writes music for theatre, cinema and dance and his music has been reward with several important prizes. Chris Cody recently received a US Department of State Federal Award to tour Algeria.
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