The anticipated launch of Cody’s musical odessey inspired by the life of French navigator La Perouse

Australian pianist and composer Chris Cody has been based in Paris for much of the last 30 years. His return from France resulted in the writing of a major work, Astrolabe: Suite for La Pérouse, a powerful musical journey, inspired by French navigator Jean-Francois de La Pérouse’s voyage to Australia with the ship, L’Astrolabe, in 1788. Pérouse arrived in Botany Bay only six days after the First Fleet and vanished just weeks after leaving Australian shores.

Cody’s work draws upon jazz, classical and diverse world music influences to take audiences on a vibrant and exciting musical odyssey. It delves into differently imagined times, cultures and places to celebrate discovery and adventure spanning the globe.

Chris Cody composer/piano Paul Cutlan saxophone, bass clarinet, flute Tom Avgenicos trumpet James Greening trombone and didgeridoo Susie Bishop violin Emily Rose Sarkova accordion Lloyd Swanton bass Fabian Hevia drums, percussion

Venue: Foundry616

Time: 8:30pm

Duration: 2 x 60 minute sets


An enthralling musical voyage which celebrates discovery over conquest“. Steve Townsend, Loudmouth Magazine

Cody‘s touch and dynamics were as telling as an exceptional singer whispering poignant lines of lyric in your ear.”  Sydney Morning Herald

“A piano style that enthuses, is luminous and breathes …very inspired…a remarkable pianist.” Jazz Hot, France

World class, swinging,  passionate, alert and intuitiveCadence, USA