photo by Emily Sevin - emilysevin.com

photo by Emily Sevin - emilysevin.com

ARTISTS I'VE PERFORMED AND/OR RECORDED WITH:

GEOGRAPHER, CHRISTOPHER OWENS, NICKI BLUHM,
MATTHEW VASQUEZ, MASON RAZAVI, SANDY'S, CITY TRIBE,
KENDRA MCKINLEY, EMPIRES, DONCAT, LILA BLUE,
CALVIN KEYS, DAGMAR, JEFF MASSANARI, RALPH CARNEY,
LAPEL, ANDREW ST JAMES, QUINN DEVEAUX,
SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN'S CHORUS, WICKED MAN, JEREMY LYON'S KING DREAM, SCOTT PADDEN,
SURE SURE, REN GEISICK, BENNETT ROTH-NEWELL,
ANGELICA ROCKNE, ROBERT KENNEDY, + MANY MORE

ARTISTS I'VE SHARED THE STAGE WITH:

THE FLAMING LIPS, THIRD EYE BLIND,
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, KEITH URBAN, PRIMUS,
TYCHO, THAO NGUYEN, TUNE-YARDS, STARS, RATATAT,
COLD WAR KIDS, PAPA, BIG DATA, HIEROGLYPHICS,
DAN DEACON, RAC, THE CROOKES, BAHAMAS, AMASON,
OF MONTREAL, EZRA FURMAN, SONNY & THE SUNSETS,
PEKING DUK, ZACH HILL, RAEKWON/GHOSTFACE KILLAH,
BETTY WHO, PEKING DUK, + MANY MORE

CODY RHODES

BEING INVOLVED IN THE BAY AREA'S DYNAMIC MUSICAL ENVIRONMENT HAS INFLUENCED ME CREATIVELY TO THE POINT OF STRADDLING THAT EVER-BLURRING LINE BETWEEN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A POP DRUMMER AND JAZZ DRUMMER. AS A RESULT, I HAVE BECOME MORE ADAPTIVE AND INTERACTIVE IN BOTH.

I HOLD A BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE FROM SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY,  WHERE  I  STUDIED  DRUM SET UNDER JASON LEWIS AND JOE HODGE AS WELL AS ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION UNDER GALEN LEMMON. DURING THAT TIME, I ALSO SPENT MANY FORMATIVE SUMMERS FOCUSING ON RUDIMENTAL DRUMMING WITH THE SANTA CLARA VANGUARD DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS ORGANIZATION.
   
ON THE DRUM SET, I'M FLUENT IN MANY MUSICAL DIALECTS, SUCH AS IN STRAIGHT AHEAD, SWING, AND MODERN JAZZ STYLES,  ROCK, POP, SOUL, HIPHOP,  ELECTRONIC/BREAKBEAT, FUNK, BLUES, FOLK/AMERICANA , REGGAE, AND MANY AFRO-CUBAN AND BRAZILIAN STYLES. THIS VERSATILITY HAS PROVEN USEFUL ON MANY BANDSTANDS AS WELL AS  ON NUMEROUS  PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS.

A LIFE-LONG STUDENT OF THE ART OF DRUMMING, I TAKE MUCH ENJOYMENT IN MAKING MUSIC WITH LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS, SHARING IN POSITIVE MUSICAL INTERACTIONS, AND PAYING FORWARD THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HAS BEEN SHARED WITH ME BY THE MANY GREAT MENTORS I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF STUDYING UNDER.