FROM BLIXA BARGELD TO JOHN ZORN, Paul Brody has worked with some of the most exciting people in music today. His achievements as a composer and as a trumpet soloist have earned him international acclaim. After high school Brody first worked as a freelance trumpeter in San Francisco and then left for the east coast to study classical trumpet, composition, and creative writing at Boston University. His graduate work at the New England Conservatory focused on Third Stream Music.
Paul traveled the US with the BMG pop band, Bop Harvey. He returned to Europe to play with such stars as Barry White, The Supremes, Shirley Bassey, and Ute Lemper, as well as improvisers like David Moss, Steve Bernstein, Anthony Coleman, Billy Bang, Alan Bern, Tony Buck, Johannes Bauer, and Carlos Bica.
As part of his personal journey, Brody deepened his exploration of Jewish culture and was inspired to experiment with klezmer music. Together with his band Tango Toy he recorded two CDs. With support from the Berlin Arts Council, he started what is now known as one of the most innovative bands in contemporary Jewish music, Paul Brody’s Sadawi.
John Zorn produced the first two CDs, „Kabbalah Dream“ (2003) and „Beyond Babylon“ (2005) on his Tzadik label, and joined the band himself as a guest soloist on its third CD, „For the Moment“ (2008).
The Bern/Brody/Rodach Trio perform its original compositions, a blend of unique grooves, sonic textural painting, and open improvisations. The sound of the trio is somewhere between film noire, Bartok string quartets, and the Jimmy Giuffre3. Brody has performed as a guest trumpet soloist in some of Europe’s most prestigious theaters.