Paul Brody (USA/Germany; trompet)

Paul Brody was born in Seattle (USA) in 1961. He studied trumpet, composition, and creative writing at San Francisco State University and Boston University, and Third Stream music at the New England Conservatory of Music. He has worked with John Zorn, Clueso, Barry White, Meret Becker, David Moss, The Other Europeans, The Supremes, 17 Hippies, Shirley Bassey, Alan Bern, Blixa Bargeld, Einstürzende Neubauten, Brody & Rodach Trio, and Wim Wenders.

His own band, Paul Brody’s Sadawi is on Tzadik Label and Enja Records.

He lives in Berlin where he performs extensively in the Schaubuehne, Berliner Ensemble, and the Volksbuehne, as well as composing music for the Deutsches Theater and Gripps theater and ARD. He has two children’s CDs on Oetinger Press and has produced five years of radio shows for children for German radio stations WDR and SWR. In addition he has written for NPR and is working on a feature length program for WDR due to be broadcast in 2014.

His compositions have been featured as an installation at the 2013 Jewish Museum Berlin, Homeland Exhibit, and he has recently worked with film maker, Julian Rosenfeldt on his film, Deep Gold. His new CD, Behind All Words, is based on the poetry of Rose Auslaender. Released on Enja records, it features Clueso, Jelena Kuljic, and Meret Becker.

Photo: Elena Graupe