Cody Garrett was born in Houston, TX, and grew up in a family of NASA engineers. He developed a curiosity and love for music when he began piano lessons at the age of six, and from then on strived to educate himself in all aspects of music listening, history, theory, composition, improvisation, production, and business. Cody continued his academic education at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, where he studied music theory, composition, and piano performance. This is when he obtained his first electronic keyboard and began playing jazz and contemporary worship music as a professional musician. Desiring a greater understanding of contemporary styles, reharmonization, and music production, Cody attended Berklee College of Music as a scholarship recipient in 2009, where he completed the legendary harmony and arranging curriculum in two semesters.
Since then, Cody has developed new interests and skills in digital audio production and professional music direction in his current work as a keyboardist, music director, and arranger. Cody currently lives in Houston, TX, and explores professional opportunities around the world.
Cody has collaborated as a performer and arranger with many renown artists/projects, including Aaron Lindsey, Alley Theatre, Ben Vereen, Brian Courtney Wilson, Cindy Cruse Ratcliff, Gene Moore Jr., The Houston Symphony, India.Arie, The Irish Tenors, Lakewood Church, Michael Moritz Jr., Michael W. Smith, Second Baptist Church, Steve Smith (Journey), and Will Makar.
Arrangement session players include: Jonathan Dubose Jr., Maurice Fitzgerald, Nathan East, Paul Jackson Jr., Teddy Campbell
Cody Garrett proudly endorses Kurzweil Keyboards (kurzweil.com/artist/cody_garrett/), Gorilla Ears IEMS (www.gorillaears.com), and Planet Waves Cables (www.planetwaves.com)
Kurzweil Artis Stage Piano
Kurzweil PC3X Performance Controller
Hammond B3 and Leslie Speaker
Hammond XK-1 Tone Wheel Organ
Novation Impulse MIDI Controller
Gorilla Ears - GX-3s (Performance Series)
Planet Waves Custom Instrument Cables
MacBook Pro - Logic Studio, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Finale, Sibelius
Apogee Duet 2 Audio Interface