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Cody Fry is a junior at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He has studied piano since age five and now performs in New Trier's jazz band, swing choir, jazz guitar ensemble, and musical theatre productions. He also sings as a tenor vocalist and performs on guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet, mandolin, ukulele, and percussion. Such varied skills have led to a natural interest in music composition and arranging.

The recipient of the Director's Award as the outstanding instrumentalist at his junior high school, Cody has performed as a singer, guitarist, and voice-actor on children's recordings for Kid Rhino and Warner Bros. records and on soundtracks for such national commercials as Kellogg's and McDonald's. As a member of a children's choir, he has also performed at such venues as the White House, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Disney World, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Cody also serves as youth music leader at his church and recently organized and produced a concert to benefit a charity for African children. That event featured his original music with arrangements for a 40-piece orchestra and generated over $1600 for the relief effort. He was recently selected for the IMEA All-District Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble, wrote the theme song for a New Trier student television production, and composed and arranged the opening number for this year's edition of the school's annual student-produced musical revue. He has recorded and released his original songs on five CD projects (on which he sings and plays all the instruments). His music is also featured by his popular acoustic quartet, 3 Miles East.



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