David Brody

David Brody

 Lynnwood, Washington, USA

I'm a singer/songwriter. The songs are funny and deal with a wide range of topics - social, political and economic - think Tom Lehrer - but with a decidedly jazz feel. I accompany myself on piano and guitar.


Born in New York City, David Brody is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his musical career he played bluegrass, old-time, and swing fiddle with The Delaware Water Gap String Band. Later he played violin and mandolin with The Klezmer Conservatory Band. He recorded nine albums with these groups and other artists on the Flying Fish, Rounder, and Vanguard labels.

He has appeared at Avery Fisher Hall and Symphony Space in New York City, at major venues and music festivals across the United States, Canada, and Europe and on Garrison Keillor's radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

He has published five books on music including the best-selling The Fiddler’s Fakebook. His new CD, Kickin’ It Old School, features 15 original songs with Brody on piano and vocals. Two of his songs placed Brody in the finalist category in the 2010 12th Annual Great American Song Contest.

He has had a parallel career as a visual artist and received a graduate degree in painting from Yale University. His work has been shown in over 80 exhibitions across the United Sates and Europe. It has also been featured and reviewed in numerous publications including Art in America, Artforum, and New Art Examiner among many others. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is a Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.


CD - Kickin' It Old School (released 2010)