Chris Codish

Keyboard  specialist Chris Codish has steadily made himself a vital part of the Detroit musical community. A perennial winner at the Detroit Music Awards over the past fourteen years, he has received multiple honors for his vocal and songwriting skills as well as his keyboard mastery. He formed the multi award winning funk/jazz/jam band The Brothers Groove, produced the last two albums for the late, great Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett on Sly Dog Records (Mack Ave. Records), and toured globally with Hiram Bullock, Harvey Mason, Alexander Zonjic, Larry McCray and Lucky Peterson. He's performed and/or recorded with The Blues Brothers, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws, Jim "Moose" Brown, Sponge,  Carl Craig Versus Synthesizer Ensemble, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Motor City Horns, The Dead String Brothers, Kenny Tudrick, Dave McMurray, Dr. Professor Leonard King and Oopapada, Thornetta Davis, Kenny G, Bob James, Jeff Lorber, and countless others.



Chris Codish (22 total) 

Outstanding Americana Instrumentalist 2020

•Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter: 2010, 2009, 2004, 2003, 2002 
•Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician: 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999 
•Outstanding Blues/R&B Song Writer: 2010, 2001, 2000 
•Outstanding Blues Instrumentalist:2002, 1999 
•Outstanding Jazz Vocalist: 2010, 2001 
•Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist: 2008 
•Outstanding Funk Vocalist: 2002 
•Outstanding Jazz Composer: 2010 
•Performer Deserving Wider Recognition, Blues 1997 

with The Brothers Groove (16 total) 

•Outstanding Urban/funk artist/group: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2004, 2003, 2002 
•Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist/Group: 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2001 
•Outstanding Live Performance: 2007 
•Outstanding Jazz Recording “Clamp it Down” 2001 
•2010 (not eligible) Special Honoree for winning three years in a row Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist or group 
•2005 (Not eligible) Special Honoree for winning three years in a row Outstanding Urban/funk artist/group 

with Johnnie Bassett and The Blues Insurgents (3 total) 

•Outstanding Blues Artist Group: 2011, 2010 
•Outstanding National Small/Independent Label Recording: 2010 
Johnnie Bassett " The Gentleman is Back "  Produced by Chris Codish with Keith Kaminski ( Sly Dog/Mack Avenue) 

with The Motor City Horns 

•Outstanding Video / Major Budget (Over $10,000) 2010 " Kissing My Love " from the DVD/CD “Local Boys” with The Brothers Groove and Thornetta Davis 


The International Songwriting Competition 2009 Honorable Mention Blues Category “Let’s Get Hammered” written byBob Codish & Chris Codish sung by “Cubie” backing by Johnnie Bassett, The Brothers Groove, and Brett Lucas (guitarist with Bettye Lavette.) 

Hour Detroit Magazine Best of Detroit 2007- “Next local band to make it big -The Brothers Groove.” 

Detroit Free Press Top 5 Discs of Detroit 2001 “Clamp it Down” The Brothers Groove 

Memphis Smoke SMOKEY AWARD: Best Contemporary band The Brothers Groove 2003 

Best Rock & Roll Band Detroit Musicians Alliance The Brothers Groove 2005 

B.E.A.M (Benefiting Emerging Artists in Music.) Grant recipient 2000