One of the most active musicians in Western Canada, double bassist Kodi Hutchinson is a man who wears many hats. As well as running his own musical group the Hutchinson Andrew Trio, CKUA radio show “A Time For Jazz”, and record label Chronograph Records, Kodi is a sought after producer and sideman on both double bass and electric bass
Described by those who know him as creative, introspective and just a happy-go-lucky guy, Kodi started his career in jazz while attending University in Canada and through the renowned Banff Centre Jazz Programs. Since those early beginnings, Kodi has established himself as on of the top call bassists in Alberta. He has worked with artists such as Laila Biali, Al Muirhead, P.J. Perry, Lee Konitz, Oliver Jones, Julian Priester, Walt Weiskopf, Karl Schwonik, Peter Zak, Hilario Duran, Dave Restivo, Owen Howard, Hugh Fraser, Ingrid Jensen, Denny Christianson, Ross Taggert, Mike Murley, Marc Antoine, Bill Anschell, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Theatre Calgary, Johnny Summers and the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
Kodi's wide range of musical tastes have allowed him to tour throughout North America and Europe with such groups such as Laila Biali, Al Muirhead, Karl Schwonik, Clanterra, Destino, Johanna Silanpaa as well as Sillan & Young. His own group; the Hutchinson Andrew Trio won the prestigious TD Grand Jazz Award at the 34th Montreal International Jazz Festival, and all four of their albums, 'Hollow Trees' (2017), 'Prairie Modern' (2013), 'Music Box' (2008) and 'Lost but not Forgotten' (2006) were nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Jazz or Instrumental Recording. His boutique jazz record label, Chronograph Records, was nominated for independent Record Label of the Year in 2009, 2011 & 2013 and one of their artists won a JUNO in 2019 - a testament to his hard work and passion for promoting Western Canadian artists.