Studied (trumpet, composition). at San Francisco State University, Boston University, and the New England Conservatory of Music. He has worked with John Zorn, Barry White, David Moss, The Other Europeans, The Supremes, 17 Hippies, Shirley Bassey, Bern, Blixa Bargeld Einstürzende Neubauten, Brody & Rodach Trio, Other Europeans, Wim Wenders. His own band, Paul Brody’s Sadawi has three CDs on Tzadik Label and two on Enja Records. He lives in Berlin and performs and composes extensively in the contemporary theater scene.
In the last years he has extended his compositional concept to documentary sound installation work. He has two upcoming exhibits: In Berlin, Voices of the Helper, dedicated to concepts of help; and in Munich, an exhibit exploring the parameters of singing and storytelling through opera. (No name yet.) He has also produced a number of radio features on NPR and WDR in Germany. His 2016 feature focuses on art and poetry in Alabama prisons.
Paul Brody’s Sadawi won the 2014 German Recording Prize Best-of list and is coming out with a new album this year, Vanishing Night.