Cody Fry's talents as a performer and creator of music have already gained him acclaim and exposure at the highest levels of the music industry. The Grammy Foundation 'discovered' his capabilities while he was still in high school and put him onstage to sing and play piano and guitar alongside stars Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, Jeff Beck, Kanye West, John Legend, James Moody, and Gloria Estefan at special Foundation benefit concerts honoring Quincy Jones and George Martin. Disney tapped him to participate in their "Next Big Thing" national singer- songwriter competition, which led to interviews on nationally syndicated radio programs and feature stories in theChicago Tribune. Tribune rock critic Mark Caro described Fry's voice and music as "a rich slice of blue-eyed soul." Celebrities have also taken note: he was one of a just a handful of performers selected for Oprah Winfrey's Mediterranean cruise "Trip of a Lifetime." And this recent graduate of Belmont University's commercial music program may be the only person that the prestigious music magazineDownbeat has honored with four awards over several annual competitions, in three different categories (Best Male Jazz Vocalist, Best Original Song, and Best Jazz Arrangement twice).