UK-born, New Zealand raised, Cordez has lived and worked in London, Madrid, and New York City. A busy bassist, composer and educator now settled in the vibrant Bristol music scene. Recently worked and collaborated with a number of excellent and innovative musicians including Patrick Wolf, Jim White, Merz, Iain Ballamy, Jason Rebello, Huw Warren, Sarah Blasko, Hayley Westenra, Tim Garland, Andy Shepherd, Pee Wee Ellis, Gareth Lochrane, Alan Barnes, Slowly Rolling Camera, Chris Biscoe, Martin France, John Law, Sam Crockatt, Sirius B, Dave Dobbyn.
In 2013 Cordez started work on his project involving the talents of Jake McMurchie, Nick Malcolm, Jim Blomfield, and Mark Whitlam. The debut album ‘Paper Crane’ was released in 2015 to critical acclaim, and performances at London, Manchester, and Bristol Jazz Festivals followed.
In December of 2016, the second album ‘Last Things Last’ was recorded at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn. This project features leading improvisers Steve Cardenas, Allison Miller, Kirk Knufke, Michael Blake.
July 2021 saw the release of the third album ‘Magnolia’ on the Ropeadope label. Reuniting with Bunker Studios and guitarist, Steve Cardenas, the album also draws from the talents of Jon Cowherd, Tony Malaby, Kenny Wollesen.