Joining the podcast today are Chronograph Records co-founders Kodi and Stephanie Hutchinson. Chronograph is a boutique record label taking great pride in representing jazz, urban acoustic, and blues artists in Western Canada. Outside of running the label, Stephanie also works at Arts Commons, Canada’s third largest arts center, and Kodi spends times as a band leader and radio show host. Check out this episode to hear how their incredible story unfolds.
One of the most active musicians and arts managers in Western Canada, double bassist Kodi Hutchinson is a man who wears many hats. Described by those who know him as creative, introspective, and just a happy-go-lucky guy, Kodi started his career in jazz while attending the University of Calgary. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1995, but followed his true passion and jumped into play music full-time shortly thereafter. As well as running his own award-winning musical group the Hutchinson Andrew Trio, producing and hosting the provincial radio show “A Time For Jazz”, and leading boutique record label Chronograph Records, Kodi is a sought-after performer on the double and electric bass. Stephanie Hutchinson is the Vice President and co-founder of JUNO Award-winning independent label Chronograph Records. With more than 15 years of experience in the music industry, her skillset is comprised of label operations, artist management, grant writing, public relations, marketing strategy and execution, bookings and tour planning, finance, and business development. She has worked with artists such as Laila Biali, Poor Nameless Boy, PEAR, 100 mile house, as well as a jazz roster of 25+ artists.