Born: July 22, 1980 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Mat Jodrell is one of the outstanding fresh new voices in Jazz today. Originally born in Perth, Western Australia, Mat is now based in New York City, completing his Masters degree at the prestigious Juilliard School. Before relocating to America, he was one of the most in-demand trumpet players in Australia. Mat was featured on numerous albums, released and toured his debut recording ‘Blues In The Night’, and toured extensively throughout the world.
Mat has received numerous accolades for his tender years, including the NFAA Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship (five finalists chosen worldwide), the Young Australian of the Year Awards, the James Morrison scholarship for most outstanding young Australian Jazz instrumentalist, and the Bob Wyllie scholarship for best graduating student.
He has performed with artists such as Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Ernie Watts, Carl Allen, Carmen Lundy, Terri-Lyn Carrington, James Williams, Josh Roseman, Bill Watrous, Gary Bartz, Jason Marsalis, Carlos Henriques, Andy Milne, Terence Blanchard, Terell Stafford, Ingrid Jensen, Graeme Lyall, Don Burrows, and toured the world with James Morrison for many years with his ‘On The Edge’ project.
1996 - IAJE/NFAA Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship
1998 - James Morrison Scholarship
1998 - Young Australian of the Year for WA
1998-1999 - Australian National Academy of Music
2000 - Bob Wyllie Scholarship for best graduating student
James Morrison 2006
Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra - 'Dreamwheel'
Sam Anning - 'Re-Turning Point'
Graham Wood - 'Jazz Juice'
Glyn MacDonald - 'Glyn MacDonald'
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Taught at the Conservatorium of Music in WA (WAAPA) from 2002 to 2008 as a private instructor for Trumpet and Piano, and also group Improvisation class of 20-30 students. This was at an undergraduate level.
Also taught Trumpet, Piano and Jazz Theory classes privately to students of all ages.
Rates: $60 per hour, $30 per half-hour