Trumpeter Mat Jodrell is one of the most exciting voices in Jazz today. He has recently returned to Australia after having lived in New York City for the past eight years, performing around the city and teaching at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music.
During his time in the States, Mat was a regular member of many ensembles, all of whom he has recorded with. They include Miguel Zenon’s ‘Identities’ Ensemble, Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project (both Grammy nominated in 2016), Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Miho Hazama’s M-Unit, Kenny Werner’s ‘No Beginning, No End’, Pedro Giraudo’s Expansions Ensemble, Jon Batiste Band, the Birdland Big Band, the Bill Mobley big band, the Dan Jamieson big band and many others.
“The first time I heard Mat Jodrell play as a very young man, I was struck by
two things; his seemingly effortless and unconstrained
crossing between styles and his stark originality. Here was a young player
that could authentically re-create the ethos of early
traditional jazz while still sounding fresh, in the next breath he would tip his
hat to post-modern cool and was completely
at home with fusion of any sort. Far from making for a clever but
directionless wanderer, this all somehow had a
cohesion that I can only attribute to Mat’s innate musicality and passion for
all that he plays.”
James Morrison 2006
New York City
Willing to teach
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
Rates: $60 per hour, $30 per half-hour