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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.

Since re-locating to the US Mat has had the opportunity to perform with the likes of Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Buster Williams, Hubert Laws, Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, James Spaulding, Carl Allen, Terri-Lyn Carrington, Bill Watrous, Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Darcy James Argue, Josh Roseman to name but a few. Between 2008 and 2012 Mat has performed regularly on Broadway with the shows ‘Hair’ and ‘After Midnight’ and continues to work with legendary singer Paul Anka with whom he has toured throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

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August 28, 2009

Stolen Horn

“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

Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

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

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Album Love is a Temporary Madness by Vanessa Perica

Love is a Temporary...

Self Produced
2020

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Album Echoes of Harlem by Mat Jodrell

Echoes of Harlem

Nicholas Records
2018

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Album That's a Computer by Lucas Pino

That's a Computer

Outside in Music
2018

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Album Blues in the Night by Mat Jodrell

Blues in the Night

Self Produced
2006

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Antiquity

Antiquity

Mat Jodrell
That's a Computer

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