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.
“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
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
Rates: $60 per hour, $30 per half-hour