Rodric White was a finalist in the 1999 National Australian Jazz Piano Competition and is a graduate of the Associate Diploma of Jazz Studies Course (NSW Conservatorium of Music) where he majored in Music Arranging and Jazz Piano, and studied Classical Piano with Gerard Willems (Judge of the Sydney International Piano Competition and ABC Recording Artist). For two years, Rodric completed an intensive course of private study with leading Sydney Pianist and Jazz Educator, Bobby Gebert.
Rodric has served as pianist and music director for International vocalists Nicki Parrott (USA), Patricia Ségui (France), Juliana Areias (Brazil), Marilane De Mello (Brazil), Rachel Delgado (Chile) and 2015 finalist in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition (USA) / winner Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship Liam Burrows, and performed with leading Australian musicians such as Emma Pask, Virna Sanzone, Simone Waddell, Dale Barlow, Ralph Pyl, Phil Slater, Jason Morphett, Danny Carmichael, John Morrison, Andrew Dickeson, Toby Hall, Brett Hirst, Jonathan Zwartz, Ashley Turner & Andy Firth.
Rodric has two albums to his credit: The Sea Of Tranquility (Newmarket Music 2006) and New Jazz Directions (La Brava Music 1996) and has recorded with saxophonist Dale Barlow on his ABC release, “Playground”, and collaborated with pianist / vocalist Dorian Mode on the arrangements for Dorian’s album, “Café In Venice” (La Brava Music 2002).
“The music shouts its strengths for all to hear: engaging original compositions, interesting textural meshes
of acoustic and electronic and fine playing from pianist White and a cast including Phil Slater and Dale Barlow.“
John Shand - Sydney Morning Herald
More rewarding is Rodric White’s New Jazz Directions (another worthy La Brava release) ... there’s no doubting
the power, persuasiveness and imagination of the music it features. White’s piano is full of energy and ties all the different elements of this modern bop up with consummate intelligence and delicacy. Mark Taylor’s saxophone work is also note worthy, while the whole band really zings along