NEW YORK JAZZ SYMPOSIUM
Trinity College, Melbourne Victoria
Under the direction of Carl Allen
June 30 - July 5 2014
The New York Jazz Symposium brings renowned jazz teachers to work with dedicated, devoted and passionate young jazz musicians in Melbourne. To the backdrop of Trinity College's beautiful grounds, they will work with Carl Allen, Rodney Jones, Mat Jodrell, Chris Ziemba, Carla Cook, Jordan Pettay, Devin Starks. There will also be a live performance open to the public at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club on Monday June 29th kicking off at 7.30pm.
UP-COMING WEEK ENGAGEMENT
The Birdland Big Band week
Under the direction of Tommy Igoe
August 12-16 2014
Mat will be joining the Birdland Big Band on their week engagement at the Birdland Jazz Club, NYC
Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project
Recently Mat recorded with Ryan Truesdell's incredible new project featuring newly-found music by Gil Evans. The album was recorded live at the Jazz Standard in NYC and features some of the world's leading musicians including Steve Wilson, Lewis Nash and Donny McCaslin (just to name a few).
For more information on how to help to release the album visit gilevansproject.com
Bill Mobley's Smoke Big Band Recording
Space Time Records
The Smoke Big Band under the direction of composer, arranger and trumpeter Bill Mobley recorded their second album recently. The band performs at Smoke Jazz Club every Monday, and the recording was made live at the club. Out Now!
Daniel Jamieson's Debut Recording 'Sudden Appearances
Released in May 2011
Mat recently recorded with Daniel Jamieson, an up-and-coming composer from Toronto now living in New York. The album features the legendary John Riley on drums and was produced by Dan and Jim McNeely.
Bryan Carter Quintet - Enchantment
Bryan Carter is one of the fresh new sounds on the New York scene today. Beginning drums at the age of three, Carter quickly developed a strong passion for music, especially jazz, and by the age of eleven had already studied with jazz masters Louie Bellson, Harold Jones, and Ed Thigpen. His debut album, Enchantment, features Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Jeremy Viner (saxophone), Donald Vega (piano) and Phil Kuehn (bass).
LATEST KENNY WERNER RECORD
New Award Winning CD 'No Beginning, No End'
Featuring Joe Lovano and Judi Silvano
In 2009 Mat had the opportunity to play lead trumpet on Kenny Werner's latest masterpiece 'No Beginning, No End'. His deeply personal tribute to daughter Katheryn, a triumphant work of composed and improvised musics. Classical and Jazz. Performed by nearly 100 musicians. Highlighted by saxophonist Joe Lovano and vocalist Judi Silvano. No Beginning, No End is a milestone composition and recording Ð as much for its creative reach as for the emotional terrain it examines. 'The most important music I'll ever write,' is how Werner puts it.
Here is a video capturing some of the recording process.