Mambolicious: Jodrell Screams Puente
The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) presents Mambolicious – a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of influential Latin big band leader, Tito Puente.
Featuring one of Australia’s greatest trumpet players, Mat Jodrell, with the St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra, this show at Margaret River HEART – Nala Bardip Mia will have your feet tapping and hips shaking to the sounds of Latin jazz and mambo.
Mat Jodrell recently returned to Australia after eight years living and performing in New York City and teaching at Juilliard School of Music. He’s performed with the likes of Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, and the Mingus Big Band to name a few, and has toured throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, performing at festivals and world-famous jazz clubs.
Paying homage to Tito Puente’s seminal big band recordings, Jodrell’s screaming trumpet licks accompanied by the infectious swing of the St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra (directed by Marty Pervan) is a night you’re not going to want to miss.