A sophisticated yet versatile package, Mojave is a contemporary jazz quartet based in Auckland. Formed in 2000, Mojave features the unique sound of jazz flute within the format of a jazz quartet.
Their music is expertly performed by an ensemble of high calibre, experienced professional musicians, who have the ability to read and adapt to the musical ambience of any event or function. Available as a trio or quartet, the musicians include Trudy Lile – flute / vocals, Kevin Field – piano, David Hodkinson – bass and Jason Orme – drums.
The music explores jazz, Latin, blues, reggae, lounge and other energetic grooves exciting new original material, as well as favourite jazz standards as featured on their album ‘Well dressed Standards’ released in 2009.
Several publications have reviewed their previous album ‘Ristretto’ favourably including New Zealand Musician Magazine “one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.”
Mojave performs regularly in Auckland at jazz venues and festival performances all around New Zealand are a regular feature. Highlights include a sell out concert at The National Jazz Festival in Tauranga 2007, as well as recent popular performances at Nelson Jazz Festival and Mission Bay Jazz and Blues Festival in 2009.
Mojave features Flutist / Vocalist: Trudy Lile
Trudy has completed her Masters of Music (M Mus) in Jazz performance and teaches at The New Zealand School of Music, Albany Campus.
She has performed as soloist with the Jazz Divas, the Rodger Fox Big Band, New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra and in the Massey University Masters and their Music series. In addition she has recorded in many musical genres; from The Jazz Divas, The Rodger Fox Big Band, Whirimako Black, Andrew Atwill, Ishtar, Black Sand Diva, Dave Gibson, to King Kapisi.
Ideal: background music for corporate event, wedding service dinner, private party, Mojave also have Christmas repertoire
Mas Que Nada
Oye Como Va
Sway (Quien Sera)
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Agua De Beber
Girl From Ipanema
Look To The Sky
One Note Samba
So Danco Samba
A Foggy Day
A Night In Tunisia
Bossa Nova Blues
Cheek To Cheek
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Cry Me A River
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Get Out Of Town
Green Dolphin Street
Have You Met Miss Jones?
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
I Remember You
I Thought About You
It Might As Well Be Spring
It's Alright With Me
Love For Sale
Moonlight In Vermont
Night And Day
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Softly As A Morning Sunrise
Some Other Blues
Song For My Father
Stella By Starlight
What Is This Thing Called Love?
All My Loving (Lennon / Mccartney)
Both Sides Now
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Feel Like Makin' Love
Just The Two Of Us
Living In The Past - Jethro Tull
Killing Me Softly
Michelle (Lennon / Mccartney)
Only Have Eyes For You
Riders On The Storm (The Doors)
The Look Of Love
Valdez In The Country
Available As Duo - Vocal / Flute And Guitar Or Piano.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Christmas Song
Away In A Manger
Let It Snow
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
Joy To The World
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
The First Noel
We Three Kings
O Come All Ye Faithful
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Mojave comes in two manifestations:
Mojave Bossa Nova - Flute, Guitar (or Piano) and Bass is an ideal trio for weddings and functions, where we create a sophisticated atmosphere without becoming too intrusive. Vocals, drums and percussion can be added for a fuller sound.
Mojave Jazz Trio / Quartet - With the sophistication of jazz piano, flute/vocals, bass and drums, the repertoire combines many styles from jazz to salsa to originals with clever arrangements of some old favourites!! The perfect compliment to parties, receptions, functions and festivals. also available as duo
Mojave Christmas Duo
Lift the Christmas spirit with some groovy arrangements of some traditional songs and few other jazzy and contemporary covers, organically created by one of NZ’s most experienced vocal and piano duos.
Trudy has performed around the country on jazz vocals and flute for the last 15 years, appearing at many major New Zealand jazz festivals and also internationally.
The duo consists of vocal (plus flute), with piano. Bass and or drums can be added for bigger venues.
I saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
The Christmas Song
Let it Snow
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
They were fantastic! Absolutely loved them. Thanks for all your help!
Company Christmas Party
Hi there Robyn,
Thanks for following up.
The band was wonderful for the event, it was a smaller visitor number due to many different events happening on the same day, but it kept it vibe chill and happy. The sun was out and it felt fun and lively.Hopefully the band had a good time!
I have heard that everyone was great!
Crackerjack Promotions Ltd
yes, it all went well and we were really pleased with the ambience created by the Mojave Duo.
Hi ya Robyn - thanks for the follow-up and yup, everything worked out just fine and dandy. Have a fun week!
Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year Award Evening
Thanks Robyn, the band were great- heaps of comments on how good they were , we were very pleased .
yeah they were great thanks Robyn. My wife and I had them play at our wedding a few years ago (!) so nice to hear the tunes again. thanks heaps.
Ernst & Young
They were fantastic! Really created the atmosphere in the room I was looking for – especially as people started to filter into the room – makes it not quite so uninviting in a large scale room like the Grand tea room. And they packed up and went on their was quickly and quietly which was just what we needed.
Thanks! Will be recommending in future.
Hi there Kellie
Thank you for your email. We have had excellent feedback about Mojave and are extremely happy with their performance. The band enhanced both the event atmosphere and the crowd satisfaction.
We will definitely keep the band in mind for future NSCC events, were suitable.
Thank you again for you assistance and I look forward to dealing with you in the future.
New Zealand sponsorship*agency
The musicians were good. We enjoyed their music and it complimented the relaxed atmosphere of the evening.
Thanks for your recommendation of them.
HERA Information Centre Manager
Thanks for the email, sorry for the delay in replying as we have been on our honeymoon!
Mojave Due were fabulous and they just set the scene so perfectly at our reception, making it so special and unique. It was exactly as we could have hoped and it couldn't have been any better. Please pass on our thanks to the band, we would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Thanks them from the crew please!
Thanks for your email. Yep, the band were great, and it all went over very well.
It was a successful event and Mojave performed very well and were well received.
Thanks & regards
Yes Mojave were fabulous on Saturday night.
The client very much enjoyed the back ground sounds.
Mojave were more than satisfactory - what a fantastic group with the most amazing sounds. Everything went very smoothly and they made the evening!
Thanks for your email. Mojave did a great job and were perfect for the event, very professional. Trudy was a pleasure to work with too.
Consultant - Consumer Professional Public Relations (PPR)
Just got some excellent feedback about these guys yesterday – evidently many people on the day bought their CD I think about 15 or so were sold. So the crowd really enjoyed their music.
Both Sasha and Mojave we wonderful. Sasha really added a nice extra for to the event. Thank all of them for the great performances.
Thanks, Yes we were very pleased with their performance, we asked for background music and they provided just what we needed. .
Thank You Again.
Kim Brett daily Freight
Just wanted you to know that Mojave were just so perfect! So brilliant!
We had a few jazz officianadoes there that night and they also thought the band was outstanding.
Thanks for making an awesome night...am indebted for some indelible memories.
We loved it. Full Stop.
Hi Pete - the day was awesome thanks - it was almost 2 hot because the band were out on the verandah and everybody was running for the shady spots so perhaps weren't as close to the band to get the full benefit. Had lots of positive feedback though so pass on our many many thanks. Speak to you again but not for another wedding!!!!!
We were also happy with Mojave who created a nice relaxed tempo. We had our 1st waltz to their music.
We have had several of our guests say how much they like the music.
I have sent you an email thanking Mojave for their excellent performance. We had many comments during and after the evenings performance, we all thoroughly enjoyed their music and am sure they will have many for requests.
Please pass on our thanks for helping to make the evening such a success.
Just a note to thank you for the organisation of Mojave for Saturday 11 December. They were absolutely fantastic and made our evening. Please pass on our thanks for us.
Thank you for email and also for supplying Mojave – it was a great evening and enjoyed by all.
I hope to work with you to organize some more entertainment here at the pbc.
Events Director Poverty Bay Club
Everything was great thanks Pete, and thanks to Mojave too. Not much dancing but that wasn't their fault, the music was beautiful.
Cheers Mark and Amiria
Thanks for your thoughts. Mojave were great. The wedding went perfectly. Thanks for your help.
Regards Liz and Lewis
Wedding on Waiheke Island
Pete - Things went swimmingly (almost literally - it was very wet) and Trudy & co did a huge gig - everybody enjoyed the music, plus, we had truda on after mojave so event was a bang rather than a damp sqib; Once again thank you and with your permission I shall give your contact to people who have been asking about the bands;
Thanks, the Duo were great.
Karen Smith (Department of Anaesthesia Auckland Hospital)
Audience reaction =good
Yes would recommend them
Alexandra Park Function Centre
Hi Pete, thanks - everything was perfect and we had an amazing day. I didn't get a chance to see Trudy and the band before they left - but thank them on my behalf if you are speaking with them.
A Supurb job - greatly appreciated
MOJAVE were fantastic - professional, polished and extremely friendly. A number of us have made a date to see them perform at the Auckland Domain on 1 February.
Many thanks for your assistance. I shall certainly direct people to your website if they are looking to secure quality acts for events. Final payment will be with you before the end of the week.
Baldwin Boyle Group
Thank you to Mojave. They were excellent and made our evening a memorable one
The band was superb and worked with us extremely well. We would love to have them back again and would not hesitate in calling you for this.
Sylvia Park Mall
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