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

Latin Standards:

Besame Mucho
El Manisero
Mambo Caliente
Mas Que Nada
Oye Como Va
St Thomas
Sway (Quien Sera)
Tico Tico
Antonio Carlos Jobim
A Felicidade
Agua De Beber
Black Orpheus
Girl From Ipanema
Grande Amour
How Insensitive
Look To The Sky
One Note Samba
So Danco Samba
Vivo Sonhando

Jazz Standards:

A Foggy Day
Afro Blue
Autumn Leaves
A Night In Tunisia
Bossa Nova Blues
Captain Marvel
Cheek To Cheek
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Cry Me A River
Dolphin Dance
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
Red Clay
Softly As A Morning Sunrise
Some Other Blues
Song For My Father
Speak Low
Stella By Starlight
What Is This Thing Called Love?

Popular Covers:

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
Yeah, Yeah

Christmas Jazz:

Available As Duo - Vocal / Flute And Guitar Or Piano.

Repertoire Includes:

Jingle Bells
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Winter Wonderland
The Christmas Song
Silent Night
Away In A Manger
Christmas Island
Let It Snow
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
Santa Baby
Joy To The World
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
The First Noel
We Three Kings
O Come All Ye Faithful
Feliz Navidad
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.

Repertoire includes:

Jingle Bells
I saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
The Christmas Song
White Christmas
Let it Snow
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Santa Baby
Feliz Navidad
Joy to the World
Silent Night
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

They were fantastic!  Absolutely loved them.  Thanks for all your help!
Merry Christmas
Carrie Dean
Ray White
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!
Brooke Miller

Hi Robyn,
I have heard that everyone was great!
Alannah Bell
Event Coordinator
Crackerjack Promotions Ltd

Hi Robyn,
yes, it all went well and we were really pleased with the ambience created by the Mojave Duo.
many thanks,
Cheryl Laurie

Hi ya Robyn - thanks for the follow-up and yup, everything worked out just fine and dandy. Have a fun week!
Jamie Maxwell
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 .
Kind regards,
Jerrica Tomlinson

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.
Jamie Maxwell
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.
Jenny Gordon
Corporate Function

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.
Kind Regards
Genevieve Ali
New Zealand sponsorship*agency

Hi Kellie,
The musicians were good. We enjoyed their music and it complimented the relaxed atmosphere of the evening.
Thanks for your recommendation of them.
Brian Low
HERA Information Centre Manager 

Hi Kellie,
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.
Suzanne Barker

Thanks them from the crew please!
Jeanette Tobin

Hi Pete,
Thanks for your email. Yep, the band were great, and it all went over very well.
Kind Regards,
Andrea Wheeler

Hi Pete
It was a successful event and Mojave performed very well and were well received.
Thanks & regards
Veronica Verdonk

Hi Pete,
Yes Mojave were fabulous on Saturday night.
The client very much enjoyed the back ground sounds.
Kind regards,
Cristina McLauchlan
Dawsons Catering

Hi there
Mojave were more than satisfactory - what a fantastic group with the most amazing sounds. Everything went very smoothly and they made the evening!
Hewlett Packard 

Hi Pete,
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.
Stephanie Pajic
Consultant - Consumer Professional Public Relations (PPR) 

Hi Pete
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.
Cheers, Nancy

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

Hi there,
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 indebted for some indelible memories.
We loved it. Full Stop.
Peter Anich

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!!!!!
Jamie Maxwell 

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.
Roger Harvey

Hi Pete
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.
Lorraine Tong 

Hi Caroline
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.
Lorraine Tong 

Hi Pete
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.
Kind regards
Kirsten Searle
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

Dear Pete,
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;
Gaz Maroof 

Thanks, the Duo were great.
Happy Xmas
Karen Smith (Department of Anaesthesia Auckland Hospital)
Xmas party

Audience reaction =good
Yes would recommend them
Jenny Steele
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.
Best regards,
Miriam. (Ring) 

A Supurb job - greatly appreciated

Hi Pete,
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.
Kind regards,
Baldwin Boyle Group

Hello Pete
Thank you to Mojave. They were excellent and made our evening a memorable one
Ashika Akhil

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.
Kind regards
Jo Allen
Marketing Manager
Sylvia Park Mall 

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