Trudy Lile – jazz vocalist, jazz flutist, performer, educator, composer

Mojave - excellent music for your next event or function

Mojave - shoot for Well Dressed Standards

Mojave has proved popular for providing a sophisticated atmosphere at corporate events/functions, parties, and weddings. 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. By combining a professional yet energetic approach, Mojave has the versatility to seduce the atmosphere of any occasion.

This immaculately presented ensemble will build a sophisticated atmosphere of any occasion. They draw on over 20 years professional performing in New Zealand, having played at all major jazz festivals, and all of the major corporate venues around Auckland, and at over 100 weddings.

Our music is expertly performed by an ensemble of high calibre, highly experienced professional musicians, who have the ability to read and adapt to the musical ambience of any event or function. The repertoire is a result of artfully blended mixture of songs made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Harry Connick Jnr, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, George Gerswhin, Nina Simone as well as reworked jazz inspired songs by Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Bob Marley, Crowded House, Radiohead, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, and more.

Depending on the client’s requirements, they can create the atmosphere for relaxed background cocktail or dinner, or build up the energy ready for the DJ dance floor.

Corporate clients: 2 Degrees, Ernst and Young, NZ Rugby Union, BMW, Hewlett Packard, Dawsons, BNZ, Terrapin, Vodafone, Telecom, ANZ, NZMBA, Sustainable Business Network, Enlightenz, Daily Freight, Yachtfinders Global, PPR, Auckland Hospital, Baldwin Boyle Group, Sylvia Park, The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Exclusive venues: Mollies Boutique Hotel, Clooney, Cibo, Antoine’s, Mantells, The Langham , Stamford Plaza, Rendevous, Skycity Convention Centre, Orbit, Skycity, Hyatt Regency, The Wharf, Te Whau Lodge, The Hilton, The Heritage, The Northern, Club, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Townhall, Coopers Creek Vineyard, Matakana Estate Vineyard, Waitakere Estate, Ascension Wine Estate, Mudbrick Vineyard, Stoneyridge  Vineyard, Peacock Sky Vineyard, Auckland Botanical Gardens, Hichwic , RNZYS, Sails, Auckland Maritime Museum.

Various combinations of instruments can be tailored to suit the requirements of any situation, for weddings and parties, as well as corporate functions and events - duo, trio or quartet, and larger, other instruments include piano, guitar, bass, drums and percussion.

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.

Corcovado     Mojave     Mas que nada


MOJAVE JAZZ 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.

Caravan     Softly as in a Morning Sunrise    Fever     Ristretto     Blues by Friday


"They played to the brief. Mojave created a wonderful atmosphere to our event. The audience reaction was happy and excited, with a buzz in room as well as being friendly and relaxed." -- Jillian de Beer, De Beer Marketing and Communications.

After Mojave played at the Mission Bay Jazz Festival in January 2001, event manager Debbie Tawse said: "We found an excellent group - Mojave. I was especially taken by the flutist who played with this group, and with the overall professionalism and versatility of the entire group, and how much they enjoyed their music. I highly recommend Mojave for corporate functions." -- Debbie Tawse, Former Managing Director of Celebrity Speakers (NZ) Ltd 


Mohave also Mojave (mo-hä´vê) noun  plural Mohave or Mohaves also Mojave or Mojaves 1. a. A Native American people inhabiting lands along the lower Colorado River on the Arizona-California border. b. A member of this people. 2. The Yuman language of the Mohave. [Mohave hàmakháav.] 

Mojave Desert ( also Mohave Desert ) An arid region of southern California southeast of the Sierra Nevada. Once part of an ancient inland sea, the desert was formed by volcanic action and by materials deposited by the Colorado River.

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