Music Performance, Jazz Educator

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Musical Journey

C. Mondre Moffett

6919 Chartwell Court

Louisville Kentucky 40241

mondremusic@yahoo.com

973-723-4974 (Cell)


RESEARCH INTEREST

Ethnomusicology, Black Music  Ethnography


EDUCATION:        

M.M. in Music Education, September 2011-Boston University.

M.A. in Jazz Performance & Composition, January 1999 - New York University.

B.A. in Jazz Performance, May 1981- New College of California.


WORK EXPERIENCE: 

 Cornet Coach, April 2019 - The bio pic film/movie entitled  "Bolden"

Produced by Wynton Marsalis & Dan Pritzker.


Senior Lecturer,  2015-2019 - North Carolina A&T State University - Greensboro, N.C.

Director of University Jazz Ensemble & Black Music Studies,Performing Arts Department

 Courses taught: History of Black Music, History of Gospel Music, History of Jazz, Applied Jazz Trumpet, Composition, Arranging, & University  Jazz Ensemble.


Adjunct Instrumental Music Director, 2002-2005- Long Island University 

 led pep band, Brooklyn campus–New York, N.Y.


Music Educator, 2000-2005- Department of Education, New York City

 Band Director, Dr. Susan S. McKinney of Arts, Brooklyn New York


PUBLICATIONS:

Book

Moffett, Mondre. An Improvising Curriculum for Jazz Music. LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2019.

 

PROFESSIONAL  CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2019- present- Mondre Music Productions - Louisville Kentucky

2014-2019 - Music Director, N.C. Coltrane Allstar Band, John Coltrane International Jazz Festival.

2017-2019 - Trumpet Coach, movie "Bolden" Willington N.C.

2017-2019- Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, Trumpet, Greensboro N.C.

2005-2019- Mondre Moffett Jazz Society, LLC North Carolina.

1995- 2001- Duke Ellington Orchestra, 4th Trumpet chair, New York City.


SELECTED PUBLISHED DISOGRAPHY:

Space Note Records- "Caption of the Light Brigade" N. Breedlove, comp. contributor M.Moffett 2016.

Venus Records “The Magic of Love” w/Moffett Family Jazz Band, masterpiece collection, Tokyo 2011.

Vine Records- “Royal Decree”, All original quintet music by  M. Moffett  – Winston Salem, NC 2008.

Vine Records   “Wishbone Suite”,  all original music composed for Symphony, Lawrenceville, NC 2007.

 RCA Recording- “Wise Children” with artist Tom Harrell –NYC 2004

Piadrum Records “ For the Love of Peace” with bass artist Charnett Moffett – NYC 2004

 TCB Records” My Favorite Things” with artist drummer Cody Moffett – NYC 2003

Malaca Record - "Love Alive IV" with Walter Hawkins & the Hawkins Family- Oakland CA. 1995 

MoJazz Record Label –“Blue Moon” with J. Spencer  - Los Angeles, CA. 1993

 Venus Records "Jambalaya" with The Moffett Family Jazz Band, Tokyo, Japan 1995

 Venus Records “Its Luv” with Charisse & The Moffett Family Jazz Band- Tokyo, Japan- 1995

Venus Records “Africano” The Moffett Family Jazz Band –Tokyo, Japan - 1993

Blue Note Records “Beauty Within “with Charnett Moffett –N C- 1990


SELECTED SEMINARS & CLINICS CONDUCTED

North Carolina A&T State University, Honors Program, 2012.

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Black Music Studies, topic "Blues Music" 2010.

Peeler Performing Arts School, topic "Jazz History"Greensboro NC., 2009.

North Carolina Central University, topic "Jazz culture in HBCU" African American Jazz Caucus 2009.

Montclair State University, with Amiri Baraka  topic "Ragtime masters" Montclair New Jersey, 2004.

New York University, with Amiri Baraka, topic "Ragtime masters" 2004.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, topic "Ragtime masters"  2004.

Brooklyn School of the Arts, topic " Jazz Music: Lincoln Center Curriculum" Brooklyn, New York 2003


HONORS & CREDITS:

North Carolina Music Composition Arts Council Committee, 2015

 New York City Trumpet All-star- Downbeat Publication, 2004

Conductor of the New York State Youth Symphony 2003

 Artist in Residence Composer- Festival for Academic Musical Excellence-(FAME)  2001

Listed in “Jazz Portrait of the Masters” Published by Artisan, 1994

                      

PERFORMANCES:

Montreaux Jazz Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland

Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, Japan

Pori Jazz Festival, Finland

Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey California

San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Francisco, California

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark New Jersey

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center NYC

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center NYC

John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival, High Point, NC


PERFORMANCES/RECORDINGS WITH NOTED JAZZ ARTIST:  

 Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Stanley Jordan, Sir Roland Hanna, Mulgrew Miller,   McCoy Tyner, Ornette Coleman, Les McCann, Jimmy Witherspoon, Larry Willis, Ernestine Anderson, Freddie Hubbard, Johnnie Coles, Eddie Bert, Roy Hargrove, Tom Harrell, Kenny Kirkland,  Don Sicker, Mark Levine, James Leary, Benny Green, Don Friedman, Kenny Drew Jr., Jeff Watts, Wycliffe Gordon, Steve Torre, Donald Harrison, Mark Whitfield, Marcus Strickland, Clark Terry, E.J.Strickland, James Williams, Cecil Bridgewater, Lew Soloff, Carl Allen, Frank Morgan, Claudio Roditi, Jimmy Owens, Howard Johnson, Dale Clevenger, Shirley Scott, Sean Jones, Jeremy Pelt, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Jack McDuff, Jon Hendricks, Eddie Henderson, Arnett Cobb, David Murray, Marlena Shaw, Ernie Andrews,  Delfeayo Marsalis, Bernard Wright, Pharaoh Sanders, Dianne Reeves, Kenny Kirkland, Donald Bailey,  Eric Revis, Walter & Edwin Hawkins, Kevin Bond, Carl Wheeler, J Spencer, Stefon Harris, Fred Wesley, Steve Wilson, Neil Caine


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:  

 ASCAP Writer & Publisher – Local 802 New York City – African American Jazz Caucus –