Based on the the Northern Rivers of NSW, Todd is an exciting Trumpet player who is comfortable in a variety of musical settings, but is clearly rooted in the tradition of Jazz. He draws inspiration from Trumpet greats Louis Armstrong, Lee Morgan and Chet Baker and is able to fuse the classic swing of the 1930's to the post-bop grooves of the 1960's.
Before his recent move to the N, Todd performed in a variety of venues throughout Sydney with his Jazz trio, quintet and 13 piece Swing Orchestra as well as regular performances with Anita Spring, Monica Trapaga, Rhonda Burchmore, the Dan Barnett Big Band, the Unity Hall Jazz band and George Washingmachine.
Todd has also worked on Television bands for channel 9, 10 and ABC including performances on Australian Idol, X Factor, The Footy Show, James O'Loghlin Show and many others.
Career highlights have included recording with Grace Knight, Jazz legend Judy Bailey and Jimmy Barnes as well as performances with Seal at Byron Bay Blues Fest, James Morrison, The Temptations, INXS, Midnight Oil, Barbara Morrison (USA), Culture Club (UK) and Doug Parkinson.
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