Rodric White was a finalist in the 1999 National Australian Jazz Piano Competition and is a graduate of the Jazz Studies Course (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) where he majored in Arranging, Jazz and Classical Piano. Rodric learnt singing for 4 years from Don Grayden (vocal coach for Les Misérables” & “42nd Street”). Rodric performs many styles of music from contemporary, jazz and blues, to Bossa Nova, Classical and French music.
Rodric’s fine pianistic and vocal skills has seen him work with leading Australian musicians such as James Morrison, Don Burrows, Dale Barlow, Phil Slater, Guy Strazz, Jason Morphett, Julian Gough, George Golla and singers Patricia Ségui (France), Nicki Parrott (USA), Rachel Delgado (Chile), Marilane De Mello (Brazil), Debra Dicembre, Virna Sanzone, Lana Nesnas, Anna Salleh, Rebekka Neville, Tiana Young and 2015 Generations In Jazz Vocal Competition winner Liam Burrows (2011 “Australia’s Got Talent” finalist).
Rodric has considerable knowledge of entertainment in Sydney, Newcastle and on the Central Coast. Rodric has appeared at venues in Sydney including the Foundry 616, The Royal Sydney Golf Club, the Sheraton Grand, the Seymour Centre, the Soup Plus, the Wine Banq, Berkerlouw Wine Bar and the Opera Forecourt Bar, in Newcastle at the Kent, Northern Star and Exchange Hotels, and on the Central Coast at venues such as Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, L’Isle de France sur Mer (Terrigal), The Reef Restaurant
(Terrigal), Holiday Inn (Terrigal), Kim’s Resort (Towoon Bay) and the Gosford Regional Gallery Arts Centre (East Gosford) Rodric performed as the featured solo pianist at the Manly International Jazz Festival (Sydney) and the Central Coast Jazz Festival throughout the 1990s and led his own bands in performances for the Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) and Jazzgroove in Sydney. From 2005 to 2009, Rodric performed a broad range of musical styles and genres with International Musicians and Entertainers aboard the luxury ships of the Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Lines in Europe, Alaska, the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Rodric has two albums: “The Sea Of Tranquility” (Newmarket Music 2006) and “New Jazz Directions” (La Brava Music 1996) and recorded with Dale Barlow on his ABC release, “Playground”, and collaborated with Dorian Mode on the arrangements for his album, “Café In Venice” (La Brava Music 2002).