About the presenter

Winter Week on Campus 2019
Professional Teaching Fellow Godfrey De Grut

Professional Teaching Fellow Godfrey De Grut

Primarily working as a freelance musician, composer and ensemble arranger, Godfrey has recorded and/or toured both locally and internationally with artists such as Brooke Fraser, Scribe, Anika Moa, Boh Runga, Che Fu, Maala and Elemeno P.

After completing a degree in composition from the University of Auckland, Godfrey received a RIANZ (Tui) Jazz Album of the Year award for 1997’s “Came a Weird Way” with his band the New LoungeHead (sic).

Following extensive touring as lead alto saxophone with Rodger Fox Big Band he joined and recorded music with Che Fu, co-writing the 2002 APRA Silver Scroll winning song, “Misty Frequencies”.

He has been the musical director for events such as the 50th anniversary APRA Silver Scrollsin 2015, The NZ Film Awards (Moa’s) in 2013 and the 20th anniversary Coca Cola Christmas in the Park in 2014.