Award winning musician Lucien Johnson (Tenor Saxophone) has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle” (Wellington Jazz Festival), as “a miraculous musician” (Radio NZ) and as “a composer and arranger of supreme skill” (Dominion Post). Lucien’s compositions are reflective of some of the places in which he has lived and travelled: France, Haiti, Ethiopia and of course, our own wonderful country. He is joined in this quartet by some of New Zealand’s finest musicians:
Jonathan Crayford - Piano
Tom Callwood - Double Bass
Cory Champion - Drums
The programme comprises a set of original jazz compositions from Lucien’s 2017 album ‘West of the Sun’ and new material from his upcoming album ‘Kairangi’, complemented by interpretations of traditional waiata.