Lucien Johnson is an award winning musician who 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).
He is joined in this quartet by some of New Zealand’s finest musicians: celebrated pianist Jonathan Crayford; Tom Callwood, eminent double bassist for groups such as The Phoenix Foundation and Little Bushman; and Julien Dune, drummer also a multi talented producer, DJ
- Programme of music drawing on many cultures, from Ethiopian to Haitian, Māori to French.
- Music from 2017’s record West of the Sun and the upcoming Kairangi
- Lucien recently returned from the Harriet Friedlander Residency year in New York.
Lucien Johnson is a tenor saxophonist with a musical style that is distinctive for its defiance of genre categorisation; come along and decide for yourself.
No intermission; post performance the Theatre Bar will be open to meet and mingle with musicians.