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 suprine skill” (Dominion Post).
He is joined in this quartet by some of New Zealand’s finest musicians: celebrated pianist Jonathan Crayford and Tom Callwood and Chris O’Connor, one of New Zealand’s most prolific rhythm section teams who have performed together or separately with the likes of the Phoenix Foundation, Don McGlashan and Neil Finn.
The Quartet will be performing original compositions from Lucien’s 2017 album “West of the Sun” (nominated for a Tui award for Jazz Artist of the Year) as well as new material from his upcoming album ‘Kairangi’. As a recent recipient of the Harriet Friedlander Residency he will be returning from New York for the tour and looks forward to seeing how this experience will influence the music!
Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.
We are currently unable to process online bookings – you can purchase directly from the Oamaru Opera House Ticket Office or phone bookings on 03 433 0770, between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, or 12pm-1pm Saturdays.