Lucien Johnson Quartet
St Peters Hall, Paekākāriki, Kapiti Coast
SUN 19 JUN 4:00 P.M.
Lucien Johnson has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle”. One of New Zealand’s leading jazz musicians, his latest album “Wax///Wane” has met with rave reviews from the international press, with London Jazz News describing it as “Mystical, a touch retro and increasingly spellbinding” and France Musique calling it “bewitching and astonishing.” Johnson spent years living in Paris and New York as well as touring in music festivals and clubs around the world and his powerful and evocative music has been greatly infused by his global experience. Recently nominated for New Zealand Jazz Artist of the Year, Arts Foundation award winner Lucien Johnson and his quartet of highly esteemed musicians Jonathan Crayford (piano), Tom Callwood (Double Bass) and Cory Champion (Drums) will deliver what promises to be a sumptuous evening of mesmerising music from some of Aotearoa’s finest musical luminaries.
Listen to Wax///Wane here: