Nathan Haines has been synonymous with New Zealand jazz for the last few decades as saxophonist, clarinettist, flutist, band leader and composer.
Since Nathan Haines' breakthrough 1994 album Shift Left - still this country’s biggest selling jazz release - he’s charted a course through London’s dance music and electronica scene, and back to acoustic jazz here in Aotearoa. His stops along the way have included tours, an album with the NZSO, recordings with American soul legend Marlena Shaw, and collaborations with Alan Broadbent, Vanessa Freeman, and Mark de Clive Lowe.
Hear Nathan Haines and his octet performing at the 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival on RNZ Concert: Friday 13 October at 8pm, in Music Alive. Or listen here, now.
For this Wellington Jazz Festival concert, Nathan Haines both casts the net back and looks forward. The setlist draws on tracks from his EP 'Journey to the Peak', which was made in collaboration with Nathan’s long-time creative partner Phil Asher, before Phil’s untimely death in early 2021. Nathan’s band for this concert includes a younger generation of musicians who grew up listening to some of his earlier albums, and who also bring their own modern energy to the set.
Producer/Engineer: Darryl Stack
Script: Nick Tipping
Music Alive Producer: Ryan Smith
Recorded by RNZ at the Opera House, Wellington