These artist profiles feature some of the amazing musical talent we have around us in New Zealand. These artists perform to a high level and rely on us to keep their instrument there.

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Nathan Haines

Nathan Haines

Nathan Haines is an internationally renowned flautist, saxophonist, composer, producer, bandleader and vocalist with a body of work in multiple styles stretching back for over two decades. The brand new […]
Nick Walshe

Nick Walshe – Clarinet

Wellington-born clarinettist Nick Walshe is a recent graduate of the New Zealand School of Music. He currently teaches clarinet and saxophone to over fifty students a week in the Wellington […]

Reuben Chin – Saxophone

Reuben graduated from the New Zealand School of Music with a BMus and PGDipMus with distinction studying classical saxophone under Debbie Rawson. During his undergraduate music study Reuben won the […]
Dave Bremner

Dave Bremner – Trombone (NZSO)

David Bremner is Principal trombone of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2002. Prior to this appointment, he was principal trombone of the Auckland Philharmonia. […]
James Wylie

James Wylie – Saxophone

Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer James Wylie (b.1986), currently based in Boston, MA, grew up in Wellington, New Zealand and was introduced to music through classical repertoire at a young age. […]
Colin Hemmingsen

Colin Hemmingsen – Saxophone

He is a name synonymous with jazz in New Zealand, and his reputation as a composer, performer and improviser has spread well beyond these shores. After four years studying and […]
Lex french

Lex French – Trumpet

New Zealand born trumpet player Alexis French holds an Honours Degree from the NZ School of Music Jazz programme. He has made his name as a trumpet player who can […]
Roger Manins

Roger Manins – Saxophone

Saxophonist and New Zealander Roger Manins is a rarity, a true find in Australasian jazz. Regarded as “an outstandingly gifted musician, with a warmly passionate sound, remarkable instrumental ability and […]
Jabin Ward

Jabin Ward – Saxophone

Jabin has been playing the saxophone for over 20 years. He started performing jazz professionally as a teenager in various groups from solo to jazz big band. Jabin is involved […]
Andre Paris

Andre Paris – Saxophone

Originally from Auckland New Zealand, Andre Paris has been involved with music since picking up the alto saxophone at age 9. During his school years he was a member of […]

Danny Kirgan – Trumpet

Danny Kirgan completed his Bachelors of Music and Post Graduate Diploma in Trumpet performance at the New Zealand School of Music in 2010. Danny has worked and performed with several […]
Simon Brew

Simon Brew – Saxophone

Simon Graduated from the Artez Conservatorium, the Netherlands, in 2010 with a Master degree in classical saxophone under Johan van der Linden. Prior to this gained his Honours degree (1st […]

Barrett Hocking – Trumpet

Barrett is Principal Trumpet of the Vector Wellington Orchestra and is an artist teacher at the New Zealand School of Music. Barrett also performs around the globe with double platinum […]
Andrew Jarvis

Andrew Jarvis – Tuba (NZSO)

Andrew Jarvis (B.Mus, L.R.S.M) coordinates the classical brass programme, coaches chamber music groups and takes brass pedagogy class, conducts the NZSM Brass Ensemble and teaches the tuba. In 1987, during […]

Matthew Allison – Trombone (NZSO)

Matthew Allison is the Associate Principal Trombone of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Since returning to New Zealand in 2008, Matthew has worked frequently with all of New Zealand’s major […]
Nick Sharpe

Nick Sharpe – Tuba

Nick has been playing the tuba since the age of 13 and is a graduate of the Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he studied under Nigel Seaman (BBC […]
Dave Lisik

Dave Lisik – Trumpet

Canadian composer and trumpeter, Dr. David Lisik teaches jazz composition, arranging and theory at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, NZ. Dave’s diverse portfolio of compositions and arrangements […]