Lewis McCallum is one of New Zealand’s most exciting and innovative musicians. Lewis brings his deep knowledge of jazz to the stage and fuses it with modern forms of dance and beats culture to present a truly unique sound. At a young age he was awarded Best Saxophonist & Best Young Jazz Musician at New Zealand’s National Jazz Festival, and has now gone on to play with some of the biggest names in music: Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Peter Urlich, Hollie Smith, Opensouls, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Batucada Sound Machine, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and recently toured China with Elaine Paige. Lewis is also a well established producer, having created two albums of his own original music: Wake (2007) and Syntheology (2010) which was released in Japan on the label Wonderful Noise. Both albums feature NZ’s premiere vocalists; Mara TK, Francis Kora, Esther Stephens, Tama Waipara, Cherie Mathieson, Deva Mahal.
Lewis absolutely made our wedding!! He’s extremely talented at both saxophone and flute. If you’re looking for that ‘live band’ feel but with a way bigger range of song choices then Lewis is your man. He was really receptive to our taste in music, read the dance floor vibes like a champion and even let the odd request through. Can’t wait for mates to hire him for their wedding! I will never forget him playing jazz flute to Toto ‘Africa’. Magic
All guests and even the caterers left with Lewis’ details – he really made the party for us. Even today people are still asking who the musician was. Please can you pass on our gratitude, he really took the event to the next level!
Lewis McCallum is easily one of the most talented musicians in New Zealand
McCallum is making music for the love of it, and it shows in how effortless, deep, and inventive it sounds