The Nigel Patterson Quartet combines expert musicianship with passion and creativity. Led by Nigel Patterson, one of New Zealand’s finest keyboardists/composers (The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties) with support from Blair Latham on tenor saxophone, Johnny Lawrence on bass and Peter Elliott on drums.

Inspired by such greats as Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Mal Waldron, McCoy Tyner and many others, the NPQ creates a contemporary, sophisticated take on the jazz idiom. From alternative meters through mood ballads and up-tempo swings, the NPQ seeks to bring through the edgier side of jazz while retaining the melodic and emotional character of the music.

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