Category: Features – Archive

January 26, 2021 / Features - Archive

When the pandemic obliterated his work and obliged him to home-school his two children, Stu Hunter could have simply put his musical career on hold. Instead he established a daily regimen of rising at 5:30, and spending three uninterrupted hours in his studio before the demands of his day began.…

January 24, 2021 / Features - Archive

When she’d heard the high drama of Korea’s traditional drumming as a child, Chloe Kim was busy learning classical piano and violin, and found this other music more a curiosity than a fascination. Even when at 12 she began teaching herself to play drum-kit, the connection to traditional drumming seemed…

January 20, 2021 / Features - Archive

A young Julian Lee was hired by the Auckland bandleader Bert Paterson, who, to stir up his edgy players, gleefully told them that Lee only played piano, accordion, alto and tenor saxophones, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, bass and drums. “He makes up for this,” he added, “by singing the vocals.” So…