Lewis offers live sax and optional live vocalist Yuli Quay, offering a unique combination of live music and DJ skills. One of New Zealand's most exciting and innovative musicians, Lewis fuses his deep knowledge of jazz 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 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.
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!