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Nigel Gavin

Composer, Performer, Jazz Composer

Born: 1958 Website  


Nigel Gavin has been a guitarist and composer for over three decades and has taught both for two decades. He was a founder of Gitbox Rebellion, NZ's own Guitar Orchestra.

Nigel has been a member of bands such as popular New Zealand jazz quartett The Nairobi Trio, Robert Fripp's The League of Crafty Guitarists, klezmer "Jews Brothers", and Jonathan Besser's Bravura, as well as collaborator with artists such as folk singers Luke Hurley, Wayne Gillespie and Lorina Harding, Maori soul diva Whirimako Black, multi-instrumentalist Tom Ludvigson, jazz singer Caitlin Smith and harmonica maestro Brendan Power.

A solo seven string guitar specialist, he has also composed for film and television. Nigel Gavin has recorded four solo albums, Music for Flem volume II, Thrum in 2003, Visitation in 2007 and Waggle Dance in 2017.

"Nigel Gavin is one of NZ's musical treasures" -Tauranga Sun

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Gitbox | Touch Wood - CD

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