Lewis McCallam Trio
CABARET COVERS JazzPop Trio - featuring Lewis McCallum [saxophone], with Grant Winterburn [organ], & Steve Thomas [drums].
Taking the great songs that we all know and love and giving them a swinging jazz treatment, Cabaret Covers is an ideal act for creating interest for the listeners while maintaining a relaxed and easy going atmosphere. The playful versions of these well known covers sees the audience smiling away when they recognise the tune, and hear the new style it's been changed into!
Lewis McCallum is one of New Zealand's most sought after sax players, with a melodic and singing style of playing that he has become well known for. 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, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Tina Cross, Leo Sayer, Bonnie Tyler, Frankie Stevens & Tim Beveridge.
Grant Winterburn’s career has placed him squarely at the forefront of the New Zealand music industry. Grant was the musical director of Auckland Theatre Company's hit production of 'The Rocky Horror Show' and 'A Christmas Carol'. He has since been active in the theatre scene, notably with Jennifer Ward-Lealand's show 'Falling in Love Again'. He played keyboards on kiwi recording artist Carly Bindings latest album, and performs regularly with many of New Zealands top instrumentalists and vocalists.
Steve Thomas has risen to become a mainstay of the Auckland music scene with his creative and sensitive drumming. Having established himself performing with Spacifix, Steve has moved onwards to work with the likes of Joel Haines, Lisa Crawley & Seth Hapu.