Colin Hemmingsen

Colin Hemmingsen is synonymous with jazz in New Zealand, and his reputation as a composer, performer and improviser has spread well beyond these shores. After studying and performing in the United States, Colin returned to New Zealand in the mid 1970s to make his home here, working as a performer, recording artist, and educator in both classical and jazz music.

During Dave Lisik’s fevourish period of productivity between 2010 and 2011, one of the projects Dave produced was Fate and the Processor with Colin, a recording that not only gave Colin all the room in the world to display his exceptional musicianship, but to do so in a way that was fascinatingly unlike anything Colin had done before.