Blair Latham

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Blair Latham with saxophone
Artist Bio Text

Blair Latham is a saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Wellington, with a deep love of the bass clarinet. Blair began his career at a time when contemporaries such as Jeff Henderson were taking the local music scene to new heights.

Heading overseas, he cut his teeth playing on cruise ships before eventually landing in Mexico, which became his spiritual second home. He established himself as an essential member of the creative music scene in Mexico City, including touring with a jazz band through Zeta controlled territory in the north, and playing free jazz with his group Rolling Eye to inmates at a boy's prison in Mexico City.

Now back in New Zealand you'll find Blair performing in the Dancing and Drinking Society, El Barrio, Tawhiri Funk, or as part of composer collective the Arthur Street Loft Orchestra.