Mark de Clive-Lowe Profile

Graham Reid
Published: 21 May 2013
Updated: 20 Jun 2018

As with his peer and fellow jazzman Nathan Haines, Auckland-born keyboard player, DJ, producer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe was a serious young jazz musician who came of age in the hip-hop era. And so his musical – and then geographic – horizons widened rapidly.

These days he is a global citizen who has collaborated with local players in Japan, performed in Cuba, South Africa, Budapest, New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco and all points around Europe. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the singer Nia Andrews, and their children.

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Ronin Arkestra, the Japanese-NZ jazz collective led by Mark De Clive-Lowe. Their debut release was the First Meeting EP in 2019.
Mark de Clive-Lowe in 2014
Mark de Clive-Lowe at the 1999 APRA Silver Scrolls
Mark de Clive-Lowe, 1996
Photo credit: Photo By Andrew Dubber
Sketch for Miguel (2014)
Quartetto Fantastico feat Mark de Clive-Lowe - Another Shade of Jade
Mark de Clive-Lowe recording in Auckland, mid-1990s, as part of the Tap Records collective
Photo credit: Photo by Andrew Dubber
Jan Hellriegel with Mark de Clive-Lowe on Waiheke
Jazz in The Present Tense in 1996: Richard Hammond, Jason Jones and Mark de Clive-Lowe. Drummer Steve Hass is out of the picture.
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Heaven (featuring Bembe Segue)
Ronin Arkestra's March 2019 EP Chance Meeting.
Live at Jazz Re:freshed London + Finn Peters
Transcend Me (REMIX:LIVE at Southpaw)



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