Roger’s recording and performances reflect a deep understanding and love of all Jazz styles including Blues, Traditional, Swing , Bossa Nova, Straight ahead ‘standards’, Hard Bop, Modern Jazz, Latin Jazz and Free Jazz. He is musically open and loves to explore and create new music.
Awards and Accolades
In 2002 Roger won the Wangaratta Australian Jazz awards on Saxophone, and in 2012 was awarded a IJJA ‘Jazz Hero’ award for services to the community.
Teaching and other activities
Roger is a Senior Lecturer at The University Of Auckland and teaches in the Jazz department.
He is also active in the music community, as co-founder and Artistic Director of CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa, and helps coordinate the Auckland Jazz festival.