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North American musicians (1st of 2)

North American musicians

Composer, pianist and leader of various musical groups, Jonathan Besser (pictured here with his son Cy) was born in New York and came to New Zealand in 1974. He has built a reputation for composing and performing acoustic and electronic music in collaboration with many leading New Zealand writers, choreographers, musicians, artists and film-makers.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'North Americans - 1940–present: closer contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015