New Zealand jazz pianist and songwriter Nick Dow (22) is a recent graduate of CPIT Jazz School, Christchurch. Music has been prominent in his life from early childhood, including playing the violin, piano and singing. After beginning violin, his love and talent for improvisation led him to jazz piano. He also composes and orchestrates music. In 2013 Nick toured the United States and Canada with the NZ Youth Choir; and he has also performed in Africa on tour with the NZ Secondary Students Choir.