Malcolm McNeill was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal ( Queen Elizabeth II ) for services to the Arts.
based in London in the 1970s, Malcolm worked at the Travers
Gallery in Kensington (specialists in 20th century British art, particularly
the St Ives School).
Over many years Malcolm has developed a specialist interest in New
Zealand, Australian and Pacific art. He continues to develop his interest in Maori and Polynesian art.
Paralleling Malcolm McNeill’s interest in fine Art, he has enjoyed
a forty year career as New Zealand’s foremost jazz singer and
interpreter of the songs of George Gerswhin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and the Great American Songbook. Malcolm has performed all
over the world, including the New York Town Hall, Ronnie Scott’s
club in Soho, London, and at numerous international Festivals in the
UK, France, Japan, India, Africa, and Australia. Malcolm was frequent soloist for the BBC and as soloist in Symphonic concerts in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Malcolm's ten recordings include a CD with Dame Kiri te Kanawa, and another with the American jazz-pianist/songwriter, Dave Frishberg.