DAVE O’HIGGINS (sax) will be at Jazznights, The Cock Inn, Clare on Sunday 17th August 2014 and will be playing with be Peter Lemer (piano), Bernie Hodgkins (bass) and Graeme Culham (drums) and vocals from Larraine Odell.

As well as running his own quartet Dave is a member of the “official” legacy band Brubecks Dave O'Higgins 3Play Brubeck, with whom he tours the world. “A stunning player in the neo-bop vein, with an apparently effortless flow of coherent ideas, beautiful time and a highly developed harmonic sense.” Jazz Guide.
 
Undoubtedly one of this country’s finest modern jazz sax players, Dave has worked with the likes of Cleo Lane & John Dankworth, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Jimmy Smith and Annie Lennox. The winner of a multitude of awards, he has produced 9 albums to date of his own work and appeared on numerous sessions and festivals around the world. Currently he is working with his own terrific quartet, a storming 10 piece band (the “Biggish” Band) for which he also writes and arranges, an organ based “groove” band (“Organic Grooves”) and with one of New York’s leading sax players, Eric Alexander in a classic two sax “hard bop” quintet performing on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to all that he includes playing, writing and recording work with the “Jazzcotech Dancers” and has been touring the world with his Norwegian/Swedish collaboration. Dave is also a respected Jazz educator associated with Leeds College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Universities of Natal and Cape Town. The music is a Dave O'Higgins 4mixture of jazz standards and great originals and is powerful yet always lyrical and accessible. A brilliant gig.

“…exceptional fluency. ..one of Britain’s finest musicians” Observer
“….virtuoso jazz/fusion saxophonist” Time Out
“….world class player” BBC Music Magazine
“…Dazzling” Guardian.

Three new CDs recorded at JVG’s (our home recording studio) have been released this year. 2014 has been a very productive year, including four thoroughly enjoyable shows with the Brubeck’s Play Brubeck in Dizzy’s the Lincoln Centre in New York. Another thrill for Dave was to play alongside one of his favorite tenor players, Phil Dwyer (from Canada) at the 606 Club. Phil was on a business trip promoting his excellent Seawind Horns saxophones.

He was Winner, British Jazz Awards “BEST TENOR SAX” 1995 & 1997 and Best Band Nominee, BBC Jazz Awards 2001 and 2002

And now playing at Jazznights, Clare next Sunday

Reservations on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com 

Admission £10. Music 8pm-10.30pm.

See www.jazz-nights.com for further details including location & map and future gigs.

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