Paul Higgs at Jazznights with “Shades of Miles” with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Steve Cook with vocals from Larraine Odell at The Bell Hotel, Clare, Sunday 22nd July 2018

Paul Higgs is renowned as one of the UK’s leading trumpet players and composers. 

Jazznights Paul Higgs 220718 (128)Blending the traditions of classical and jazz, he has the rare ability to capture the most elusive of dreams in his music, expressing subtle emotions and bold exciting energy with equal ease. Melodies soar and float, while rich harmonies create shadows and depths beneath.

Paul has had an extensive musical career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. He was a Musical Director for many years for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Jazznights Paul Higgs 220718 (130)He has performed with luminaries including Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Nancy Wilson and Shorty Rodgers. Paul has also performed in major concert venues around the world, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Schubert Theatre (USA), Berlin Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s.
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Simon Brown. Steve Cook. Roger Odell (hidden) and Paul Higgs

Paul Higgs played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

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Roger Odell

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Simon Brown




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Steve Cook


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With vocals from our resident songbird Larraine Odell