SAXOPHONIST Dave O’Higgins will be blowing in at Coventry’s Albany Theatre on December 7.
The Birmingham-born horn player is one of the the most prolific contemporary jazz musicians in the UK, with 19 albums released as leader since 1993. Much of the material has been original compositions and arrangements, with line-ups from small group to big band, acoustic and electric.
Having studied music at The City University in London, Dave’s first big breaks were with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, and Icelandic jazz-funk band, Mezzoforte.
He has since played with everyone from legends like Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles to the BBC Big Band and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.
As well as the solo projects, Dave is a busy guest soloist across the globe, runs a small jazz recording studio, and teaches at the London College of Creative Media.
For the current tour, promoting new album It’s Always 9.30 in Zog, he is accompanied by Graham Harvey on piano, Geoff Gascoyne on bass, and Sebastiaan de Krom on drums.