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Wednesday November 15th - Dave O'Higgins Quartet 8.30pm - 11pm

Wednesday November 15th - Dave O'Higgins Quartet 8.30pm - 11pm

£10.00

“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

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Dave O’Higgins - tenor and soprano sax
Rob Barron - piano
Geoff Gascoyne - bass
Sebastiaan de Krom - drums
 
Dave O’Higgins, born 1964 in Birmingham, England to Irish / Mexican father and English mother.
 
Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is one of the most prolific and creative jazz musicians the UK has ever produced, with 18 albums released as leader since 1993. Much of the material has been original compositions and arrangements, with lineups 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.
 
As well as the solo projects, Dave is a busy guest soloist across the globe, runs a small jazz recording studio, and is Head of Jazz at the London College of Contemporary Media.
 
Some of the artists Dave has worked with: Roadside Picnic, Jason Rebello (produced by Wayne Shorter), Joey Calderazzo, Joe Locke, Dave Kikoski, Eddie Gomez, Adam Nussbaum, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Chico Chagas, Jimmy Smith, Ray Charles, Martin Taylor, Jim Mullen, Kyle Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Itchy Fingers, Stan Tracey, BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Eric Alexander, Phil Dwyer, Grant Stewart, Brubecks Play Brubeck, Darius Brubeck Quartet.
 
“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
 
 “His professional presentation was an object lesson to the amateurishness of local players.  His musicianship seemed boundless.  Like his friend Martin Taylor did last year to our guitarists, Dave O’Higgins did to our sax players – gave them new and exciting challenges.  And gave us mere listeners an exceptional night.”
ADELAIDE ADVERTISER, AUSTRALIA
 
“O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.”
The OBSERVER
 
THE DAVE O’HIGGINS QUARTET
 
This quartet plays some of the most swinging music you will hear today. Straight ahead jazz firmly in the harmonic and melodic tradition, played by the finest UK-based jazz musicians at the peak of their distinguished careers. They will be playing a mixture of new originals and standards from the latest recording, “It’s Always 9.30 in Zog” (JVG Productions 2017)
 
Appearing with Dave, are:
 

Geoff Gascoyne on bass: one of the UK's most in demand bass player/composer/arranger/producer/ educators. In a 25 year career he has performed and recorded with Michel Legrand, Georgie Fame, Sting, Van Morrison, Bill Bruford, Peter King, Benny Golson and Jamie Cullum, with whom he was bassist, MD and arranger for 7 years. Geoff has also released 8 CDs as a band leader, produced albums by Jacqui Dankworth and Josh Kyle and teaches at LCCM. Geoff has just released his first iPhone application, Jazz Session Band, a loop based jazz play-along.

Dutch drummer, Sebastiaan de Krom: studied at Berklee School of Music and lives between London & Belgium. He was with Jamie Cullum at the same time as Geoff and there they struck a terrific rapport. He tours with Ray Gelato and is one of the most in demand jazz drummers in Europe.

Pianist Rob Barron : Rob Barron is an accomplished jazz pianist and versatile musician, with wide- ranging playing and recording experience, and a critically acclaimed 2016 albumBenson.

 

Tickets/Tocynnau £10 

Member/Aelodau Jazzland £7.50  - Use discount code MBR at the checkout 

Student/Myfyrwr £5 - Use discount code STU at the checkout

 

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