Great sax player appearing in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 14:53 09 November 2014 | UPDATED: 15:07 09 November 2014

Dave O'Higgins

Dave O'Higgins

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One of the country’s finest modern jazz sax players makes a welcome return to Welwyn Garden City this evening.

Dave O’Higgins and his quartet will play Herts Jazz Club at the Hawthorne Theatre complex, at Campus West, on Sunday from 7.30pm.

Dave’s powerful, driving style has been a feature of the scene since the early 80s, winning him multiple awards, including two British Jazz Awards.

He is a popular and well-known figure on the international jazz circuit, having recorded 13 albums as leader with various line-ups.

Dave cut his teeth with NYJO, Cleo Laine, Roadside Picnic and Mezzoforte and went on to work with Jim Mullen, Ray Charles, Martin Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, Stan Tracey, Ronnie Scott’s Allstars and the BBC Big Band to name only a few.

He teaches saxophone, harmony and improvisation at the London Centre for Contemporary Music and also runs a studio which specialises in recording live small jazz ensembles.

Joining him at Herts Jazz’s new home in Screen 2 at the Garden City Cinema will be Tom Cawley on piano, Geoff Gascoyne on bass and Sebastiaan de Krom on drums.

Advance tickets cost £3 students, £8 members, £10 concessions and £11 full.

Walk-ups on the night are £5 students, £9 members, £12 concessions and £13 full.

Book online at www.hertsjazz.co.uk/currentseason.html

* Baltimore-based pianist Lafayette Gilchrist is due to play Herts Jazz on Sunday, November 16. More on this gig in next week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.


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