1 September 1964: Birthday of Dave O’Higgins, English jazz saxophonist (Source)

Dave O’Higgins general image 2017 (Source)

Dave O’Higgins (born 1 September 1964) is an English jazz[1] saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator and latterly recording engineer and producer.

Born in Birmingham, O’Higgins first emerged on the British jazz scene in the 1980s.[2] After playing in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra for three years O’Higgins joined the band of Jim Mullen before moving on to Martin Taylor‘s band.[3]

His influences are drawn from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. His current project is The Dave O’Higgins Quartet with Sebastiaan de Krom (drums), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Graham Harvey (piano). He also plays, tours and writes with Matt Bianco. (Source)

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