Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins was a member of NYJO from 1983 to 86. Dave is a very prolific musician, with 18 albums released to his name since 1993. Much of this material has been original compositions and arrangements, with lineups from small groups to big bands, both acoustic and electric. In his early career he worked with such jazz heavy-wights as John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, as well as Icelandic jazz-funk band Mezzoforte.
As well as solo projects, Dave is a busy guest soloist across the globe, runs a small jazz recording studio, and is Head of Jazz at LCCM.
Dave has worked with the following artists: 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.”
“O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.”