The SUJC very warmly welcome the PAUL HIGGS QUARTET
Paul Higgs – Trumpet, Gabriel Keen - Piano, Alex Keen Bass, Josh Law – Drums
A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ
Paul Higgs presents a delightful musical tour of the history of jazz, playing hits by the legendary greats- Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and Miles Davis amongst others. Taking you through the styles of New Orleans, swing and be-bop, through cool jazz, modal and Latin, Paul gives an outstanding performance.
“Paul Higgs displays a gorgeous tone, unflagging inspiration, stylistic cognisance at its most perceptive and enviably faultless chops to boot!”
Digby Fairweather: BBC presenter (Radio 2 & 3), and jazz trumpeter
“Paul is the most versatile musician I’ve ever met. He seems to ‘get’ music the way other people breathe.”
Matthew Scott, Head of Music, National Theatre
*** Biography ***
Paul Higgs is renowned as one of the UK’s leading trumpet players and composers.
Paul’s musical career has been prolific, as his biography will testify. He is sought after as a versatile composer and performer in the varied world of theatre, film, TV, gigs and concerts.
His rich imagination allows him to place himself anywhere on the musical spectrum to create the right mood - tense danger, dreamy romance, or futuristic funk. His understanding of musical genres and composition, coupled with his exceptional skills as a performer ensure that he is very much in demand.
Blending the traditions of classical and jazz, he has the rare ability to capture the most elusive of dreams in his music, expressing subtle emotions and bold exciting energy with equal ease. Melodies soar and float, while rich harmonies create shadows and depths beneath.
Paul has had an extensive musical career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. He was a Musical Director for many years for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.
He has performed with luminaries including Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Nancy Wilson and Shorty Rodgers. Paul has also performed in major concert venues around the world, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Schubert Theatre (USA), Berlin Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s.
SUJC Every Wednesday - keeping GREAT music LIVE!
Doors open 7pm - seating is unallocated and supplied on a first come first served basis - on busy nights, we advise to get to the SUJC for 7pm.
Delicious hot food available until 9pm.
Well stocked bar serving hot and cold beverages.
Weekly raffle to support the running of the SUJC.
Huge free car park.
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