Available until 22/01/21, Online Event music
Tune in to catch these two giants of the UK jazz scene from the comfort of your own home!
Pianist Graham Harvey comes together with saxophonist Dave O'Higgins to perform a full set of duo material for the Stamford and Guildhall Arts Centre's online audiences.
Recorded at Dave's own home studio, this show will feature intimate explorations of popular jazz repertoire as well as a few items which may be new to your ears. Tune in to catch these two giants of the UK jazz scene from the comfort of your own home!
Graham Harvey (piano):
Graduated from the University of Denver in 1989. He has performed all around the world from Ronnie Scott's in London to Birdland in New York and the Wiener Musikverein. He has performed and recorded with many artists, including George Benson, Aretha Franklin, The BBC Big Band, Gregory Porter and Sir Cliff Richard. As the Musical Director for acclaimed acid jazz band Incognito for 10 years he was a credited writer. In 2006 he became the pianist for American Jazz Singer Stacey Kent and appeared on all of her subsequent albums, including the Grammy nominated 'Breakfast On The Morning Tram'. Since 2016 he has been a faculty member of the LCCM, as Module Leader for Jazz Performance and Harmony.
Dave O’Higgins (saxophone):
Has 22 albums as leader to his credit. In 2017 made 34-date UK Tour with the Dave O'Higgins Quartet , promoting “It’s Alway 9:30 in Zog” which was nominated best CD (British Jazz Awards) & also in 2017 DOH nominated best tenor saxophonist. In 2019 undertook 40-date tour with O’Higgins & Luft. O’H&L nominated best band in 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
As a highly regarded educator at the London College of Contemporary Media, he is the Jazz Pathway Leader. Dave currently performs with the Harvey / O’Higgins Project, O’Higgins & Luft, the Darius Brubeck Quartet, and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Also worked with Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra, Joey Calderazzo, Joe Locke, Dave Kikowski, Eric Alexander, Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, Jimmy Smith, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Kurt Elling, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Gomez, Billy Childs, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Stephane Grappelli. Wrote and produced the 2017 Matt Bianco album, “Gravity”.