Dave O'Higgins

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Dave O'Higgins
Born Birmingham
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) saxophonist
Years active 1980s to Present
Website http://www.daveohiggins.com

Dave O'Higgins (b. 1 Sept 1964)[1] is a British jazz saxophonist.

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]

O'Higgins performs as a sideman, as the leader of the Dave O'Higgins Quartet and as part of Most Wanted, with trumpeter Graeme Flowers and trombonist Barnaby Dickinson. He is currently Professor of Saxophone at Leeds College of Music and Goldsmiths College.[4]

O'Higgins was the busking saxophone player on the second Mr Bean episode ("The Return of Mr. Bean") - accompanying Bean as he performed a dance routine to earn money to pay the busker.


Solo and as leader[edit]

  • All Good Things
  • Beats Working For A Living
  • Under The Stone
  • The Secret Ingredient
  • The Grinder’s Monkey
  • Big Shake Up by Dave O’Higgins’ Biggish Band
  • Fast Foot Shuffle

As sideman[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian News & Media). 1 Sep 2014. p. 29. 
  2. ^ Fordham, john (2008-02-22). "Jazz CD: Dave O'Higgins Quartet/Quintet, In the Zone". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ "The JP Trio plus Dave O'Higgins Most Wanted". Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Biography". www.daveohiggins.com. Retrieved 2008-04-15.