Dave O'Higgins is a British jazz saxophonist.
Born in Birmingham, O'Higgins first emerged on the British jazz scene in the 1980s. 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.
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.
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
- 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