Dan Higgins is an American saxophone and woodwind player. He has worked with such artists as Aerosmith, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Al Jarreau, Maroon 5, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Elton John, Go West, The Temptations, Lionel Richie, Joe Cocker, Lisa Stansfield and Eros Ramazzotti. He has over 300 motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He is also known as the saxophone sound of Bleeding Gums Murphy from The Simpsons. Dan Higgins was born on June 17, 1959 in Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State and is a proud Beaver alum. It is rumored he now works in sales for a company in Texas called Uline. He is often nick named "Higgy-Bear Higgins".