Graham Harvey featuring Dave O'Higgins
Saturday 27th April 2019 - 9:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
One of the most respected pianists on the scene today Graham Harvey includes an impressive roster of high profile bands on his CV, including George Benson, iconic acid jazz band “Incognito”, the Hamish Stuart Band, the Laurence Cottle Big Band and the BBC Big Band. Currently the featured pianist with Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent, Graham’s fluent and melodic playing has been heard and admired worldwide. Also featured tonight is one of this country’s finest modern jazz sax players, Dave O'Higgins, who has worked with the likes of Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Wayne Shorter and Nancy Wilson. The winner of a multitude of awards, he has produced 19 albums to date of his own solo material and appeared on innumerable sessions and festivals around the world. A composer, arranger, educator and latterly recording engineer and producer, his current projects include work with the internationally renowned Darius Brubeck Quartet. Completing the quartet tonight will be Jeremy Brown (Stacey Kent, BBC Big Band)-bass and a very old friend of the Club, drummer Mark Taylor. A child prodigy, Mark first played as a teenager back in the late 1970's at the old 606 Club (then situated in the Kings Road), before going on to establish himself as one of the UK's leading jazz drummers. After extensive work with visiting US musicians he finally emigrated to the US in the mid 1990's, and has been there ever since. His cv these days is vast, including innumerable performances with established International jazz musicians such as Benny Carter, George Coleman, Joe Henderson, Charles McPherson, Pharoah Sanders, Chet Baker, Randy Brecker, Woody Shaw, Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Mose Allison, Anita O'Day and Jimmy Witherspoon. It's good to welcome him back to the Club tonight in the company of this truly excellent modern jazz quartet.
“Harvey...excellent” Jazzwise; “O'Higgins...one of Britain’s finest musicians” Observer; “O'Higgins…world class player” BBC Music Magazine