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Cult TV Jazz Themes By Paul Higgs At The Table Café

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Join us for an evening of food, drink and jazz as trumpeter, Paul Higgs plays classic cult TV jazz tunes.

In this show, Paul Higgs presents an evening of cult TV jazz themes, including Spider-Man, Star Trek, Pink Panther and Doctor Who. Some of the world’s best jazz composers were commissioned to write these memorable and much loved themes: Neal Hefti, Henry Mancini, Johnny Dankworth, Alexander Courage, and Ron Grainer.

Paul and his band will be playing these all-time cult classics, with some narrative background from Paul.

'Lifts my spirits sky high'
Sarah Ward, Jazz FM

'A superb musician who is extremely popular with artistes and the public alike'
Annie Taylor, Southend Jazz Club

'Delicate, intelligent trumpet of Paul Higgs
Rupert Mallin, Milestones Jazz Club

'A classy emotive musician who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand whatever style he happens to be playing. Hauntingly beautiful'
Valerie O’Doherty, Mill Hill Jazz Club

'I’ve never been sure if I’m a bigger fan of Paul’s playing or his marvellous composing talents as they’re both monumental! A world-class composer and trumpet player'
Digby Fairweather: BBC presenter (Radio 2 and 3) and jazz trumpeter

Paul Higgs – trumpeter and composer

Paul Higgs is renowned as one of the UK’s leading trumpet players and composers.

He has had an extensive musical career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. In the early part of his career he was a leading performer and composer in NYJO, then became a Musical Director for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, where he stayed for many years. He has performed with luminaries including Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Rosemary Clooney, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Nancy Wilson and Shorty Rodgers.

He has performed in major concert venues around the world, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Schubert Theatre (USA), Berlin Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s, and is frequently to be seen performing in jazz clubs around the country.

Gabriel Keen (Piano)

Gabriel Keen was classically trained at Dartington College of Arts and London College of Music. He won second prize in the 5th British Contemporary Piano Competition, and has recently recorded works by contemporary composer Brian Inglis for a CD release. He was resident pianist at Kensington Palace Hotel and plays occasionally at Grosvenor House Hotel.

He has played with Hot Orange Big Band, London Swingfonia and Denmark Street Big Band, and is a member of soul band The Fabulations, classic fusion band The Weatherheads, vintage swing band Radio Nights Orchestra, 10-piece jazz band Little Big Horn, the Bee Ororo band, and one of the current line-ups of the 80s pop band, Imagination featuring Errol Kennedy. He is an accompanist for jazz, pop and opera singing classes at the City Lit in London.

Alex Keen (Double Bass)

Alex has worked with numerous jazz, soul, blues, pop and world music line ups, backing artists such as Don Rendell, Jim Mullen, Eddi Reader, Dave Cliff, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Duffy Power, Alan Skidmore, Tim Whitehead and Theo Travis. Alex studied bass with Jeff Clyne, and accompanied George Shearing on the South Bank show.

The Keen\Osgerby Trio plays the compositions of Alex and his brother Gabriel. Their new CD features Gabriel's multi layered keyboards and the fiery drumming of Chris Osgerby. Alex works with trios led by pianists Frances Knight, and Philip Clouts. He also plays with Klezmania, featuring Chris Haigh on violin, and Mazaika, led by virtuoso QuecumBar jam regulars Sarah Harrison and Igor Outkine, playing Russian songs and gypsy music.

Jeff Lardner

When it comes to professional drummers in the UK, there are a only a tiny handful genuinely capable of excelling in such a wide diversity of styles as Jeff Lardner. This is evinced by the roll-call of stars queueing to engage his talents. Pop legends such as Van Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Joss Stone and Mark Knopfler. Jazz and Soul stars Georgie Fame, Natalie Cole, Helen Shapiro and the Three Degrees. Orchestral performances with the Bournemouth Symphony, the London Concert and the BBC Big Band in venues from Birmingham Symphony Hall to the London Palladium. After touring with Jeff national treasure Alexander Armstrong described him as “A miracle of taste, sensitivity and with matchless time”, nicknaming him “the constant Lardner”.

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