Mood Indigo Events presents...
Thursday 17 September 2020
Tickets: £13 via website, £16 on the door
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this concert has, reluctantly, been cancelled. We will strive to reschedule these artists. Ticketholders will be contacted directly by Mood Indigo Events.
“O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.”
Dave O’Higgins’ tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable, with a clear sense of melodic development and adventure. A popular performer with the public, with an excellent sense of pacing and presentation, he has a wide palette from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. He has relentlessly pursued artistic and sonic exploration and development with a deep respect for the tradition of the music.
Dave’s 21st album recording as leader is a collaboration with young guitar firebrand, Rob Luft, and is out now on the Ubuntu Music label (O’Higgins & Luft Play Monk & Trane- see DISCOGRAPHY). There is a 40-date tour set for the autumn with this thrilling new band, with Rod Youngs on drums and Scott Flanigan on organ.
Dave is a highly regarded educator at the London College of Contemporary Media, where he is the Jazz Pathway Leader.
He also runs a small specialist jazz recording studio (JVG), in search of the optimum way of recording jazz musicians through a combination of old techniques (á la Rudy Van Gelder) and newer innovations.
Dave has worked with some of the world’s finest musicans, including: Joey Calderazzo, Joe Locke, Dave Kikowski, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart, Max Ionata, Phil Dwyer, Adam Nussbaum, Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, Jimmy Smith, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Kurt Elling, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Gomez, Billy Childs, Abdullah Ibrahim, Chico Chagas, Stephane Grappelli, Michel Legrand. He has released 20 CDs as leader to date. He also wrote and produced the last Matt Bianco album, “Gravity”.
Terence Collie has developed enormous respect as a jazz pianist able to cross all styles while retaining a strong personal identity. He is currently running and playing at many successful jazz nights in south west London featuring top line jazz artists as well as performing regularly at some of the best jazz venues in the South of England.
“Sadler’s playing is tight, powerful and positive—and a perfect complement for Serra’s vocals. Even when Sadler plays slowly and sparingly, as he does on “Walking Wounded” and “This Bird Has Flown,” – he’s an emphatic presence.”
Richard Sadler moved to London in 1989, giving himself five years to succeed or fail as a musician… Since then he played regularly across all genres – jazz, pop, blues…even country! He continues to work as a musician, composer and sound engineer.
He was a founding member of the Neil Cowley Trio and recorded the first three albums and toured extensively with the trio, contributing to the writing and arranging. In 2006, they were presented with a ‘BBC jazz award’ and even made it to ‘Later with Jools Holland’ on the BBC!
He has worked as a studio session musician (e.g. Ray Davies (Kinks), Paul Weller and Tom Jones).
As a jazz musician, he has played and continues to play with many great players. He has played at major festivals in the UK (Glastonbury, The Big Chill, London Jazz Festival etc) He has played in major venues in UK from Queen Elizabeth Hall to Ronnie Scott’s.
He has played at jazz clubs and festivals in USA (Rochester, New York), Canada (Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto), Australia (Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne), New Zealand (Auckland, Queenstown) Thailand, most of Europe.
Mood Indigo Events are run by Kingston-based vocalist Janet McCunn and Hampton-based pianist Terence Collie combining their efforts to bring great jazz music to SW London and beyond. This is all done without funding and is reliant solely on your continued support in attendance at our events.