Download this event for iCal

Paul Higgs presents ‘Shades of Miles’

Venue: Culford Room at Cadogan Hall

Performers

Paul Higgs
trumpet
Chris Ingham
piano
George Double
drums
Jerome Davies
bass

Ace trumpeter Paul Higgs plays with a sublime tone and breathtaking technique. He has performed with Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Peggy Lee and Nancy Wilson. He has also performed in major concert venues around the world, and receives standing ovations on a regular basis.

Paul is renowned for his magical sound and exceptional skill. His great sensitivity, high energy and his own skill as a composer make him a superb proponent of Miles Davis’s music. Playing with Paul are the outstanding trio Chris Ingham (piano), George Double (drums), and Jerome Davies (bass).

Miles Davis, the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, was at the forefront of several major innovations in jazz from the mid ’40s to the early ’90s – bebop, cool, hard bop, modal, jazz funk and jazz fusion. Paul plays well-known favourites from these styles as well as some less familiar gems.

“I’ve never been sure if I’m a bigger fan of Paul’s trumpet playing or his marvellous composing talents as they’re both monumental! Paul Higgs is a world-class composer and trumpet player.”
Digby Fairweather, Presenter, BBC Radio 2 and 3, and jazz trumpeter

“Paul is a classy emotive musician who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand whatever style he happens to be playing in. His trumpet playing is hauntingly beautiful.”
Val O’Doherty, proprietor of Mill Hill Jazz Club

“He is a superb musician who is extremely popular with artistes and the public alike. As well as being an exceptional trumpet player he is also a lovely man!”
Ann Taylor, proprietor of Southend Jazz Club

Part of Out to Lunch 2017

Doolally Tap

The first in our FREE Out to Lunch lunchtime jazz series, Doolally Tap perform a heady hot jazz mix of rambunctious rags, swinging blues and gorgeous melodies from the 1920s.

Geoff Simkins / Nikki Iles / Dave Green Trio

The ace trio of Geoff Simkins, saxophone, Nikki Iles, piano, and Dave Green, bass, plays material from its new CD In a Quiet Way.

Alex Curtis Quartet

Formed in January 2016, the Quartet features Alex Curtis on piano, Jon Shenoy on saxophones, Sophie Alloway on drums and Dave O'Brien on bass/synths. This group of friends had played together in...

The Man Overboard Quintet

The Man Overboard Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry...

Theo Jackson Quartet (feat. Andy Davies) plays Chet Baker

Theo and Andy have both made their own significant mark on the UK jazz scene. Today they appear together for the first time in celebration of a mutual idol, Chet Baker. Baker's inimitable 'West...

Chris Ingham Quartet: the Jazz of Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore, beloved comic actor, we all know about. ​ Perhaps fewer know about Dudley Moore, pianist — the virtuoso brilliantly exploiting the stylistic possibilities gifted to him by Errol...

Matt Ridley Quartet

'One of Britain's very finest contemporary quartets' (Jazz Views). The quartet's music takes the listener on an absorbing journey, which effectively marries the exhilaration of jazz improvisation...

Gareth Williams & Trish Clowes

Gareth Williams and Trish Clowes have developed a repertoire of beloved jazz standards mixed with their own compositions over the last few years, performing at venues and festivals across the UK and...

Gabriel Latchin Trio

A newcomer to the British jazz scene, Gabriel Latchin is fast becoming recognised as one of the country's leading pianists. His hard-swinging, adventurous approach often draws comparisons to his many...

Paul Richards Trio

With exceptional musicianship, staggering interplay and fresh, unexpected arrangements this is a group that manages brilliantly to fuse latin, classical, jazz and samba into a thrilling musical...

Allison Neale Quartet

American born altoist Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity. As a strong advocate of the melodic West...

Deelee Dubé

“Sarah Vaughan meets Jimi Hendrix..." Born and raised in London, and with music in her genes, Deelee's music can be described as a mix of blues, folk and soul and jazz. Her vocal delivery is one...

Satori

Satori is a brand new trio from Perrier award-winning saxophonist Josephine Davies whose choice of a chord-less line-up features open and playful compositions with plenty of space for improvisation....

Concert Duration:
approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)
Admission Free

Ticket Information *

* All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See Booking Information for details, payment methods and delivery options.

View Seating Plan Further Ticket Info