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Renowned trumpeter offers Miles Davis vibes at next jazz club gig

Trumpeter Paul Higgs returns to Pangbourne Jazz Club with his Shades of Miles show on Sunday, July 7 (7.30pm).

Paul Higgs
Paul Higgs

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’ music. 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.

A highly accomplished and respected trumpet player with an impressive career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre, Paul was a musical director for many years for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

He has established himself as a versatile musician, equally at home playing jazz, classical, or contemporary music.

His exceptional talent has seen him perform in major venues around the world, including the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, and the Berlin Concert Hall. He has performed with luminaries including Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Nancy Wilson and Shorty Rodgers.

​Paul is also greatly sought-after as a solo performer and has released a number of critically acclaimed albums. He is known for his unique and expressive style of playing, which seamlessly blends virtuosic playing with emotion and soul.

Wherever he is performing, his music is always captivating, leaving audiences spellbound.

Paul Higgs is a true master of his craft.

Backed by the Pangbourne Jazz Club Rhythm Section
Jim Pollard (piano)
Rob Levy (double bass)
Terry Hutchins (guitar)
Brian Greene (drums)

PJC is a monthly jazz club, founded by Keith Howard and Terry Hutchins in 2016. They say: “We have great guest artists from all over the UK, bringing the Best of the British Jazz scene on the first Sunday of each month and from 2024 its every month - January through to Decemberr inclusively. The club has a great atmosphere, great audience and great guests - please come down and enjoy the company and the Jazz. You will be made very welcome!”

Pangbourne Jazz Club, Rosewood Hall, 1 Whitchurch Rd, Pangbourne RG8 7BS.

Tickets £12.50.

Visit https://www.pangbournejazzclub.com for more details.

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