Woolpit Festival is delighted to welcome back Paul Higgs, who played in last year’s festival with the Chris Ingham Quartet, ‘Celebrating Hoagy’. Pavane has been described by one reviewer as ’a gently atmospheric melange of classical, jazz and new age vignettes’. The work in eleven sections, combines plainsong trumpet melodies with cello countermelodies and classical guitar broodings. Pavane escorts the listener to a softly lit secluded space, with music to salve the mind and body.
Paul Higgs is renowned as one of this country’s leading trumpet players and composers. Blending the traditions of classical and jazz he has the rare ability to capture the most elusive of dreams in his music, expressing subtle emotions and bold exciting energy with equal ease.
Paul’s musical career includes composing, performing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. He was for many years musical director for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Paul has performed with Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams and Shorty Rodgers. He has appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, the Berlin Concert Hall and the Royal Albert Hall and played jazz at Ronnie Scott’s.
Paul is joined for this evening’s performance by cellist Natalie Rozario, pianist Chris Ingham, drummer George Double, guitarist Andy Watson and double bass player Jerome Davis.
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