Saxophone and woodwind recording artist
Los Angeles, CA
BA Music, University of North Texas |
DAN HIGGINS first distinguished himself as an outstanding saxophonist while attending University of North Texas. He played lead alto in the 1 o’clock lab band and can be heard on Lab 76 and Lab 77. He taught both saxophone and improvisation and was a member of the 1976 State Department tour to Russia. Dan also was a recent guest at the University of North Texas lecture series and played in the Alumni All-Star Reunion Band.
Dan has worked with bands and jazz artists such as Phil Woods, Louis Bellson, Dave Grusin, Eddie Daniels, Tom Harrell, Gerry Mulligan, Stanley Clarke, Artura Sandoval and George Duke. As a member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin big band, Dan recorded two albums and toured Europe and Japan. He can be heard on jazz albums with Quincy Jones, Bill Watrous, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Bergeron, Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin’s Phat Band, Diane Schurr and Pat Williams. Dan was a part of the Barbra Streisand New Year’s Eve Concerts 1994 and 1999 and the following U.S. tours.