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 playing in the 1 o'clock lab band in 1976 and 1977. He taught both saxophone and improvisation and was a member of the 1976 State Department tour to Russia. 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, 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.
a Los Angeles based professional Dan has recorded with such noted artists
as Ray Charles, Queen Latifa, Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin,
Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra, Phil Collins, Jose Feliciano, Cher,
Natalie Cole, Randy Newman, Babyface, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera,
Kenny Loggins, Ringo Starr, Al Jarreau and Clint Black.