Paul Higgs in Concert with Pavane

An evening featuring beautiful and evocative compositions from Paul Higgs’ album, Pavane. An atmospheric meeting between classical and jazz transports the listener into exotic and melodious soundworlds, led by the elegant and seductive sound of Paul’s trumpet. The ensemble is supported by a cello and jazz rhythm section.

Time / date: Saturday, 23rd August, 5.30pm

Location: The Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY

Ticket info: Tickets £10, available online:
or by email:; tel 01892 661906
Special Jazz Festival Supper – 2 course supper package inclusive of event – ticket £25

Info: Part of the Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival 2014, and part of the Jazznights series
Paul’s website:

Paul Higgs is renowned as one of the UK’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. Melodies soar and float, while rich harmonies create shadows and depths beneath.

Paul has had an extensive musical career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. He was a Musical Director for many years for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

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 has also performed in major concert venues around the world, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Schubert Theatre (USA), Berlin Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s.