Live from Crown with the Sean Higgins Organ Trio
July 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JazzArts Charlotte introduces this virtual live music series with the Sean Higgins Trio, playing a jazz twist featuring organ.
Tune in to Keep Jazz A-Live-Streaming, Live from Crown, to hear local jazz musicians performing live, straight to your living room via Facebook Live. Our interactive performances are the perfect way for you to enjoy the music, until we are able to meet again in person. Thank you to Crown Station for serving as our virtual performance venue.
Watch on Facebook Live.
Sean Higgins, organ
Mike Gudbaur, bass
John Spurrier, drums
Donations and tips appreciated. Enjoy the healing power of music! If you have the means, proceeds to JazzArts Charlotte benefit the musicians and infrastructure that keep jazz alive in our community. Holding an event isn’t free, even if the audience cannot attend in person.
A jazz organ trio typically consists of a Hammond organ player, a drummer, and either a guitarist or saxophone player. Popular at clubs in the 1950s and 1960s, they performed soul jazz, a groove-infused style of blues, gospel, R&B, and more recently jazz-rock fusion and jamband.
The versatility of the jazz organ can play several roles, from basslines on the pedal, to chords (“comping”), to lead melodic lines and solos.
Jazztimes gives us a top 10 list, in case you ears want to study up for this Thursday. https://jazztimes.com/features/lists/jazztimes-10-classic-organ-jazz-albums/
Sean Higgins, pianist and composer, is an international touring and recording artist acting as a musical ambassador to audiences worldwide. While classically trained; his own group offers a modern take on the jazz trio configuration. Higgins enjoys exploring many musical genres and has played keyboards in many commercial settings such as R&B, pop, and fusion.
Higgins has opened for Dave Holland, Fourplay, Joe Lovano, Talib Kweli, Ryan Cohen, and Stefon Harris and Blackout. He has enjoyed lengthy tours through the Middle East, Russia, Japan and China, where me met his now wife. Sean has played NYC clubs such as The Jazz Standard, Smoke, Dizzy’s, Lenox Lounge, and more.
JazzArts Charlotte is proud to have Sean Higgins as both a performer in the JAZZ ROOM and instructor for JazzArts Academy. Sean has continued to actively engaged audiences and students across past several months, and recently shared with JazzArts Charlotte virtually through Conversations with Curtis.
You can find Sean Higgins Jr. at SeanHiggins.net, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. Look for his 3 CDs: The New Thoughts, Three Year’s Stories, and latest Shanghai Decade.