Dave O’Higgins and Rob Luft are leading British jazz musicians from two different generations. Whilst O’Higgins has been a cornerstone of the scene since the 1990’s as a prolific bandleader and multi-instrumentalist, Luft rose to prominence more recently after receiving critical acclaim for his 2017 debut, ‘Riser.’ Together, the unlikely duo bring forth a dynamic and ambitious marriage of jazz across the ages – past, present and future.
Their latest endeavour is modern jazz in the African-American tradition, clearly coming from the Monk and Trane lineage, but not bound to emulating it. You will hear Luft easily morphing Wes Montgomery with Bill Frisell, adding his own trademark soundscapes and world influences, while O’Higgins’ emotive melodies evoke Dexter Gordon, Trane, Joe Henderson and Brecker; with a melodic logic of his own.
In addition to these extremely talented co-leaders, the band includes an all-star rhythm section consisting of Ross Stanley (Piano), Misha Mullov-Abbado (Bass) and Rod Youngs (Drums).
Presented by Jazzata
Unreserved seated event
All ages: (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
Start time: 20.15
“O’Higgins and Luft solo with inventiveness and imagination and wear their versatility lightly, their fluency sounds effortless and entirely natural.”
Bristol Beacon Foyer
Getting to the venue
Location: Bristol Beacon Foyer is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.
Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.
The foyer has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.
There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.