SummerFest 2021 – Patience Higgins Quartet

If you like your jazz uptempo and overflowing with vitality, look no farther. Patience is a cooking, muscular-toned tenorman somewhere between Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins—a musician great enough to have toured with Ellington, David Murray and Stevie Wonder. Add in the excitement of star guests and the high-energy enthusiasm of a packed house. Smoking guest solos by James Zollar on trumpet, Kiane Zawadi on ’bone, Hamiet Bluiett on bari and Leopaldo Fleming on congas helped make it one of the quartet’s greatest nights. Hear why this band’s been packing ’em in Harlem every week for six years. The special magic of the night lit up CMJ; they raved, “…the most energetic jazz jam since the Kansas City soundtrack…captures the enthusiasm and the excitement.