Dan Higgins first distinguished himself as an outstanding saxophonist while attending University of North Texas 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, Higgins 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. Higgins was a part of the Barbra Streisand New Year's Eve Concerts 1994 and 1999 and the following U.S. tours. To learn more about Dan Higgins, visit danhiggins.net