Patience Higgins is a multi-reed player has toured and recorded with many incredible artists including The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Count Basie Band, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Savion Glover, Pointer Sisters, Barry Harris, Jimmy Scott, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Muhal Richard Abrams, Charles Tolliver, T.S.Monk, Venesa Rubin and the Sugar Hill Quartet.
Broadway shows: Dreamgirls, The Wiz, Chicago, Ave Q, Black & Blue, Jelly’s Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies, Shuffle Along and Hair.
Movie Soundtracks: Cotton Club, School Daze, Jungle Fever, Passover, Awakenings, Baby Boy, Soul to Soul and August Rush.
Patience Higgins is Professor of Woodwinds at The New School & Jazzmobile.
Patience performed with Lionel Hampton from 1988 to 1992.