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Steve Higgins to be on ‘Falling For You – Music of the Heart!’

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner - Sunday Gleaner Writer
Steve Higgins

Pelham, NY:

As part of the Signature Society’s mission to promote Brand Jamaica and ‘the islands’ culture in the Jamaican diaspora New York, the organisation has put together an impressive showcase billed ‘Showtime,’ at the Manor Club in Pelham, New York, on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The event will be headlined by Jamaica-born, Florida-based singer-songwriter Steve Higgins and friends Dahlia Wynter (lyric soprano) and April Marr (mezzo-soprano) with their musical concert ‘Falling For You – Music of the Heart!’. The show is part of their 2019 concert series, which is currently touring the Caribbean and parts of the United States.

The tour will continue in the United Kingdom, where Higgins will perform at the Association of Jamaican Nationals Heroes Gala Awards Banquet at Aston Villa in Birmingham before heading to Scotland for a performance at the historic Rosslyn Chapel (of DaVinci Code fame, built in the mid-15th century) and the St Cecelia’s Hall, Edinburgh, built in 1763.

“Steve Higgins is a successful son of the soil with impressive credentials,” Signature Society executive Ann Mair told The Sunday Gleaner.

Sings for the queen

In 2016, Higgins was invited by the Birmingham Commonwealth Association to perform at a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her 90th birthday. He has sung across North America, the Caribbean, and Europe and has recorded three solo albums. He has had leading roles in theatre musical productions such as Sweeny Todd, Pepper, A Little Night Music, and My Fair Lady. He has also sung at New York Mets baseball games.

In 2012, the Jamaican consulate in Miami presented Higgins with an Honour Roll Certificate for being a ‘change maker’ in the South Florida diaspora community. In 2013, the Jamaica, Ministry of Culture awarded him a certificate of appreciation.

The esteemed vocalist has directed many singing groups, including the 50-voice South Florida Caribbean Chorale, for which he is the founding director. He is certified by the Associate Boards of the Royal School of Music (Voice). He has also acted in many television productions, his most notable role being that of a barrister in the popular Going To Extremes.

“I am excited about this new venture we have undertaken in Westchester. It’s part of our mission to promote Jamaican culture and folklore in the diaspora. It promises to be an elegant Jamaican-themed event in a beautiful theatre setting with multitalented song stylist Steve Higgins,” Mair noted.