Glen Higgins of Cold Duck breaks into a saxophone solo during the band's set on Sunday at the Riverdale Park Bandshell.
Concert fans played the odds that the rain would hold off for the band playing in the Concerts in the Park series sponsored by Mattamy Homes. Cold Duck did not disappoint, playing a set filled with rock, blues, and even a James Brown song thrown in for good measure.
This coming Sunday features the Tony Greystone Band.
Shows take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Riverdale Park bandshell on King Street North.
Starting Aug. 10 the concerts run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The lineup for second half of the summer starts with Back Trax Aug 10. Cellar Doors Aug. 17, the Trilytes Aug. 24, Keith Oliver Aug. 31 and Risque Sept. 7.
"As I journey through this voyage of life, going through several character transformations along the way; I set my sights "Homeward", only to find the 'real' me!"
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I'm always looking for new avenues
Band History:
GLENN HIGGINS

Glenn Higgins, saxophonist/vocalist, is a Guelph (Ontario, Canada) native who has found success with a number of bands both in Canada and in the United States.

He plays the Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxophones, and sings,lead vocals. Glenn has studied privately with George Hamilton, Bob Black, Don Singular and with “Downbeat magazine’s” award winning saxophonist,
Lee Konitz.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Glenn is in demand as a sought-after saxman and vocalist. He has performed with such legendary groups as “The Temptations”, “Sam and Dave”, “The Drifters”, “Crowbar” and “Illustration”. “Illustration” was a ten piece Jazz/Rock group featured in the Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970’s, as competing with Blood Sweat and Tears and Chicago. Glenn was also featured on the recording “Pearly Gates of Heaven” for the vocalist Dan Clancy from the three times Juno Award Winning group “Lighthouse”. He is also the featured saxophone soloist on Teenage Head’s, Jack Pedlar’s CD which has reached the top ten across Canada. You will also hear Glenn perform on the Juno Award winning recording “I Got Nothing to Call My Own” by Jerry Ducette.

Since the 1960’s, Glenn has been highly applauded for his saxophone performances in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico with bands such as “The Good Sheppards (Toronto), Maxima Show Band (Fort Lauderdale), Corky’s Latin Combo (San Juan), Illustration (New York city), Manmade (Montreal), Grant Smith & the Power (Toronto), George Oliver (Toronto) and Powerhouse (a Chicago Tribute Band). Glenn also performed with the “Ex Chairman of the Board” (Gimme Just a Little More Time), Harrison Kennedy & the Hurricanes.

Wanting to expand his horizons, Glenn returned to school to become a medic. After working as a paramedic for 15 years, he retired due to injuries incurred on the job. Thereafter, he picked up his musical hobby, discovered he had a voice which grabbled audiences and decided to work on a CD. The result “Homeward” showcases his voice and his captivating performances on the Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxophones. His unique voice and emotional performances will leave you wanting for more.


CD: HOMEWARD

Glenn’s relationship with producer “Georgie Fab” began in 2002 when he “nailed” the sax solo for Dan Clancy’s “Pearly Gates of Heaven”. Georgie (not his real name) persuaded Glenn to record his CD “Homeward” at his studio. Glenn used top-flight jazz musicians including Frank DiFelice (drums), Dave Field (Bass), Richard Whitehouse (piano), Geoff Quinn (keyboards, strings), John Marmora (organ), and a brilliant arranger, Tim Johns. Consistency is evident in the performance, the energy and, most of all, the specific individual style, of each tune.

Since its release, the album “Homeward” is already being talked about as a Juno Award Nominee for 2004. It consists of six original songs and five cover tunes. A variety of jazz, latin, soul and swing melodies make up his repertoire, including his original “Homeward” (writers: Ranger, Higgins).

Glenn has made a commitment, with his sterling band, to give his audience the best performance possible in his future national and international tours.

This work deserves considerable credit for Glenn Higgins not afraid to follow his own muse.
Rolling Stone Article