From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Higgins, Norman

(born: 1941  -  died: 2007) 

Norman Higgins, born in Lexington, KY, was a graduate of old Dunbar High School. He was employed at Southland Printing and Publishing, where he ran the printing press. He also raced cars and received many awards for his car racing, Higgins was also well-known as an exceptional drummer. He played all over Kentucky and the U.S. with greats such as Roland Kirk, Billy Preston, Sonny Stitt, and Kentucky native, Les McCann. Higgins was also part of the Lexington Jazz Project's original lineup. For more see J. Hewlett, "Norman Higgins jazz drummer dies," Lexington Herald-Leader, 01/05/2007, City/Region section, p. B4.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Entry: McCann, Les
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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