Niko Higgins, World Jazz at CHS Oct. 10

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Niko Higgins, world jazz musician and composer, comes to Columbia High School's auditorium on Oct. 10, 2014.

Niko Higgins, world jazz musician and composer, comes to Columbia High School's auditorium on Oct. 10, 2014.

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School will be hosting “An Evening of World Jazz: Celebrating People and Their Art,” on Friday evening, October 10 at the Columbia High School Auditorium.

The event features Niko Higgins, a saxophonist, composer and ethnomusicologist, who holds a Ph.D from Columbia University. Higgins received a 2006-2007 Fulbright Hays DDRA fellowship for his ethnographic fieldwork on fusion. He is the leader of the Niko Higgins Ensemble, which has released two CDs.

The event takes place from 7-9 p.m. It is free.

According to a release from the Adult School, World Jazz is a musical fusion that combines South Indian classical music and elements from rock, western jazz and world music.

Call 973-378-7620 to reserve tickets.

This is the first of a series of presentations that celebrate artists and their work with a focus on ethnomusicology. The series is a new collaboration of the Marshood Family Foundation and The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School.

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