Here is one fellow named Bill that is not going to let anyone call him Billy, with a pair of drumsticks in his hand to back him up. Otherwise, this Bill Higgins would be known as Billy Higgins and the last thing the jazz world needs is another drummer named Billy Higgins. The jazz scene in Michigan, on the other hand, is always in need of another skilled drummer, no matter what his name might be. This is where Bill Higgins comes in, his timing as impeccable as it has been throughout his close association with the band Bop Culture. Higgins holds down the drum chair in this ensemble that features trumpet backed with a rhythm section. Bop Culture has been a regular part of the Ann Arbor live music scene since the late '90s.
Higgins has utilized other talents getting this band across. His fingerprints as a designer, artist and photographer are all over the group's debut CD, released in 2002. The drummer has also played on the nearby Detroit scene in the company of improvisational artists such as trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, trombonist John Robertson, pianist and composer Scott Gwinnell and the bassist Chuck Bartels.