Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-04-18

Samford's Jazz Ensemble will perform with Grammy Award-winning composer and performer Mace Hibbard, saxophone, this Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. The concert is free-of-charge and open to the public.

"Mace is one of the most exciting young saxophonists on the scene today and is a fantastic educator and performer," said Samford Director of Jazz Studies Cameron "Chip" Crotts.

In addition to the Jazz Ensemble concert, Hibbard will lead a masterclass for Samford students and other interested performers Thursday afternoon from 1:45-3:20 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

Sonny Harris, drums, also will perform as a guest at the Jazz Ensemble concert Thursday evening.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.