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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.