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‘A Night of Jazz’ at ABAC First Tuesday Concert on November 7

October 24, 2017

The First Tuesday Concert Series performance on Nov. 7 will feature “A Night of Jazz Featuring ABAC Alumni” at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  This concert is open to the public at no charge.

Dr. Thomas Heflin, ABAC Assistant Professor of Jazz, will headline the concert on trumpet.  Heflin directs the much acclaimed ABAC Jazz Ensemble. He will be joined by two ABAC Jazz Ensemble alumni, Kenyon Carter on saxophone and Andrew Hill on trombone.

The rhythm section will be comprised of Mason Margut on piano, Rodney Jordan on bass, and Rowan Cowan on drums.  Current jazz ensemble students will also be included in the performance.  Heflin and company will perform a mixture of jazz standards and originals during the evening’s event.

The First Tuesday series, now in its 16th year, features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year. Dr. Susan Roe, Head of the ABAC Department of Fine Arts, is the First Tuesday Program Director.

Carter is a musician who performs in the Atlanta area; Hill serves as assistant director of bands and jazz ensemble director at Valdosta High School; Jordan is associate professor of jazz studies at Florida State University (FSU); and Margut and Cowan are FSU students and musicians from the Tallahassee area.

For more information on the First Tuesday Concert Series, interested persons can contact Roe at sroe@abac.edu.
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