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ABAC Performance Series Spotlights Alto Saxophonist Tim Green April 19

TIFTON— Alto Saxophonist Tim Green will perform on April 19 at 7 p.m. in Howard Auditorium on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in the final event of the 2017-2018 ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series.

Space is limited for this performance, and the event is expected to be a complete sellout. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 each for students under 18 years of age. Interested persons are encouraged to call the ABAC ticket line at 229-391-4895 to preorder tickets.

Green has emerged as a powerful new voice, blending deftly-swinging hard bop, fluid modernity, and soulful gospel. Called “a player to watch” by “JazzTimes,” Green seized the attention of the jazz community with his second-place finish in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. In 2012 he released his album, “Songs from This Season,” on his own True Melody Music label.

Green will be the featured soloist on stage with the ABAC Jazz Ensemble for the performance series event. The ABAC Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Thomas Heflin, assistant professor of jazz.

Green’s performance will culminate the annual ABAC Jazz Festival, which involves high school jazz bands from across the state in mini-concerts all day long on the ABAC campus. Sponsored by the ABAC Department of Fine Arts and the ABAC Arts Connection, the Jazz Festival promotes jazz and jazz education in South Georgia.

The ABAC Jazz Ensemble has performed throughout the Southeastern United States, Mexico and Europe, including performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam and two World Fairs. The ensemble has also performed in Atlanta at the opening of the Olympic Games and the Governor’s Art Awards Ceremonies.

The ABAC musicians have also been featured in theme parks such as Disney World, EPCOT, Sea World, and Six Flags over Georgia, as well as a variety of festivals throughout the region.

ABAC Presents! is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

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