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Jazz Saxophonist Mace Hibbard
Plays MJCCA Sunday

2015 June 12
by Susan Asher

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, composer, and educator Mace Hibbard will perform at the MJCCA Sunday, continuing its Jazz at the JCC series.

In 2005, Hibbard began playing with The Derek Trucks Band, and with Soul Stew Revival with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. On select tours for the next five years, he was a featured soloist and horn arranger for the two bands. This union culminated in Hibbard winning a 2010 Grammy Award for his playing and horn arrangements on The Derek Trucks Band’s album “Already Free.”

Hibbard’s compositions and playing can be heard on recordings by Melvin Jones, Yonrico Scott, Ben Tucker, The Joe Gransden Big Band, Jennifer Holliday, Trey Wright, Bryant Thompson, and Marlon Patton. He has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has shared the stage with The Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He is a featured saxophonist/composer on Atlanta Sax Allstars, which will be released by Hotshoe Records and will feature four of Atlanta’s finest saxophonists.

As well as playing sax, Hibbard plays flute and clarinet. He played throughout his teen years with his father – trumpet player Dave Hibbard, who was a staple in the Texas jazz scene. Hibbard has played with The Austin Symphony, singer-songwriter Drew Smith, The Creative Opportunity Orchestra, and The Stingers. In 2008, the Mace Hibbard Quintet was selected to play at the Atlanta Jazz Festival as the winner of the Future of Jazz Competition.

Hibbard has served on the faculty of Georgia State University since 2005 where he’s an instructor of jazz saxophone and improvisation. He was a professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Jacksonville State University from 2003-2010, ande has served as a clinician and soloist at many Universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Hibbard plays Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the MJCCA in the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Ticket Prices: $10 – $15. For information, visit, or call 678.812.4002.                     

Ticket Prices

Member Adult: $10.00
Community Adult: $15.00
Discounts available to students, seniors, and groups.

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