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Georgia College JazzFest 2012 rocks the university front campus

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April 18, 2012

Georgia College JazzFest 2012 will rock the university front campus with eight bands performing a variety of jazz favorites.

The annual festival begins at 5 p.m. Friday, April 27 on the front lawn of Georgia College. With each band performing a 30-minute set, the music continues until 10:30 p.m.

“JazzFest offers a great opportunity for jazz lovers to pack a picnic, bring their lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy their favorite tunes,” said Dr. Clifford Towner, Georgia College director of band activities. “We’ve got a great lineup this year, sure to entertain and please even the most discriminating jazz aficionados.”

Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota will offer pizza, chips and drinks for sale.

Milledgeville’s Oak Hill Middle School and Baldwin County High School; Jones County High School in Gray; Cedar Shoals High School in Athens; and Warner Robins High School begin the lineup of musicians. Georgia College Jazz Combo and Georgia College Jazz Band will conclude the jazz marathon.

JazzFest 2012, sponsored by Portman’s Music, also features guest musician Kenyon Carter, an Atlanta-based jazz saxophonist and international recording artist recognized for his melodic smooth jazz compositions and engaging live performances.

“Kenyon Carter’s saxophone will add extra dimension to the Georgia College Jazz Band’s performance,” Towner said. “You should plan to come early and stay late.”

 For more information on JazzFest contact Cliff Towner at 478-445-4346 or

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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