GWU Professor Tim Hudson Performs with Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

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Musicians Set for Concert at Don Gibson Theatre March 21

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Tim Hudson, Assistant Professor of Music at Gardner-Webb University, plays an average of 250 performances each year. He shares the stage with artists like Tony Bennett and Josh Groban and tours with The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, appearing March 21 at 8 p.m. at Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby, N.C. The concert is part of the GWU Distinguished Artist Series.

Rodney Marsalis is first cousin to jazz great and Grammy winner, Wynton Marsalis. Philadelphia Big Brass features some of America’s top brass musicians. In recent years the group has been invited to perform in China’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall in Massachusetts, and several prominent halls in Brazil and Italy.

Hudson joined Rodney Marsalis two years ago and has traveled with the band to Europe and across the United States. A resident of Greensboro, N.C., Hudson likes teaching full time at GWU while keeping his touring schedule. “I wouldn’t want to play without teaching and wouldn’t want to teach without playing,” Hudson observed. “It is very important to me as a performing artist to pass on what I have been fortunate enough to learn and to understand. To be able to pass that knowledge on to my students is just equally rewarding as playing on the world’s greatest stages. To see my students go on and do well is just fantastic.”

Tickets are $29 and available from The Don Gibson Theatre by calling 704-487-8114.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants in the global community. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb ignites learning and service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.