Fall Semester 2019 Stone Visiting Artist: Composer and Saxophonist, Adison Evans
Evans combines pure excitement with a soulful saxophone sound and a contagious smile to create one compelling performance after another. A Grammy-nominated saxophonist, Evans transcends genres as she has toured the world and shared the stage with legendary artists including Beyoncé, JayZ, Robin Thicke, Christian McBride,Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Demi Lovato,Trisha Yearwood, Nicki Minaj, and many more. In addition, Adison recently made her debut on stage on Broadway in “Home for the Holidays” at New York City’s historical, August Wilson Theater.
After a successful debut album release, “Hero”, Adison is proud to release her new self produced work, “Meridian”. The album is a musical decree rooted in the concept that everything is connected, just as the meridian in our bodies creates a pathway for vital energy to flow. Evans’ compositions contain an expressive mixing of colors similar to those found in nature.
A graduate from New York City’s, The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, Evans can be heard on the album that crashed iTunes, "Beyoncé" and seen in many of her music videos including "Countdown", the HBO Beyoncé specials, and Beyoncé DVDs.
As a prominent educator, composer, and orchestrator, Evans continues to push musical boundaries and create harmony in humanity through the universal language of music. Adison is a proud endorser of Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces.
Fall Semester 2019 Events:
Evans collaborates with the UWG Jazz Ensemble for an evening of her compositions and arrangements: Thursday, November 14, 8:15 pm, Townsend Center for Performing Arts Mainstage
About the Michael and Andrea Stone series:
Through the generous support of local patrons Michael and Andrea Stone, the School of the Arts at the University of West Georgia hosts The Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series. As part of our ongoing efforts to build and sustain a more creative community, the series typically features one nationally recognized artist each fall and spring semester, rotating among the programs in art, music, theatre, creative writing, and film.
Artists who come to campus through the series
- lead studio courses and master classes
- work closely with students, providing individual critiques;
- offer exhibitions or readings to the university and community;
- participate in social functions with local arts patrons and community members;
- and much more!
As such, The Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series not only engages local artists and patrons in a creative, participatory community, but also encourages dialogue among arts disciplines, and between colleges and departments across campus. Most importantly, however, the series provides the local community and UWG students with direct access to acclaimed artists, elevating the level of discourse surrounding contemporary art and culture in Carrollton. Thanks to Michael and Andrea Stone, Carrollton is much more art forward.