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Hartt Alumnus Receives Governor's Arts Award
Hartt School alumnus, saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Jimmy Greene '97 was presented with a 2013 Governor's Arts Award on Saturday, June 15, at ceremonies during the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven.
A resident of Newtown, Conn., Greene is assistant professor of music and assistant coordinator of jazz studies at Western Connecticut State University. Greene and his jazz quartet performed during the ceremony Saturday.
Honored with Greene on Saturday were poet, essayist, and playwright Elizabeth Alexander, chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University; and Olu Oguibe, a professor of art and art history and associate director of the Institute of African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.
The Governor’s Arts Awards recognize contributions to arts and culture in Connecticut. More than 140 artists, arts organizations, and patrons have received the award since 1978.