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Public Radio Satellite System July Feature: Blues Unlimited

Blues Unlimited is a two-hour program that explores the wonderful world of the blues, its history, heritage, and rich cultural traditions. Each week,…

Give the Drummer Some

The 4th annual “Give the Drummer Some” Benefit concert happening on Sunday August 28 at NCCU. We will have workshops from 2:00-5:00pm, The…

Presidential Proclamation — African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016

A vital part of our Nation’s proud heritage, African-American music exemplifies the creative spirit at the heart of American identity and is among…

Esperanza Spalding: Character Study

There was something both adventuresome and deeply comforting about a set I took in late last year at the Village Vanguard. It featured…

Henry Threadgill Awarded Pulitzer Prize

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music has been awarded to saxophonist/flutist/composer Henry Threadgill. The Pulitzer Prize Board called Threadgill’s 2015 album In For…

NCCU Jazz Ensemble & Faculty to Perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

The Jazz Studies program of the NCCU music department invites you to a performance of America’s “rare and valuable national American treasure” – jazz! The NCCU…

NCCU’s 25th Annual Jazz Festival

Since 1988 coordinators of the annual spring jazz festival at NCCU have added – to the public’s delight – more jazz performances and…

WFMT Jazz Network Adds New Host Clifford Brown, Jr. and Premieres New Schedule with Co-hosts Greg Bridges and Lee Thomas

CHICAGO-March 1, 2016: The WFMT Radio Network is proud to announce the addition of Clifford Brown, Jr. to the Jazz Network beginning on March 15,…

New Sunday Program: Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend is a new program airing on WNCU every Sunday, beginning January 10, from 9-10 pm. It will highlight some of the best interviews…

Allen Toussaint, the legendary songwriter and pianist, has died

Allen Toussaint, the ever-elegant New Orleans performer, producer and composer of such R&B classics as “Working in the Coal Mine,” “Mother-in-Law,” “It’s Raining”…

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