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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”…

NCCU Jazz Studies Program Presents Benefit Concert

North Carolina Central University’s Jazz Studies Program presents Keep The Vision Alive, a Nov. 22 concert featuring award-winning Department of Music artists-in-residence Branford…

Legendary Jazz Vocalist Mark Murphy Dies in New Jersey at 83

Legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy has died in New Jersey after a lengthy illness that kept him from performing since 2012. He was…

2016 NEA Jazz Masters

Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters: Gary Burton, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp, with the 2016…

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