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Joe Sample dead at 75: The piano star was known for pushing boundaries of jazz

Legendary pianist Joe Sample, who was known for pushing the boundaries of jazz music, passed away Friday night in his hometown of Houston…

Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse…

Detroit Jazz Festival

In his third year as the Detroit Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Chris Collins has cultivated another amazing lineup for this year’s Labor Day…

New Program Schedule

On Monday, August 4, WNCU will offer an updated program schedule. The changes are below: Weekdays will have mainstream jazz from 7 a.m….

20th Anniversary Celebration

WNCU 90.7 FM and North Carolina Central University will open the radio station to the public on August 13, 2014, for an open…

The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited

Impulse Records is the legendary label that proudly delivered the “new thing” in jazz in the 1960s: avant-garde records from the likes of…

Give the Drummer Some Benefit Concert

Come swing with North Carolina Central University’s alumni drummers and Thomas Taylor as they start the school year off with a bang. Jazz…

Legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden dead at 76

Grammy-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden, whose music career spanned seven decades and several genres, died Friday, his publicist said Sunday. He was 76….

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Bob Porter (Portraits In Blue), Dan Morgenstern (Institue of Jazz Studies), Rich Conaty (WFUV), Scott Wenzel (Mosaic Records), Will Friedwald (Author/Jazz Journalist), Jack…

Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

Pianist Horace Silver, whose potent and catchy combination of blues, funk and Latin sounds shifted the jazz landscape in the 1950s and ’60s,…

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