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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…

Phil Woods, Saxophonist Revered in Jazz and Heard on Hits, Dies at 83

Phil Woods, an alto saxophonist revered in jazz circles for his bright, clean sound and his sterling technique — and widely heard on…

Popular radio show host killed in Sunday crash

VANCEBORO | Tom “The Jazzman” Mallison, a popular Public Radio East personality who hosted a weekly jazz show, was killed Sunday night in…

WNCU From Its Debut to Present: Celebrating 20 Years of Art Through Sound

Join us for a panel discussion of WNCU 90.7 FM’s past and present influential figures led by Lackisha Freeman, current general manager. Since its…

Give the Drummer Some… NCCU Jazz Percussion Faculty and Alumni 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…

Guitarist Garrison Fewell — The Master of Searching for Something More

The Boston music scene has suffered another loss with the passing of the beautifully accomplished guitarist, author, and (at the Berklee College of…

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