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Detroit jazz trumpet legend Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

Marcus Belgrave, a world-class trumpeter and the reigning patriarch of Detroit’s jazz scene, fought heart and pulmonary issues for years and used oxygen…

Bruce Lundvall , Longtime Blue Note President, Dies at 79

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved music man & longtime President of Blue Note Records, Bruce Lundvall. He…

B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89

B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the…

NCCU Hosts Its 25th Annual Jazz Festival April 13-18

NCCU’s 25th Annual Jazz Festival offers a week of exciting music beginning Monday, April 13, with a lineup of stellar musicians and vocalists,…

Smithsonian receives $2.5M to expand jazz programs at museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — An artist’s foundation is donating $2.5 million as an endowment to expand jazz programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of…

Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month was created right here at the museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz.Through…

Longtime Overnight Jazz Program Host Bob Parlocha Passed

WNCU and many other stations across the country remember our longtime overnight jazz host, Bob Parlocha, who passed a little over a week…

New Sunday evening line up at WNCU

Beginning Sunday, March 8th, from 11 p.m. – 12 a.m., WNCU will air a new program, Jazz Night in America. It is a…

WNCU Launches a New Show, “The Measure of Everyday Life”

“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly interview program hosted by Dr. Brian Southwell featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve…

WNCU Pays Tribute to Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson was a leader of big bands since the early 40s. His complex voicings, hard swinging and bop style arrangements made his…

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