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Debate – October 9

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the second presidential debate of the 2016 general-election campaign on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 9pm….

Jazz harmonica master Toots Thielemans dies at 94

Toots Thielemans, a jazz harmonica player, guitarist and whistler whose 1961 composition “Bluesette” became a jazz standard, has died, the Associated Press reported…

Passing of Jazz Legend Bobby Hutcherson

We are heartbroken to announce the loss of our dear friend, jazz legend Bobby Hutcherson, who passed peacefully on Monday, August 15 at age…

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…

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