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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…

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…

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