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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…

New Hosts for Jazz Overnight Beginning July 6

Beginning July 6th, Jazz Overnight, heard daily on WNCU, will add two new charismatic, deeply knowledgeable veteran Jazz hosts, Lee Thomas and Greg…

Gunther Schuller Dies at 89; Composer Synthesized Classical and Jazz

Gunther Schuller, a composer, conductor, author and teacher who coined the term Third Stream to describe music that drew on the forms and…

Wendell Holmes, 1943 – 2015

Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, died on Friday, June 19 at his…

WNCU is celebrating the July 4th holiday with a special tribute to legendary bluesman, B.B. King

On Saturday, July 4th, WNCU will pay tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time, bluesman B.B. King. Since receiving an…

Live Webcast: Terence Blanchard & Detroit Symphony Orchestra

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina DSO Erb Jazz Creative chair Terence Blanchard presents his Grammy-winning A TALE OF GOD’S…

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…

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