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, including a master class taught by Visiting Vocal Scholar Trineice Robinson-Martin, Ph.D.

The Student Jazz Combos will open this special week of music with a concert at 7 p.m. Monday in B.N. Duke Auditorium.

On Tuesday, April 14, a Vocal Jazz Summit takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring workshops for middle and high school choral directors. Robinson-Martin will teach her master class at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Old Band Room of B.N. Duke Auditorium, followed by a 7 p.m. evening concert bringing together vocal-led combos, middle and high school groups and a performance by Robinson-Martin.

NCCU Jazz Faculty will take the spotlight Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. for a special concert, while Friday’s festival highlights include a performance by the university’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Lenora Helm Hammonds, and a Trumpet Summit with Marcus Belgrave and Russell Gunn.

On Saturday, April 18, music will be provided by the Steve Wilson/Clarence Penn quartet, with the NCCU Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Ira Wiggins, opening the show.

All events are free with the exception of Friday and Saturday night concerts. Tickets can be purchase at the NCCU Box Office