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WICN Names Jazz Artist Amanda Carr as New Executive Director


WORCESTER – May 24, 2017 – WICN Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate station, today announced that Amanda Carr has joined the organization as executive director. In addition to her music and production background, Carr brings sales and marketing knowledge to her role at the public radio station. She takes the reins from Tom Lucci, former WICN board president, who has been acting as interim general manager.

“Smokin' In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse (1966) [Deluxe Edition]”


Woo-hoo - it’s not every Monday that the new music desk can report on a brand spankin’ new release from Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly!

ICYMI: New Music Monday - April 2017

Quick roundup:

April 3: #NewMusicMonday
From an "All Things Considered" broadcast in January of this year. Christian McBride and Nate Chinen prognosticate and salivate over some of 2017's dee-lish new music.

ICYMI: New Music Monday - March 2017

Quick roundup:

March 6: #NewMusicMonday For the third straight week, Terell Stafford's newest release, "Forgive and Forget" is number one on the Jazzweek radio charts!

Rick's Favorite New Releases - February 2017

From Rick McCarthy
Host of Jazz Highways, 8am-Noon, Monday through Thursday

Here are my favorite releases for the last month:

Troy Roberts - Tales and Tones (Inner Circle Music): Great straight ahead release from saxophonist Troy Roberts. Ably accompanied by Silvano Monasterios, Robert Hurst, and some very BIG drumming from Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Tom's Picks for Valentine's

From Tom Lucci
Host of Standard Time, 12pm-4pm, Sunday

Need a good love song for Valentine’s Day? This might help – I went into my music database and came up with this list of tunes, mostly from the American Songbook, about the “good” side of being in love. There are plenty – here are over 60, which only take us through the “L’s”. Stay tuned for part 2.

Along with the titles are versions that I particularly like. Snuggle up and enjoy!


GUEST POST by Singer/Composer/Performer/Recording Artist, AMANDA CARR

Bonnie's Top Picks for 2016

From Bonnie Johnson
Host of Colors of Jazz, 12pm-4pm, Sunday

I'm pleased to share my picks for 2016. The music of these artists represents the spirit and diversity that is the "colors of jazz". Together these albums include a mix of traditional and contemporary music  including jazz, blues, funk and soul, old-timey folk, "Americana" and a global groove.

Nick's Top 15-plus Albums of the Year

From Nick Noble
Host of Folk Revival, 7-11pm, Thursday

Mostly (but not all) local New England artists, here are the 2016 CD Releases that I consider to be the best of the year. It is a varied collection, featuring a wide range of styles and song subjects, but as you probably can tell from most (but not all) of them, I am a sucker for harmony.

So here they are in alphabetical order (I enjoy them so much in very different ways that I haven’t the heart to prioritize one over the other):


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