Thinking about making improvements or additions to your property? Ever wonder how solar panels could impact your home’s sales price? Spring is prime time to plan property improvements. Attend the Spring Solar Webinar Series, where we’ll illustrate how installing solar not only increases resale value, it’s the ONLY home improvement project that pays for itself […]

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From full-band recordings to live performances and special events, WICN’s beautiful Studio 50 space is available on an hourly basis. Contact us for details.

As the first performers took to the stages, Newport Jazz Festival Artistic Director Christian McBride made his rounds to welcome the return of a sold-out weekend of top-tier jazz at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. Having been hand-selected in 2017 by founder, director, and developer of the live jazz festival concept, George Wein, McBride […]

Watching live performances of featured artists in jazz, certain musicians command your attention with their physical presence, effortlessly able to exude enormous energy. Grace Kelly, saxophonist, singer, and bandleader, has been sharing that sustained personal intensity on stage since her teens. Kelly has a unique combination of passionate energy and infectious enthusiasm, all directed towards […]

Join us in WICN Studio 50 for a special Vinyl Pop-Up, featuring records from all your favorite jazz, rock, and folk artists! To cap off the Vinyl Record Day Celebration, we’re hosting a fun vinyl painting session. Take a break from shopping and get creative! Paint supplies and records will be provided. Sign up today! […]

WICN Public Radio is seeking a dynamic Underwriting Manager to join our team. As Worcester’s only NPR affiliate, WICN is a unique nonprofit media company with a dedicated audience. If you’re ready to generate Underwriting revenue through corporate and local business partnerships; generate sponsorship dollars in support of our various concert events; able to build […]

Wynton Marsalis Septet at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, 7/9/22 As Wynton Marsalis, the supremely gifted trumpeter, composer, and veteran band and orchestral leader of top-tier talent, approaches his 61st birthday, his career resume could also read, “ambassador and curator of jazz history.” He remains a driving force in the recognition of the seminal importance […]

Looking at the substantially self-guided career of a young performer, with as many upper-tier awards, recognition and accolades to her credit as she’s earned, Cécile McLorin Salvant, at 32, has a critical reputation beyond her years. Aside from her vocal gift for phrasing and an unmatched richness, quality, and range of voice, the jazz world […]

Grace Kelly announces “Good To See You Again” Tour of her new album starting in New England on August 19. The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory and 90.5 WICN Public Radio, in collaboration with Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, are pleased to present Jazz at Sunset, featuring singer, songwriter, and sax player extraordinaire, Grace Kelly, and her band. […]

As mentoring becomes a more recognized adjunct to an established career as a jazz musician (or any veteran artist), the impact is clear when insights are shared by mentored musicians. There are a handful of such teachers that carry as much respect for their philosophy of learning an instrument, as their accomplishments as composers. Multi-instrumentalist, […]

Champion: An Opera in Jazz Performed Sunday, May 22 at The Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater Music by Terence Blanchard Libretto by Michael Cristofer Now in its 45th season, Boston Lyric Opera is the largest and longest-lived opera company in New England. Standing away from popular themes, BLO’s programming has remained faithful to the tradition of […]

The music world abounds with references to Philly soul or Philly funk and its heritage of legendary musicians. Philly jazz musicians have also earned such iconic references. But there is one contemporary recording artist, constantly touring with top-shelf talent and held by most jazz musicians as a virtuoso on the Hammond B3 organ, whose roots […]

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