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Max Roach January Artist of the Month

We know Max Roach as a model drummer and percussion idol. He was the principal drum stylist of the new music of the 1940s, Bebop, and spoke the Bebop gospel, first as a sideman in some of the highest-profile bands of the period, especially the Charlie Parker Quintet of 1947–49.

MY TOP 20 BOOKS OF 2018 BY Mark Lynch, host of Inquiry WICN 90.5FM

MY TOP 20 BOOKS OF 2018 BY Mark Lynch, host of Inquiry WICN 90.5FM.

Happy Holiday's from WICN

WICN offices will be closed on Tue 12/25 and Tue 1/1 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day.
As always the music continues 24/7 here at 90.5, Happy Holidays.

Season of Giving Fund Drive 2018

As WICN's tradition continues we are launching into our annual Season of Giving campaign on December 1st.

WICN is listener and member supported, your tax deductible gifts sustain and strengthen us to continue to provide the best regional Jazz+ for New England and enhance our regional community.

Toshiko Akiyoshi - December Artist of the Month

Toshiko Akiyoshi heads so many lists as “the first to…” that it’s understandable if some of us stopped counting a little while ago. But we mustn’t take her for granted: Toshiko has been outstanding in the fields of jazz piano and big band leadership for now 65 professional years, as she turns 89 on December 12.

Giving Tuesday Raffle 2018

Any donation made from November 19th to November 27th will be entered into a drawing to win a Suitcase Record Player.

Sheila Jordan November 2018 Artist of the Month

There’s a dimension of jazz performance that we probably underemphasize in talking about the music:  risk, or taking a chance. This factor is essential to understanding the style and power of vocalist Sheila Jordan.  As she turns 90 this month, she’s still helping us to understand what it means to ‘take a chance’ through improvisation.

Foundation donors experience innovation and collaboration at Printer's Building


The creativity and community-mindedness that has come to characterize Worcester was on full display for guests of our recent Fall Insights for Donors event.

Branford Marsalis OCTOBER 2018 Artist of the Month

Branford Marsalis has lived just about every possible success story for a working jazz musician in modern times—starting with the fact that he remains a working jazz musician.

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes WICN.

At the September 6th Breakfast Club hosted by the Chamber, WICN was proud to be recognized for the station's 50th year. Along with several other regional businesses being honored, WICN joined over 350 business leaders for this event. WICN's Executive Director Amanda Carr accepted an award on behalf of WICN for reaching this milestone presented by the Chambers CEO & President Tim Murray.


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