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Andre Previn

Andre Previn – Swinging West Coast Romantic

By Tom Lucci

Roy Haynes - March Artist of the Month

For many jazz listeners, knowing who’s playing the music can seem like too much needless insider information, like an over-detailed menu at an over-the-top restaurant. Who really cares what the chickens ate on the farm? Is hydroponic spinach supposed to taste better, or just sound fancy?  And what the heck is ‘salsify’ and why I would want to eat it anyway?

Quincy Jones - February Artist of the Month

The introduction for many of us to the work of Quincy Jones was seeing his name on the gatefold cover of Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’ or ‘Off the Wall’ records.  Or, it was watching him conduct the all-star cast.

Keeping Warm This Winter with Memories of Folk, Fun and Festivals

Keeping Warm This Winter with Memories of Folk, Fun and Festivals
by Nick Noble, host of THE FOLK REVIVAL

So winter is here. Summer is gone and fall is behind us. The holiday season is over, it’s a brand New Year, and is it ever COLD!

So, time to stay warm through music and memories. For me at this time of year it is often the memories of music festivals.

Jazz Flow Yoga at Studio 50

RESCHEDULED CLASS: March 24th, 7-8pm.

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.


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