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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.

90.5 goes back to "cool" with Gary Burton, 90.5 WICN artist of the month for September.

Vibraphonist Gary Burton (b.1943) represents the very best of what it is to create and sustain a career in jazz.  He came through the jazz conservatory system, was drafted into the big leagues as a star sideman, developed into a leader and composer of significance, and has given back to the academy as a teacher and mentor even as he still captivates us as a performer.

WICN and Crocodile River Music present Jazz 101

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.. JAZZ 101 will resume in of Fall 2018 at Crocodile River Music. 

Registration is currently open.    

All ages welcome who have an interest in this music.   

Tom’s Excellent Adventure at Newport

I always really look forward to a day at the Newport Jazz Festival. This being about my seventh yearly visit, I had a pretty good idea of what to do, whom to see, how to get around. Despite some epic weather, it was a great day – for the music, and for the people.

Regina Carter - Artist of the Month August 2018

Violinist Regina Carter is inspiring for quite a few, impressive to most, and for nearly all of us a swinging presence in the jazz spectrum of the last 20 years.  As a photogenic individual, she quickly became a leader and virtually a jazz celebrity as leader and composer.

James Montgomery Closes out the 2018 Jazz at Sunset Series

James Montgomery Closes out the 2018 Jazz at Sunset Series
August 3rd @ 6:30pm

Newport Jazz Presents: Tony Allen

Newport Jazz Presents: Tony Allen -

August 4th, 2018 @ 6pm


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