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WICN Artist of the Month, October 2021: Nina Simone

If ever there were a jazz singer whose musical career could not be separated from the legacy of their own political and social positions, it would be Nina Simone. From early on in her performances and recordings, her establishment and approach as a Black female and individual artist, particularly during the late ‘50s and ‘60s, […]

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Jazz 101 – Latin Jazz Now

Latin Jazz Now and Then is an eight-week virtual course that introduces the rich musical genre of Latin Jazz. This course will develop students’ listening skills regarding how the music is crafted, how it has evolved, and the artists that have shaped this art form. Above all, the course will mean listening to a wealth of […]

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Tony Bennett – WICN Artist of the Month, September 2021

As one of the greatest crooners and stylists of the Great American Songbook, Tony Bennett has been influenced by and taken vocal impressions from many singular, legendary jazz performers. Bennett’s well-known emotional and physical reaction to hearing the birth of Bebop through Charlie Parker’s rapid-fire saxophone soloing at Birdland one night in the 1950s would […]

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Virtual Events in WICN Studio 50!

Virtual events are part of the new normal for every business and nonprofit organization. WICN is here to help you to create a successful virtual event at an affordable price! From seminars and virtual auctions to streaming concerts and one-on-one interviews, our Studio 50 performance space is an ideal setting. We offer affordable half and […]

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WICN On-Demand Archives

Did you miss one of your favorite shows? Want to hear it again? You can get it all here, on demand!

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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.

If ever there were a jazz singer whose musical career could not be separated from the legacy of their own political and social positions, it would be Nina Simone. From early on in her performances and recordings, her establishment and approach as a Black female and individual artist, particularly during the late ‘50s and ‘60s, […]

Latin Jazz Now and Then is an eight-week virtual course that introduces the rich musical genre of Latin Jazz. This course will develop students’ listening skills regarding how the music is crafted, how it has evolved, and the artists that have shaped this art form. Above all, the course will mean listening to a wealth of […]

As one of the greatest crooners and stylists of the Great American Songbook, Tony Bennett has been influenced by and taken vocal impressions from many singular, legendary jazz performers. Bennett’s well-known emotional and physical reaction to hearing the birth of Bebop through Charlie Parker’s rapid-fire saxophone soloing at Birdland one night in the 1950s would […]

Virtual events are part of the new normal for every business and nonprofit organization. WICN is here to help you to create a successful virtual event at an affordable price! From seminars and virtual auctions to streaming concerts and one-on-one interviews, our Studio 50 performance space is an ideal setting. We offer affordable half and […]

Did you miss one of your favorite shows? Want to hear it again? You can get it all here, on demand!

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? In 2004, I was doing a WICN Brown Bag Lunch concert at Mechanics Hall with my band, Evil Gal. GM Brian Barlow and I were standing onstage talking about the late Mai Cramer (beloved blues show host on […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? Having moved to the Worcester area in the mid-70s from the jazz-rich Patterson, NJ area, WICN answered my question, “Where’s the jazz?” After some 20 years, I had the opportunity to volunteer and subbed frequently. That led to […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?  After a 40+ year career in commercial broadcasting, I decided I’d like to do a radio show or podcast that featured music by artists from, or who have been influenced by New Orleans, its music and culture. I […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?  I have loved listening to the radio ever since The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed  Sullivan Show in 1964, one month before my 10th birthday. After seeing them on television, I  would walk around with […]


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