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Jazz Course: Fall 2019 Semester Big Bands: The Development of an American Jazz Orchestra

This Fall, WICN’s commitment to Jazz education will swing in a new direction, with the first course offering focused on Big Bands! This semester, Professor Ben Young will lead “Big Bands: The Development of an American Jazz Orchestra.” Classes are held on Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm, in WICN’s Studio 50, 50 Portland Street in Worcester.  […]

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Stan Kenton – September Artist of the Month

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: STAN KENTON (SEPTEMBER 2019) Stan Kenton’s was the household name in big bands for Baby Boomers. Kenton thrived while other bands faded away, and for a generation of musicians—Jazz players, commercial players, or even just recreational and school band instrumentalists—Kenton’s band was the team that our idols played for. To join […]

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Studio 50 @ WICN Public Radio

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.

A summer day at the Newport Jazz Festival offers a musical buffet – a big, long, buffet that won’t get you fat (but will grow your ears). Each day there were about 20 performances on four stages between 11 AM and 7 PM. I’m a sampler – I want a taste of many artists at […]

by Marty Friedman, host of Sunday Jazz Brunch With thousands of artists performing hundreds of shows, both free and paid, the Montreal Jazz Festival is the largest jazz festival in the world! Millions of visitors come to see top jazz artists from nearly thirty countries, and this year was no exception. The Festival ran from […]

This Fall, WICN’s commitment to Jazz education will swing in a new direction, with the first course offering focused on Big Bands! This semester, Professor Ben Young will lead “Big Bands: The Development of an American Jazz Orchestra.” Classes are held on Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm, in WICN’s Studio 50, 50 Portland Street in Worcester.  […]

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: STAN KENTON (SEPTEMBER 2019) Stan Kenton’s was the household name in big bands for Baby Boomers. Kenton thrived while other bands faded away, and for a generation of musicians—Jazz players, commercial players, or even just recreational and school band instrumentalists—Kenton’s band was the team that our idols played for. To join […]

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

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.


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