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WICN Artist of the Month, July ’22: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Looking at the substantially self-guided career of a young performer, with as many upper-tier awards, recognition and accolades to her credit as she’s earned, Cécile McLorin Salvant, at 32, has a critical reputation beyond her years. Aside from her vocal gift for phrasing and an unmatched richness, quality, and range of voice, the jazz world […]

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Jazz At Sunset 2022 featuring Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly announces “Good To See You Again” Tour of her new album starting in New England on August 19. The Hanover Theatre and 90.5 WICN Public Radio, in collaboration with Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, are pleased to present Jazz at Sunset featuring singer, songwriter, and sax player extraordinaire, Grace Kelly, and her band. Come and […]

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WICN Artist of the Month, June 2022: Jaki Byard

As mentoring becomes a more recognized adjunct to an established career as a jazz musician (or any veteran artist), the impact is clear when insights are shared by mentored musicians. There are a handful of such teachers that carry as much respect for their philosophy of learning an instrument, as their accomplishments as composers. Multi-instrumentalist, […]

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WICN Review: Boston Lyric Opera

Champion: An Opera in Jazz Performed Sunday, May 22 at The Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater Music by Terence Blanchard Libretto by Michael Cristofer Now in its 45th season, Boston Lyric Opera is the largest and longest-lived opera company in New England. Standing away from popular themes, BLO’s programming has remained faithful to the tradition of […]

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WICN Artist of the Month, May 2022: Joey DeFrancesco

The music world abounds with references to Philly soul or Philly funk and its heritage of legendary musicians. Philly jazz musicians have also earned such iconic references. But there is one contemporary recording artist, constantly touring with top-shelf talent and held by most jazz musicians as a virtuoso on the Hammond B3 organ, whose roots […]

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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.

Looking at the substantially self-guided career of a young performer, with as many upper-tier awards, recognition and accolades to her credit as she’s earned, Cécile McLorin Salvant, at 32, has a critical reputation beyond her years. Aside from her vocal gift for phrasing and an unmatched richness, quality, and range of voice, the jazz world […]

Grace Kelly announces “Good To See You Again” Tour of her new album starting in New England on August 19. The Hanover Theatre and 90.5 WICN Public Radio, in collaboration with Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, are pleased to present Jazz at Sunset featuring singer, songwriter, and sax player extraordinaire, Grace Kelly, and her band. Come and […]

As mentoring becomes a more recognized adjunct to an established career as a jazz musician (or any veteran artist), the impact is clear when insights are shared by mentored musicians. There are a handful of such teachers that carry as much respect for their philosophy of learning an instrument, as their accomplishments as composers. Multi-instrumentalist, […]

Champion: An Opera in Jazz Performed Sunday, May 22 at The Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater Music by Terence Blanchard Libretto by Michael Cristofer Now in its 45th season, Boston Lyric Opera is the largest and longest-lived opera company in New England. Standing away from popular themes, BLO’s programming has remained faithful to the tradition of […]

The music world abounds with references to Philly soul or Philly funk and its heritage of legendary musicians. Philly jazz musicians have also earned such iconic references. But there is one contemporary recording artist, constantly touring with top-shelf talent and held by most jazz musicians as a virtuoso on the Hammond B3 organ, whose roots […]

July 29-31, 2022 The Newport Jazz Festival is taking place Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. This year’s lineup includes Norah Jones, Terrence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Esperanza Spaulding, Jazzmeia Horn, Cecil McLorin Salvant, McBride’s Newport Jawn, and many more! For tickets and information, please visit www.newportjazz.org.

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 […]

Experimental jazz guitarist, composer and ensemble bandleader Mary Halvorson has evolved her individual style and pushed an incredibly varied direction in musical expression over the course of numerous projects since 2005. Finding significant critical attention in 2017, 2018, and 2019, by virtue of consecutive wins in DownBeat’s International Critics Poll as Best Guitarist, Halvorson continues […]

The Brown Bag Concerts are produced by 90.5 WICN & Mechanics Hall. Wednesdays at Noon, May 4th & 11th, June 8th & 15thFree Admission Mechanics Hall321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608; 508-752-5608Broadcast live on WICN 90.5 FM and streaming at wicn.org For over 35 years, Mechanics Hall and WICN have been proud to provide quality […]


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