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As many musically divergent roads can lead to a professional career in jazz, veteran vocalist, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Grammy-award nominee, and winner Catherine Russell, has followed her own path. With an established bloodline of famed musicianship from both parents, Luis Russell and Carline Ray, she was surrounded and influenced by a wide range of music, from […]

WICN Public Radio is seeking a dynamic Underwriting Manager to join our team. As Worcester’s only NPR affiliate, WICN is a unique nonprofit media company with a dedicated audience. If you’re ready to generate Underwriting revenue through corporate and local business partnerships; generate sponsorship dollars in support of our various concert events; able to build […]

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.

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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 […]


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