Since 2009 coordinators of the annual spring jazz festival at NCCU have added - to the public's delight - more jazz performances and entertaining events.  This year the festival is extended to six days of music events.

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Anita Walton


NCCU Jazz Combos II, III & IV; Big Bands II

April 15, 7 p.m., B. N. Duke Auditorium – No ticket is required

Vocal Jazz Summit – NCCU Vocal Jazz Combo & Ensemble & High School Students

April 16, 7:30 p.m. – No ticket required

NCCU Faculty Jazz Group & UNC Chapel Hill Faculty Jazz Group

April 17, 8 p.m., B. N. Duke Auditorium – No ticket is required

Master Class Workshop

April 18 at 2:30 p.m. and April 19 at Noon, Jazz Band Room – No ticket is required

Meet & Greet

April 18, 7 p.m., Beyu Caffe, Durham - Complimentary – No ticket is required

Opening Performance featuring Benny Golson & NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble

April 19, 8 p.m., B. N. Duke Auditorium - Purchase $15 Ticket/Combo Ticket $30

Opening Performance featuring Carl Allen Quartet & NCCU Jazz Ensemble

April 20, 8 p.m., B. N. Duke Auditorium - Purchase $20 Ticket/Combo Ticket $30


Benny Golson, Carl Allen Quartet to Perform at NCCU Jazz Festival

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The 23rd Annual North Carolina Central University Jazz Festival will feature performances by saxophonist Benny Golson and the Carl Allen Quartet. The schedule for the festival, running from April 15–20, was announced today by Dr. Ira Wiggins, director of NCCU’s Jazz Studies Program.


Longtime Music Professor Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dr. Ira Wiggins, associate professor in Department of Music and director of the Jazz Studies program at North Carolina Central University, has received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Annual Award for Teaching Excellence. Wiggins is one of 17 recipients to be honored. The...


Last Year's Jazz Festival Release

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The 22nd Annual NCCU Jazz Festival will take place April 16 – 21 and will include performances by Take 6, a Grammy-winning Christian vocal jazz group; pianist Cyrus Chestnut; the U.S. Air Force big band Airmen of Note; the UNC–Chapel Hill Faculty Jazz Group and Gary Smulyan; and the NCCU Jazz Combos, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Faculty...