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Since 1988 coordinators of the annual spring jazz festival at NCCU have added - to the public's delight - more jazz performances and entertaining events.

Schedule of Events

Monday April 13, 2015

Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble II Concert

  • 7 p.m.
  • Instrumental combos directed by Baron Tymas, Damon Brown and Robert Trowers. Jazz Ensemble II directed by Aaron Hill.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Vocal Jazz Summit & Concert

  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Morning vocal jazz workshops with middle and high school choral directors.

Vocal Master Class with special guest Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin

  • 1 p.m.
  • B.N. Duke Old Band Room

Evening Concert

  • 7 p.m.
  • Student vocal-led combos and guest middle and high school groups and a special performance by vocal scholar Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NCCU Jazz Faculty Concert

  • 7 p.m.
  • Featuring Dr. Ira Wiggins, Ed Paolantonio, Baron Tymas, Damon Brown, Thomas Taylor, Robert Trowers, Al Strong, Aaron Hill, Arnold George and Lenora Helm Hammonds.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Master Class with Marcus Belgrave and Russell Gunn Guest Artists

  • 1 p.m.
  • B.N. Duke New Band Room

Trumpet Summit with Marcus Belgrave and Russell Gunn

  • 8 p.m.
  • Opening act: NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Lenora Helm Hammonds
  • Tickets: $15

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Master Class with Steve Wilson and Wilsonian's Grain Guest Artists

  • 3 p.m.
  • with Steve Wilson and Wilsonian's Grain
  • B.N. Duke New Band Room

Steve Wilson and Wilsonian's Grain

  • 8 p.m.
  • Opening act: NCCU Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Ira Wiggins
  • Tickets: $20

Additional Info


$5 with Student ID

$30 Festival Package

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All events are in B.N. Duke Auditorium unless otherwise indicated. All events except Friday and Saturday night performances are free unless otherwise indicated.

B.N. Duke Auditorium is located at 1851 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27707.

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