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Give The Drummer Some Percussion Concert

August 21, 2018
Jazz drummer Thomas Taylor, guest artist Jeff “Tain” Watts, and some of the Jazz percussion alumni will present a jazz concert and fundraiser in the B.N. Duke Auditorium on the campus of North Carolina Central University on Sunday Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.. This concert will honor NCCU Alum, Grady Tate.  Earlier in...

NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Wins Best Choir Award

July 4, 2018
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Vocal Jazz Ensemble was named Best Choir at the annual HBCU Awards ceremony presented by HBCU Digest recognizing the excellence of more than 100 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in the nation. Music education has long been an academic strength of NCCU,...

NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Makes Grammy Awards Ballot

November 10, 2017
North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Department of Music assistant professor Lenora Helm Hammonds are on the preliminary ballot for the 60th Grammy Awards.  The ballot is the first stage in a two-part voting process.  Recordings selected to be nominated for a Grammy Award are...
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