NCCU Jazz Studies Program to Perform at 17th Annual Valentine’s Day Concert Sunday, Feb. 9

Posted February 05, 2020, 4:37PM

The North Carolina Central University Big Band Jazz Ensemble will participate in its annual Valentine’s Day performance alongside musicians from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is the 17th annual Valentine’s Day performance by the three Triangle jazz ensembles.

Under the direction of Jazz Studies Program Director Ira Wiggins, Ph.D., the NCCU Big Band Jazz Ensemble has earned high accolades at numerous American and international festivals. The ensemble also has performed at the White House on multiple occasions. Performers featured with the Big Band Jazz Ensemble include many jazz greats, such as Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, James Moody, Kenny Burrell and others.



North Carolina Central University Big Band Jazz Ensemble

Duke University Jazz Ensemble

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jazz Band



Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

3 p.m.



B.N. Duke Auditorium

1851 Fayetteville Street

Durham, N.C. 27707


Donations will be accepted at the door. No advanced tickets are required for the concert. For more information, contact Ira Wiggins, Ph.D., director of NCCU Jazz Studies at (919) 530-7214 or (919) 530-6319, or by email at

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