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NOCCA Students Perform Live @ WWOZ From left…Brayden Turner, Eduardo Leiva, Thomas Glass, Eliot Guerin, John Michael Bradford, Crystal Gross (Development Director/WWOZ), Michael Pellera (Jazz Department Chair/NOCCA) Jeffery Miller, and Jud Mitchell

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Jazz Alum Jonathan Batiste to Perform at The Washington Center

Though he’s been playing in a band since age 8, Jon Batiste sounds more like a philosopher than a musician.
Batiste and his ensemble Stay Human make their West Coast debut Thursday in Olympia, the start of a tour supporting the band’s first album, “Social Music,” …

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NOCCA Alumni Receive Full Scholarships To Berklee College of Music

Music students and 2013 NOCCA graduates Darryl Staves, Raymond Weber, Hunter Burgamy and Nicole Anderson were awarded full scholarships to the Berklee College of Music. The announcement took place at the City Music Scholarship Concert and the culmination of Berklee’s Summer Performance Program.http://www.berklee.edu/events/city-music-scholarship-concert

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YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Wendell Pierce

NOCCA was recently mentioned in a PBS video about Wendell Pierce. Click below to watch:

Watch YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Wendell Pierce on PBS. See more from WGBH Series.

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Jazz Alum Creates Music of the Future

Earl Scioneaux lives, musically, in what most would consider two separate worlds. As a recording engineer for Preservation Hall, he works with a trad-jazz ensemble whose sound, in its essence, is more than a hundred years old (and that, the Hall’s many recent identity-stretching collaborations notwithstanding, …

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A Look Ahead To The Future Of New Orleans

Music has been key to New Orleans’ recovery since Hurricane Katrina. At Jazz and Heritage Fest 2013, Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, got the coveted closing act spot. Andrews and Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO’s Music Inside Out, talk about personal transitions and changes in …

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NOCCA Alumni/UNO students travel to Russia

A small fleet of University of New Orleans students, faculty and alumni recently returned from a 10-day trip to Moscow, where they provided music for Russia’s top star search television program and played a concert for the U.S. Ambassador and his guests.
“We did play a …

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Photos of the Day: Ben Williams, Monk Institute Bassist visits Jazz

Photos of the Day: Ben Williams Bassist of the Monk Institute visited the Jazz Instrumental Department on Monday, April 15.

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NOCCA Big Band Free Community Concert

Kick-Off Your Jazz Fest With
NOCCA Big Band Free Community Concert
 Free Concert Performed By NOCCA Student-Artists
April 24, 7 PM, Lupin Hall-NOCCA
  New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans-70117) invites the community to a free concert as the Jazz Department showcases the …

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NOCCA Jazz clarinetist Gregory Agid looks to the past and future on his ‘Mystery Blues’ CD

In junior high, Gregory Agid was a reluctant student of the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Jazz Summer Camp. His mother, for the first few days at least, had to literally drag him out of bed.
But his ambivalence about jazz in general, and the clarinet in particular, disappeared once …

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