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Jazz Students to Perform in Switzerland

NOCCA Jazz Students to Perform at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Switzerland
The NOCCA Jazz Ensemble is honored to perform at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on behalf of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. The trio consists of high school senior …

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Jazz Student Selected As Recipient of the Louis Prima Award

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation Presents Award In New York

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is proud to share the news: NOCCA Jazz student Jeffery Miller (12th grade student also attending Benjamin Franklin High School) was recently presented with The ASCAP …

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Photo of the Day: Jazz

NOCCA/Franklin Jazz student Jeffrey Miller performs at LaGuardia High School in New York jamming with Jazz Director & NOCCA Alum Kevin Blanq and his students

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Photo of the Day: NOCCA Jazz Alum Sullivan Fortner Surprise Visit

L-R: student Rob Gray, Thomas Glass, Jeffery Miller, NOCCA Faculty Chris Severin, Jazz Alum Sullivan Fortner
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Thelonious Monk Institute/NOCCA Jazz Septet‏

The Thelonious Monk Institute/NOCCA Jazz Septet is a group of NOCCA musicians that are sponsored and mentored by the Thelonious Monk Institute. The group is led by vibraphonist and former Thelonious Monk Institute Fellow, James Westfall. The current aggregation was formed in August and has …

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Jazz Winter Concert: Dec 4

NOCCA Presents the Jazz Winter Concert Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00pm in the Lupin Auditorium at 2800 Chartres St. The event is free and open to the public.
 

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Wynton Marsalis gains institutional clout with appointment to New York’s Juilliard School

Wynton Marsalis donned a new hat on Monday, as his New York alma mater, The Juilliard School, tapped him to lead its jazz education program. The appointment also signals an expanded relationship between the prestigious music school and Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Marsalis will continue …

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A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students

In New Orleans, it’s cool to be in the high school band — especially when Trombone Shorty shows up in the band room.
The brass player and bandleader recently paid a visit to New Orleans’ Warren Easton High School to work with band members. It’s part …

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Photo of the Day

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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