Get to know your jazz basics with WICN’s Studio 50 Jazz 101 and Jazz 201 — 8-week courses offered this spring in Worcester.

On Feb. 5 and 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 50 Portland St., Worcester, there will be two FREE open houses offered to introduce the courses for potential students.

Ben Young, a long-time jazz scholar and educator, will focus on the fundamentals of jazz. Young is widely recognized in the musical world for his work in jazz by NARAS, ARSC, and the Jazz Journalists Association.

Each course will meet weekly for two hours for eight weeks.  Both classes will begin in the second week of May.

Course Dates for Jazz 101 –  6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, 21.

Course Dates for Jazz 201 –  6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays: May 7, 14, 21, 28* June 4, 11, 18, 25  [*5/28 Memorial Day – TBD].

Beginners to experts and all in between are welcomed to join and learn about the beauty of Jazz.  If you are interested in widening your musical palette, these classes are for you!  Come and listen to the sounds and stories that Jazz creates.


For more information, visit To register, email or call (508) 752-0700.