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Dr. Ira T. Wiggins

Director of Jazz Studies

North Carolina Central University

Direct Phone: (919) ***-****       

Email: i***@***.edu

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North Carolina Central University

2223 Fayetteville Street

Durham, North Carolina 27707

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1910, North Carolina Central University was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-Americans and is located close to what was once known as "The Black Wall Street. Today, this dynamic campus has a diverse student body enr ... more

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Background Information


Member of the Directors' Committee


B. A.

Music Education

North Carolina Central University

Master of Music


Virginia Commonwealth University





Music Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


music education

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


music education

UNC Greensboro

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Mallarmé Chamber Players - Artists [cached]

Nnenna Freelon | Debra Reuter-Pivetta | Bonnie Thron | Jonathan Wacker | Thomas Warburton | Ira Wiggins

Ira Wiggins IRA WIGGINS, saxophone, director of jazz studies at North Carolina Central University, holds a doctorate in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Wiggins is an active Triangle musician, often collaborating with faculty at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill. He has shared the stage with such notables as Jimmy Heath, Kenny Burrell, Benny Carter, Keith Copeland, Branford Marsalis, Sam and Dave, and the Four Tops. Dr. Wiggins and the NCCU Jazz Ensemble have been the recipients of two invitations to the White House, where they performed for the White House's national press reception and a private audience for former President and Mrs. Clinton.

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Ira Wiggins (North Carolina Central University)

IAJE: Conference - Schedule [cached]

Panelists: Dr. Karen Chandler (College of Charleston, SC), Dr. Russell Thomas (Jackson State University, MS), Dr. Ira Wiggins (North Carolina Central University).

Larry Ridley - NAJRI Page [cached]

There will be featured performances by legendary tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman, alto saxophonist Wes "Warm Daddy" Anderson, the NCCU Faculty Group, NCCU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Ira Wiggins and the NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Lenora Helm.

NCCU Jazz Studies Program Director, Dr. Ira Wiggins and AAJC Executive Director, Dr. Larry Ridley are the Co-Directors of NAJRI.
The four-day conference included interdisciplinary workshops, panel discussions, seminars and performances by internationally renowned guest artists: pianist Kenny Barron; trumpeter Jimmy Owens; bassist Larry Ridley and the Jazz Legacy Ensemble featuring pianist Richard Wyands, saxophonist Doug Harris, violinist Krystle Ford, drummer Greg Buford, vocalist Jackie Jones, the American Dance Festival Dancers and special guest saxophonist Ira Wiggins; vocalist Lenora Zenzalai Helm and the Zenzalai Project, featuring saxophonist Antoine Roney and pianist Brandon McCune; the NCCU performer/coordinators- trombonist Robert Trowers and pianist Arnold George.

James Saxsmo Gates | Saxsmo | Home [cached]

I want to thank Dr. Ira Wiggins, Director of the NCCU Jazz Studies Program, my personal friend Branford Marsalis and the entire Jazz Studies faculty and staff.

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