Iconic Jazz Piano Faculty Member Earns Another Great Review


Willie Pickens, jazz piano instructor in the NIU School of Music, has earned another wonderful review. Noted jazz critic Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune reviewed Willie's performance at the Jazz Showcase of Friday, November 29.

Among the many laudatory comments Mr. Reich made was this: "...the music was consistently deep in message and often brilliant in delivery. No wonder the room was packed to capacity, with a line of hopeful customers stretching half a block outside in the winter chill."

The full review may be read here. Congratulations, Willie!

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