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N.C. native Max Roach, master jazz percussionist, dead at 83

North Carolina-born jazz percussionist Max Roach has died at the age of 83. A spokesman for Blue Note Records says Roach died Wednesday night after a long illness.

Duke to host 6-week, 18-event tribute to jazz’s Thelonious Monk

Jazz genius Thelonious Monk, whose North Carolina roots were evident in his music and his accent long after he moved to New York, will be celebrated next month during an 18-event tribute at Duke University.

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