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Something magical happened

May 12, 2020

Longtime music professor Jim Ketch will retire July 1. Because of Ketch’s career of significant influence on and service to North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper recently conferred Ketch as a member of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

A Carolina Jazz Legacy, Built Note by Note

February 14, 2020

The 43rd annual Carolina Jazz Festival will take place from Thursday, Feb. 20, to Saturday, Feb. 22. Jim Ketch, the department’s director of jazz studies, will lead the festival for the final time.