Check out this week's edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." My special guests included award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr., who stopped by to chat about his new PBS documentary, "Tell Them We Are Rising." The project puts a spotlight on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and their relevance to American society and culture. The film will debut during Black History Month on February 19, 2018. 

This week on The Local Take we celebrate Ballethnic as they present the 25th showing of The Urban Nutcracker for the holiday season.  Performances will be held on December 9 and 10th at the King Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. Ballethnic founded by Waverly Lucas II and Nena Gilreath is the first African-American ballet company in Atlanta.

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Join me for Jazz Tones on Sunday 3pm-7pm. I'll be talking with Don Was(Don Edward Ferguson), President of Blue Note Records. He is a successful producer of pop and rock, and was also the bass player  with  the band Was(Not Was). Don received three Grammy awards including 1994 Producer Of The Year. In January 2012, he was appointed president of jazz record label Blue Note Records, succeeding Bruce Lundvall.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK - Jazzette - November Issue

Nov 17, 2017

Click here to read the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazzette, November Issue.    Inside:   Giving Rewards + Shop Amazon Support WCLK + *thanks* +  live music and events  +   Jazz Profile and CD Poll Winners  +  more…

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is issuing an emergency appeal for O-negative blood donors due to a critical shortage of this type.

O-negative blood is the universal type because it can be given to any patient in times of emergency. Only about 7 percent of Americans are O-negative, but they can help 100 percent of those needing blood.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta' Historic West End.  The Hammonds House will presents its 2017 Benefit Concert Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College.  This year's event features an Evening With Vanessa Rubin and The Gary Motley Trio.  The concert is made possible by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. 

The CheckUp With Dr. Courtney Shelton, MD airs every other Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Dr. Shelton is a Board Certified Internist and Primary Care Physician and the Director of the Shelton Hospitalist Group, LLC.   This is a source of common sense medical talk for the community. 

November 18: St. James Live Presents Julian Vaughn

Nov 16, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by St. James Live.  St. James Live has been providing live Jazz in South Fulton for over two years and continues that tradition with a series of Saturday evening Jazz concerts.   

November 19: CAU Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

Nov 15, 2017
Horace Henry

The Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert takes place on Sunday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. at Davage Auditorium on the CAU campus.  The concert will celebrate the music of Clifford Brown, Benny Golson, James Reese Europe, Joe Williams and Billy Eckstine.  The CAU Jazz Orchestra is led by James Hardy Patterson.  More information is available at 404-880-8211.  

Morris Baxter, host, Morning Jazz on Jazz 91.9 WCLK will emcess the the Ken Ford King of Strings concert on Friday, November 24 at Center Stage in Atlanta.   One of Atlanta’s most popular Jazz Violinists, Ken Ford performs around the nation and has recorded performed around multiple CDs since 2001, including his most newest project, Eleven.   Along with Ken is  DJ Salah Ananse.  Ken Ford’s music is regularly featured on Jazz 91.9 and he continues to be a proud WCLK member.   Ticket information available here.


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Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday November 12, from 3- 7 pm. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant about her recent release Dreams and Daggers(Mack Avenue). The release features Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on double bass, Lawrence Leathers on drums, Catalyst Quartet on strings, and Sullivan Fortner piano. This is Salvant's third album and it shows her developing curosity for the history of American music and the...

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This week on The Local Take in support of the WCLK Screening for Stanley Nelson's new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising I speak with two HBCU graduates with strong ties to Atlanta. First I'm joined by former Judge Nina Hickson who graduated from Howard University. Nina speaks to the culture found at HBCU's and the opportunity for leadership roles. She speaks about her family tradition of attending historically Black colleges and universities at a time when often these were the only schools...

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