Eddie Palmieri

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Sunday, March 26 on Jazz Tones  Wclk.com or  91.9 FM , ( 3 PM - 7 PM ).,will feature an interview by Jay  Edwards with Eddie Palmieri. He is known as one of the finest pianist in the last 50 years.Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader,composer, arranger of Salsa and Latin Jazz.

March 26: Eddie Palmieri On Jazz Tones

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Sunday, March 26 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., I will interview Eddie Palmieri.   He is a composer and arranger of Salsa and Latin Jazz. Palmieri was born in  Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx.  He has received 10 Grammy awards and has also garnered numerous honors, including the Eubie Blake Award and Jazz Master Award from The National Endowment of Arts in 2013.

The Library of Congress added Palmieri's compostion Azucar Pa Ti  to the National Recording Registry because that recording changed the format of the recording industry, breaking the three-and-a-half minute barrier.  When he celebrated 75 years in the music industry five years ago, Eddie wrote the original score for a documentary co directed by Bobbito Garcia called  Doin' It In the Park . This documentary explored the cultural influence of playground basketball on sports and music. The songs featured in the film will be part of Palmieri's next album Sabiduri.  Eddie Palmieri will be appearing at The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia State University on  Saturday, April 1.  Ticket information for that performance is available here.

The life and music of legendary Jazz Saxophonist John Coltrane is coming to U.S. theaters via a new documentary film titled, “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.”  Written and directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, John Scheinfield, “Chasing Trane” is an extraordinary project about one of the most iconic Jazz musicians of all time, John Coltrane and is told by those artists who knew him the best and admired him the most.


March 25: Mike Phillips At The Blue Room In Lithonia

Mar 21, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by The Blue Room, 2617 Panola Road in Lithonia, GA.  The Blue Room will present The Sunset Jazz Series, beginning Saturday March 25 with the man who tours with Stevie Wonder and everyone remembers for playing the National Anthem at the NFC Championship Game -- Mike Phillips.  Phillips brings his saxophone back to Atlanta for one night, one show only. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for dinner, with showtime at 8:00 p.m.

Information about the Sunset Jazz Series featuring Saxophonist Mike Phillips is available at blueroom.com. On Saturday, April 1 The Blue Room is bringing Electric Violinist Ken Ford.

New Music: Dance of Time By Eliane Elias

Mar 19, 2017

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners enjoyed cuts from Elias' 2015 release Made In Brazil, in particular the song Driving Ambition.  Her performance at the Atlanta Jazz Festival created a memorable Brazilian music buzz in the city too.  Elias has a new record coming out this week called Dance of Time, on Concord Jazz.  


This week's edition of #UPFRONT was simply divine!  It featured "Greenleaf" actress and Stellar Award nominee Deborah Joy Winans. The rising superstar stopped by the studio to talk about the second season of the popular OWN series as well as singing on the series' soundtrack and starring in the musical, "Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story."

Music legend Pattil LaBelle is making good on a promise she made a few years back to her die hard fans and is finally releasing a Jazz album this May.

Bel Hommage, is a 13-track CD that includes such Jazz standards as “Moody’s Mood for Love” featuring Kem, Billie Holiday's classic “Don’t Explain,” Nina Simone's “Go To Hell” and one of my personal favorites “Here’s To Life,” which was made famous by one of Ms. Patti’s music idols—Shirley Horn.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is asking all listeners, members and community organizations to come spend a couple of hours with your favorite WCLK on-air personalities during our Spring Membership Matters campaign,  March 29 through April 9.

Do you have some spare time? Would you like to give back to the Jazz community?  For more information about becoming a  Jazz 91.9 WCLK Volunteer please call:  (404) 880 - 8280 or email WCLK Member Services Manager, Joi John by clicking here.

Just in case you missed it, here is a post from last weekend's edition of “UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.

It featured Jenn McEwen, Managing Director for Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. In our two-part segment, McEwen discussed the company's 15th Anniversary Season which will include the Regional Premiere of the Tupac Shakur inspired musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" as well as August Wilson's "King Hedley II" and Colman Domingo's "DOT. " We also talked about the August Wilson Monologue Competition. 

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.


Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. 


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