The stars of Barry Jenkins' critically acclaimed independent film "Moonlight" attended a private screening this week in Atlanta, GA. The event took place at the Regal Atlantic Station and was presented by Gil Robertson and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). Actors Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe and Trevante Rhodes were all smiles as they walked the red carpet and mingled with guests during a pre-screening reception.

Attention WCLK Members: All of us will eventually carry a credit or debit card with the new security chip. Did you know that when you receive your new card, your monthly sustaining donation to WCLK is automatically interrupted? That’s why we need you to contact us to re-authorize your monthly donation and keep your support of Jazz 91.9 WCLK going! Remember: if you have the chip and you haven’t re-authorized your donation, please call Joi John in Member Services today at 404-880-8280. And thanks for your generosity!


Jazz icons Joe Lovano & Chucho Valdés kick off the Rialto Center's Jazz Series next month on Sunday, November 13 at 7 p.m. EST.  


Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad tonight at the High Museum of Art for another edition of Friday Jazz at the High. This month's special musical guest includes Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo. It all begins at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo will perform covers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Big Maybelle, Percy Mayfield, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Freddie King, Jimmy Hall, The Allman Brothers, The Band and many others.


The world renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Atlanta this weekend for two amazing performances at the beautiful Cobb Energy Centre. Guests will be transfixed by DTH’s innovative programming that defines the breadth of classical ballet with performances of "Return," set to music by Aretha Franklin and James Brown by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland, and Spelman College’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dianne McIntyre’s "Change." 


Don't forget to check out Saturday’s edition of "UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. This week I'll be talking to Grammy winning-singer and original Destiny's Child member LaTavia Roberson about her new tell-all-book, her children's clothing line and her hosting gig at Atlanta's historic Hammonds House Museum.

Rocquel Caliste is in the studio to chat about her new RDC Arts Academy and The Spelman College Glee Club stop by to talk about performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and more! 

October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival

Oct 21, 2016

The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park.   I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite.

Jazz  91.9 WCLK is teaming up with McDonald's for the "McCafe Fusion Sunday" on November 13 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Turner Hill Road McDonald's in Lithonia, GA. The event will feature live performances from some of the biggest names in Jazz and Soul music including:  Anthony David, Julie Dexter, Joey Sommerville and Phillippia.  The afternoon of music will also serve as a fundraiser for the Wheels of Dreams Youth Foundation, a community investment initiative of the Atlanta region Black McDonald's Owners Association (BMOA). 

New Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 20, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

The Local Take Reminds You To VOTE November 8

Oct 19, 2016

During the October 8 edition of  The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, we talked about voter registration with Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Political Science Professor, Dr. William Boone; Cheryl Turner with the Gate City Bar Association;  Meka Ward with Buckhead-Cascade Links; and, Karlise Grier from the League of Women Voters.  During our live broadcast on voting some things to remember include:


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New Music On WCLK

New Music: Zigzagger By Takuya Kuroda

If you are looking to hear the spirit of Miles Davis on a Contemporary Jazz record, I recommend you take a listen to Takuya Kuroda's new release on Concord, Zigzagger. Kuroda plays with a wide combination of players and, textures in a way that is satisfying and challenging at the same time. He even joins up with Brooklyn Afro-beat Stylists, Antibalas for "Think Twice." Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring cuts from Zigzagger at various times throughout the day, including on Serenade To The City,...
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The Local Take LIVE * October 11 Deadline * Vote! November 8

On Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I am coming to you live with experts to answer your questions about voting. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 11 to vote in the November 8 Presidential election. Early voting in Georgia is from Tuesday, October 17 through Friday, November 4. Join me and our guests on October 8: Dr. William Boone - CAU Professor of Political Science Cheryl Turner - Gate City Bar Association Karlise Grier - League of...
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