Jazz Tones Insights - Rebirth Brass Band

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Join me Sunday, Febuary 18 on Jazz Tones on WCLK  3:00pm until 7:00pm as I interview members of The Rebirth Brass Band. It's a Mardi Gras celebration with the Rebirth Jazz Band, formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers. The Grammy- winning band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is noted for their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf in New Orleans.

Join Debb Moore on Sunday, February 25 from 1pm until 3pm for a very special event on the air on Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz station, as she leads the listener on a special look and listen at the life and times of Jazz immortal Sonny Rollins.

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I had the unique pleasure of interviewing the G.O.A.T of filmmaking—SPIKE LEE—for today’s edition of UPFRONT.  The award-winning director, actor, producer and cinema legend was in town to promote the 30th Anniversary Screening of his film, School Daze, which is taking place on Monday, February 19 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Mr. Lee stopped by the WCLK 91.9 studios to chat with me about the event and his iconic musical that originally debuted in theaters on February 12, 1988.

Check out the trailer for TV One’s award-winning #1 series UNSUNG. The new season premieres on Sunday, February 18 at 9 p.m. featuring R&B crooners Silk. The Atlanta based group shot to fame in the early 90s with such classic jams as “Freak Me,” “Girl U For Me” and “Meeting in My Bedroom.”

 

Other artist profiles include The Boys on February 25, Trick Daddy on March 4, Blue Magic on March 11, Deborah Cox on March 18, Shirley Caesar on March 25, Avant on April 8, Brand Nubian on April 15 and Lost Boyz on April 22.

Atlanta is a hub for child sex traffickers and for those who use children. This is a sad fact. Many of us come into contact with exploited kids in our neighborhoods, our schools and our community each day. How can you tell if a child being trafficked? What are the warning signs, and what can you do to help end this scourge?

Power Rising Comes to Atlanta - Star Jones a Founder

Feb 17, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with former prosecutor and member of television's The View Star Jones about the upcoming Power Rising Conference taking place in Atlanta. Jones is President and a member of the Board of Directors of National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

As one of the founders she shares with us information about the conference and how it came to be from a Congressional Black Caucus Women's meeting.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Dr. Barbara Combs, Associate Professor of Sociology at Clark Atlanta University about the upcoming W. E. B. Du Bois annual symposium. The symposium is Feb. 22 - 23 at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center. 

This year the symposium theme is Examining Race and Economic Inequality on the 150th Anniversary of the birth of WEB Du Bois and the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. the public is welcome to attend and can register here.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners, members and organizations, we need your help to answer telephones during our Spring Membership Campaign,  March 14-25.   When you volunteer during our drive you get to work alongside your favorite WCLK announcer. 

February 22 - 23: CAU Du Bois + King Symposium

Feb 14, 2018

Clark Atlanta University is hosting a two-day symposium celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois and the 50th year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   This symposium will take place on Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23  at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.  The symposium will examine race relations and economic inequality.   More information about this event is available at: (404) 880-8688 or click here

NEW MUSIC: Metaphors by Alphonso Johnson

Feb 14, 2018

Alphonso Johnson has brought the fretless bass-line for generations of important groups and artists, including recording and touring with:  Weather Report, George Duke, Santana, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Bob Weir and Phil Collins.   His new record out on Embamba is called Metaphors. Metaphors features the late great Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Airto Moreira and others. His sound is unmistakable.

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NEW MUSIC: Metaphors by Alphonso Johnson

Alphonso Johnson has brought the fretless bass-line for generations of important groups and artists, including recording and touring with: Weather Report, George Duke, Santana, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Bob Weir and Phil Collins. His new record out on Embamba is called Metaphors. Metaphors features the late great Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Airto Moreira and others. His sound is unmistakable.

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The Local Take will host PNC Bank Second Annual Black History Month Breakfast on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. This year the focus is on African American Athletes who succeeded on and off the field of play. Throughout February you can hear daily vignettes from PNC Bank on Jazz 91.9 WCLK saluting Atlanta's African American athletes. I talked about the salutes with PNC Regional President for Georgia, Eddie Meyers.

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