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Check out images of Grammy winning singer-songwriter, actress and record producer MACY GRAY from Saturday night’s Atlanta Jazz Festival. The raspy-voiced vocalist, whose rose to fame in the early 2000s, performed about a 90-minute set of her hits before a packed crowd of hundreds on the western lawn of historic Piedmont Park. The show was emceed by WCLK 91.9’s  “Morning Jazz” radio personality and author—Morris Baxter.

 

 

Comedienne and actress Leslie Jones has been tapped to host this year’s highly anticipated #BETAwards. The network made the announcement on Wednesday (5/24) that the SNL writer and star will be making her debut as the host of a major award show and will join a long list of stand-up comics who have hosted the ceremony in the past including Chris Rock, Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart and Chris Tucker.

 

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TV, film and stage actress and star of “Tyler Perry’s The Have and the Have Nots” Crystal Fox is teaming up with Act to Impact Global for “Dance for Diversity” on Saturday, June 24 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Atlanta’s historic Adair Park II.

 

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is the Official Station of the 40th Atlanta Jazz Festival which takes place Memorial Day weekend at Piedmont Park.  A highlight of this year’s festival is the Late Night Jazz Jam at Park Tavern featuring Drummer Lil John Roberts and The All Star Band in a powerful tribute to Jazz legend, Miles Davis.   Featured in the band is Trumpeter Russell Gunn & French musician Mino Cinélu.   Cinélu is known primarily for his work as a Jazz percussionist.

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Director of Counseling and Disability Services at Clark Atlanta University, joins us to speak about mental health awareness month. Dr. Joy created TherapyForBlackGirls.com to encourage mental wellness for Black women and girls. 

Don’t forget to check out the May 27 edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. In this week’s show, I got a chance to catch up with singer, actress and photographer, Brenda Nicole Moorer. She opens up about new album, Brand New Heart and about her performance Sunday afternoon at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. 

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK is your official station of the 40th Atlanta Jazz Festival. The list of musicians performing at this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival includes artists from every strain of the Jazz genre.  For longtime Jazz lovers, the Legends Stage is sure to be a favorite place to camp out this Memorial Day weekend.

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Join Judi Crocker Billingsley Saturday morning at 7:30am for Dr. Judi The People's Advocate. This week we feature a special conversation with Scott Reese, whose only son Bronco has lived through a heart transplant and subsequent transplant-related lymphoma. Now 11, Bronco is a living breathing miracle who has inspired other pediatric transplant patients. Scott Reese has become an advocate and part of a support network for parents facing nearly unimaginable medical, financial and logistical issues as they try to keep their children alive.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is pleased to have the distinction of being the Official Station of the 40th Atlanta Jazz Festival. In addition to broadcasting from our tent in Piedmont Park, we’re hosting the all-new Contemporary Jazz Stage on Saturday and Sunday (May 27th and 28th). The Contemporary Jazz Stage (formerly The International Jazz Stage) will feature a line-up that includes Macy Gray, Darren English, Cleveland P. Jones, Julie Dexter & Jacob Deaton Duo featuring Rasheeda, Moonchild, Nik West, and a host of others.

We're asking all listeners, members and community organizations to come spend a few hours with your favorite Jazz 91.9 WCLK on-air personality by volunteering in Pledge Central during our Fiscal Year End Fundraising Campaign June 7 - 18.  

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New Music (VIDEO): The Musician By Chick Corea

Chick Corea via Concord Music, has released a multidisc, multimedia collection documenting his 2011 series of 70th Birthday celebration performances at the famed Blue Note. Corea is featured in 10 different bands featuring some 30 different musicians, including: Herbie Hancock, Bobbie McFerrin, Gary Burton, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea Electrik Band and Return To Forever, among others. You can hear select cuts from The Musician at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and WCLK HD2 in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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