Jazz 91.9 WCLK: WEATHER ALERT

Jan 17, 2018

Due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, Jazz 91.9 WCLK offices will be closed today, Wednesday, January 17.   As well, all Atlanta University Center (AUC)  institutions will be closed for the day.  All classes are canceled.  

We plan to open at Noon on Thursday, January 18.

NEW MUSIC: Dedication By Steve Slagle

Jan 17, 2018

New York City-based Steve Slagle is a Jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer that has released over a dozen sessions over the years.  He has played with legends and up and comers.  His latest on Panorama is called Dedication and features seven original tracks and a cover of Wayne Shorter's Charcoal Blues.

Slagle's combo on this record includes:   Lawrence Fields on keys; Scott Colley on bass; Bill Stewart on drums; Roman Diaz on conga and percussion; and, Dave Stryker on guitar.  You can hear cuts from Dedication on Jazz 91.9 WCLK during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., as well as on Jazz Tones Sundays from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Clark Atlanta University

Your Health Connection on WCLK is community engagement from the Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University. Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm as we have a live discussion about health literacy. How much do you know about cancer? Which base line medical care is important? How do you talk with your doctor? Paula will talk about it with you and her guest experts, including Jennifer Harris from the CDC, Glenda Knight from the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Iris Feinberg from Georgia State University.

Did you know you can donate your used car to Jazz 91.9 WCLK and help support public radio?  Turn your used vehicle into valuable radio programming for the entire community. We'll take cars, trucks, vans, RV's, boats if they are on a trailer, and motorcycles that are running. 

Donating is easy! Just call 1 (888) 448-3925. A representative will explain all the details, including whether your vehicle will qualify and the possibility of same-day service.

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Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Monday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. for the live simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta's coverage of the 50th  Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service from historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Bernice A. King. We invite you to listen to WCLK during this annual King Day tradition, Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.  on Atlanta’s Jazz Station.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Justin Carr, Director of Partnerships for the Westside Future Fund. Carr explains how the Westside Future Fund came into being and the impact areas they serve which are Vine City, English Avenue, Ashview Heights and the Atlanta University Center. 

To assist community retention, they are managing an Anti-Displacement Tax Fund. This will allow homeowners to "freeze" their property taxes at the rates in place when they apply. 

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University presents for one night only the Tivon Pennicott Quartet on Saturday, January 13 at 7:30  p.m. The quartet features Marietta Native, Tivon Pennicott on tenor saxophone along with Sullivan Fortner on piano.  Pennicott is a two time Grammy Award winner, and has performed and recorded with Kenny Burrell, Esperanza Spaulding and Gregory Porter. This is his first Spivey Hall appearance.  The show will be hosted by WCLK's Mark Angel.

Jazz Tones Insights - Jazz Congress 2018

Jan 11, 2018

I will watch and report back to Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners as I attend The 2018 Inaugural Jazz Congress on January 11 and 12 in New York City.   This event, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jazz Times, is designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global Jazz community.  

You're Somebody's Type - Please Donate Blood

Jan 11, 2018

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers continues to face an emergency need for all blood types in January. Patients in Greater Atlanta hospitals are counting on local blood donors and first time donors to survive and heal.   Help by donating blood today.  Visit www.lifesouth.org to find a blood drive near you or call 888-795-2702.  Your community is counting on you, please donate blood today. Here are a list of upcoming Atlanta area blood drives:

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.  The Suite Jazz Series presents on Thursday, January 11 for one night, one performance only, Saxophonist and Vocalist Marqueal Jordan, along with the Suite Jazz Band. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.   More information about the Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

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