Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by St. James Live, presenting for one night only Sunday, July 15, Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Chris Godber. Godber has performed with Snarky Puppy, Gerald Albright, and Tower of Power, among others. Doors open 6:00 p.m., with showtime at 7:00 p.m.   St. James Live is located at 3220 Butner Road in Atlanta (30331).

Check out a first look at season two of FX’s dramatic series Snowfall. The show returns to primetime on July 19 at 10 p.m. EST.

This week on The Local Take on WCLK we discuss criminal justice reform again as I speak with Community Organizaer Carla Taylor, who is working with Women on the Rise. They are holding a National Town Hall that will focus on ending the incarceration of women and girls. This event will take place on Saturday, July 21st at the IBEW Auditorium on Pulliam Street in Downtown Atlanta. Registration will begin at 11:30, there will be lunch and childcare provided.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is jumping from building to building in the high-action film, Skyscraper.  It opens in theaters this weekend.

July 11 is officially “Niecy Nash Day” in Los Angeles. The CLAWS actress received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week with much fanfare. She was joined by POSE creator Ryan Murphy and comedic icon Cedric the Entertainer, who both said some kind words about their friend. Also present were her CLAWS cast mates Harold Perrineau, Jenn Lyon and Judy Reyes.

July 12: Suite Jazz Series Presents Doc Powell

Jul 11, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by he Suite Food Lounge, home of the Suite Jazz Series. This Thursday evening, July 12, The Suite Jazz Series presents Jazz Guitarist and Producer Doc Powell. Powel played guitar with Luther Vandross for 15 years and has played with Prince, Chaka Khan and Kirk Franklin among others. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information about the Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK welcomes the support of the Mabra Law Firm, which now brings you daily traffic reports by Fonda Smith during Morning Jazz with Morris Baxter and the SOUL of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Krimson Community Foundation, presenting their Night Under The Stars with The Nupes, Algebra Blessett, Anthony David, and Gritz & Jelly Butter. The event takes place from 6pm-10pm on Saturday, July 28 at Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Blue Stone Road NE. Proceeds from this event will help fund Krimson Community Foundation's scholarships and mentorship programs. Ticket information is available here, or call 678-516-5891.

NEW MUSIC: Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975

Jul 10, 2018

Straight-ahead Jazz fans are in for a treat with the new release from Elemental Music -- Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975.  Elemental Music continues their great work on re-issues and archival releases with a complete previously unissued quartet performance by the great Dexter Gordon. This astonishing concert marked Gordon's first appearance ever in Japan, backed by an all-star rhythm section consisting of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums.

Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Ernestine Faircloth about National Association of Black Military Women.  Ms. Faircloth shares with us information about the founding of this organization that had their first gathering in Hampton, Virginia in 1976.  After a few years of coming together socially the organization dedicated itself to service.

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NEW MUSIC: Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975

Straight-ahead Jazz fans are in for a treat with the new release from Elemental Music -- Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975. Elemental Music continues their great work on re-issues and archival releases with a complete previously unissued quartet performance by the great Dexter Gordon. This astonishing concert marked Gordon's first appearance ever in Japan, backed by an all-star rhythm section consisting of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums.

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