Michael Franks has been a leading contemporary Jazz vocalist since the days of his 1975 collaboration with the Crusaders, The Art of Tea.  He's released his first record in eight years, The Music In My Head(Shanachie).  The record features 10 original songs produced by Gil Goldstein, who has produced recent records for Jill Scott, Esperanza Spalding and Chris Botti.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by The Suite Food Lounge, home of the Suite Jazz Series. Thursday, June 21 the Suite Jazz Series presents Saxophonist Paul Taylor. Doors open at 6:30pm, with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information about the Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here. The Suite Food Lounge is located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Wolf Creek Amphitheater, presenting an evening of Smooth Jazz with the Dave Koz Summer Horns Tour at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Wolf Creek.   Koz and Albright will be joined by Richard Elliott, Rick Braun and Pieces of A Dream.

NEW MUSIC: Go Time Brooklyn By Grace Kelly

Jun 20, 2018

Korean-American-Bostonian Jazz Saxophonist and Vocalist, Grace Kelly has a new record out called Go Time Brooklyn, on Pazz.   Kelly is considered at top millennial Jazz player, and after eight years straight of being named in the Downbeat Critics Poll, she was also named 2016 'Rising Star-Alto Saxophone.' Her latest record features her unmistakeable vocals, horn solos and a choice of material that ranges from the Rolling Stones to Duke Ellington.

Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for the June edition of Your Health Connection. We'll take a look at the year in review at the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University (CCRTD).  CCRTD is attempting to crack the genetic code of prostate cancer, and addressing health disparities in  the African American Community, as well as training the next generation of minority molecular biologists. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the 24th Annual Thomas A. Dorsey Birthplace Festival, which takes place Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23 at The Mill Ampitheatre in Downtown Villa Rica.  Friday's events feature Jazz music by 4 Korners and the Kerwin L. Felix Band. On Saturday, June 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, the Canton Spirituals and the Thomas A. Dorsey Choir will perform. This is the church where gospel music legend Dorsey learned to play the piano. Then at 6:30 p.m.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Karla Porch from the Empowerment Resource Center. I ask her about their event Take Charge. Get Tested on June 27th between 12pm -  4pm at Historic Hurt Park in downtown Atlanta to celebrate National HIV Testing Day.

She speaks about the ability to take an HIV test and get your results in a few minutes. She shares information about the services that they provide to assist anyone who test positive or negative. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Robert Hydrick, Communications Manager with the Georgia Office of Highway Safety about the new Hands Free Georgia Act which becomes law on July 1st. 

Hydrick explains some activities that we see everyday are currently illegal. The new law makes it illegal for your phone to touch any part of your body while you are driving. 

Similar laws in other states have resulted in decreases in traffic deaths by a minimum of 10%, with some states experiencing decreases up to 20%. 

June is Men's Health Month. The CheckUp with Dr. Courtney Shelton, MD, welcomes Kevin Humphries, who is the Men's Health Coordinator for the Dekalb County Board of Health. Together they talk about how men can take control of their health and catch health issues before they become chronic or life-threatening. They touch on topics including prostate health, cardiovascular health, diet and nutrition, sexual health and mental health issues. Real men take control of their lives and their health so that they are there for their families through the years.

June 17: Johnathan Fritzen At St. James Live

Jun 14, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by St. James Live, located at 3220 Butner Road (30331).   St. James Live presents Keyboardist and Composer Johnathan Fritzen, bringing his 10th Anniversary Tour.   Fritzen has played with Gerald Albright, Boney James and was part of Dave Koz's Jazz Cruise.   See Johnathan Fritzen Live on Sunday, June 17 - doors open at 6:00 p.m. with showtime at 7:00 p.m. Ticket information is available here.

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New Music On WCLK

NEW MUSIC: The Music In My Head By Michael Franks

Michael Franks has been a leading contemporary Jazz vocalist since the days of his 1975 collaboration with the Crusaders, The Art of Tea . He's released his first record in eight years, The Music In My Head (Shanachie). The record features 10 original songs produced by Gil Goldstein, who has produced recent records for Jill Scott, Esperanza Spalding and Chris Botti. The Music In My Head brings Franks' unmistakeable vocals to the front. The record also features some of the last session work by...

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Take Charge Get Tested - National HIV Testing Day is June 27th

This week on The Local Take I speak with Karla Porch from the Empowerment Resource Center. I ask her about their event Take Charge. Get Tested on June 27th between 12pm - 4pm at Historic Hurt Park in downtown Atlanta to celebrate National HIV Testing Day. She speaks about the ability to take an HIV test and get your results in a few minutes. She shares information about the services that they provide to assist anyone who test positive or negative. The Empowerment Resource Center offers low...

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Community Engagement From The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at CAU.

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