Morris Baxter, host, Morning Jazz on Jazz 91.9 WCLK will emcess the the Ken Ford King of Strings concert on Friday, November 24 at Center Stage in Atlanta.   One of Atlanta’s most popular Jazz Violinists, Ken Ford performs around the nation and has recorded performed around multiple CDs since 2001, including his most newest project, Eleven.   Along with Ken is  DJ Salah Ananse.  Ken Ford’s music is regularly featured on Jazz 91.9 and he continues to be a proud WCLK member.   Ticket information available here.

November 16: Suite Jazz Series Presents Euge Groove

Nov 15, 2017

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by The Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. Thursday night for one night, one performance only, Euge Groove. He'll be unveiling his new release Groove On in a special release party in ATL before the rest of the country. WCLK listeners know Groove's smooth saxophone sounds, as he is heard regularly on the station. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

Join us Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for the monthly edition of Your Health Connection, from the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University (CCRTD).   Paula Gwynn Grant is your host for this informative, live hour of interactive talk.

The Atlanta Business League (ABL) will host their 84th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  At this Annual Meeting business leaders are inducted into the ABL Business Hall of Fame.   On the November 11 edition of The Local Take, we speak with two of the inductees, Noel Khalil and Rodney K. Strong. 

Noel Khalil is the founder and owner of Columbia Residential, LLC which  began in 1991. I speak with Mr. Khalil about his decision to become an entrepreneur.  He shares that his business focuses on affordable housing. 

Join me on Jazz Tones, November 12 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I will interview Dave Potter, an  Atlanta resident and drummer.  He is a native of  Durham, North Carolina and has three (3) releases to his credit as a leader.   Dave often performs at  Jazz Festivals and other performances as a drummer with the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet and Marcus Roberts. His  early musical  influences were Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Narada Michael Walden and  Tony Williams. Dave's recent  release is You Already Know and features Dave Potter on drums, Jason Marsalis on vibes, Will Goble and Louis Heriveaux on piano, Darren English on trumpet and Miguel Alverado on reeds.

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will present a “Queen Sugar Red Carpet Season Finale Special" this Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30 p.m. following the 90-minute extended season two finale episode.

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This week's edition of #UPFRONT features jazz vocalist Kathleen Bertrand as she talks about her new album, It’s Time to Love. This is Bertrand’s first project in six years and it features collaborations with Phil Davis, Tyrone Jackson, Tony Hightower and The Dangerfeel Newbies.

HBCUs Tell Them We Are Rising on The Local Take

Nov 11, 2017

This week on The Local Take in support of the WCLK Screening for Stanley Nelson's new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising I speak with two HBCU graduates with strong ties to Atlanta. 

WCLK Salutes Our Veterans

Nov 11, 2017
Georgia Army National Guard photo by Capt. William Carraway

WCLK wishes health, happiness and offers our grateful thanks to all veterans who have served America at home and abroad. Thanks to you and your families for the sacrifices you have made for the rest of us. And special thanks to our Georgia Guard members making a difference on the home front, particularly during recent devastating weather events. A number of restaurants across America are offering free meals or food items to veterans today for Veterans Day.

Join me on Jazz  Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday November 12, from 3- 7 pm. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant about her recent release Dreams and Daggers(Mack Avenue). The release features Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on double bass, Lawrence Leathers on drums, Catalyst Quartet on strings, and Sullivan Fortner piano. This is Salvant's third album and it shows her developing curosity for the history of  American music and the connections between jazz and other genres.

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Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday November 12, from 3- 7 pm. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant about her recent release Dreams and Daggers(Mack Avenue). The release features Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on double bass, Lawrence Leathers on drums, Catalyst Quartet on strings, and Sullivan Fortner piano. This is Salvant's third album and it shows her developing curosity for the history of American music and the...

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This week on The Local Take in support of the WCLK Screening for Stanley Nelson's new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising I speak with two HBCU graduates with strong ties to Atlanta. First I'm joined by former Judge Nina Hickson who graduated from Howard University. Nina speaks to the culture found at HBCU's and the opportunity for leadership roles. She speaks about her family tradition of attending historically Black colleges and universities at a time when often these were the only schools...

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