Click the following link to preview the January 2013 edition of the Jazzette, the Jazz 91.9 WCLK monthly eNewsletter: http://www.wclk.com/january-2013-jazzette-jazz-919-wclk-monthly-enewsletter

Jazzy reading! 

Shed Jackson

Jazz 91.9 WCLK  - The Jazz of the City – proudly presents its 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Jazz Icons,  legendary Keyboardist, George Duke and incomparable Saxophonist Gerald Albright on Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.   

J-Fly and Joey Sommerville are two key members of the Atlanta Jazz Family, and they always take time to drop by WCLK when they are playing in town.  Today they joined Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz, heard weekdays 2p-6p on The Jazz of The City. 

Friday night February 1 will find J-Fly & The Fly Trap accompanied by Joey Sommerville and special guest Donnie at Acoustix, on Marietta Street.  They caught up with Jamal on a stormy hump-day afternoon, telling tales of musical derring-do from around the world and right here at home.

If you missed Morris In The Morning on WCLK you missed today's motivation, called "The Wheel Of Fortune."  You can hear it on demand here.

Here Morris Baxter's Motivations each weekday morning @ 745 845 and 945 a.  Exclusively on Jazz 91.9 FM The Jazz of the City, Jazz All Over Stronger Than Ever.

Trumpeter Melvin Jones is joining Nicole Sweeney for Friday Jazz At The High Museum Friday, January 18 at 5pm.  Jones will be joined by Saxophonist Mace Hibbard, Bassist Marc Miller, Louis Heriveaux on piano, and Marvin Patton on drums.

Jones has played with everyone from TLC to Quincy Jones, Erykah Badu to Stevie Wonder, and most everyone in between.  He's a Morehouse graduate and spent time there as Interim Director of Bands and Instrumental Studies.   In recent years he has toured with Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

Atlanta is like a second home to Grammy-nominated Pianist Robert Glasper.  He took time away today from recording and writing sessions in the ATL to talk a few minutes with Nicole Sweeney on The Midday Jazz Swing on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

He's in town working on sessions with Lil' Jon Roberts and Russell Gunn, and is writing material for the upcoming Chaka Khan album he will be producing, as well as the follow up to Black Radio, tentatively titled Black Radio Volume 2.

Jamal Ahmad(The S.O.U.L. of Jazz) was joined by young lions drummer Terreon Gully, trombonist Andre Hayward & pianist Marc Cary to talk about their involvement in the Jazz Education Network Conference and also to discuss the future of jazz music. Collectively, the three have played with the likes of Sting, Dianne Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Lauryn Hill and many others. It was a conversation that shed light on the perspectives of active jazz musicians and the changes that need to be made to ensure this music thrives in the 21st century.

WCLK Profiles Features INROADS

Jan 4, 2013

This week on WCLK Profiles we'll feature INROADS, an organization dedicated to providing outstanding, diverse paid interns to America's largest corporations, providing a way into the boardrooms of tomorrow to today's minority communities.

Our guests will include INROADS President and CEO Forest T. Harper, Jr., and Clark Atlanta University Student Arlena Gillespie, who is currently working on an INROADS internship with Met Life in Atlanta.

For more information about INROADS, you can visit their website here.

http://www.wycliffegordon.com/

The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences.  Their annual conferences bring together musicians, students, educators and jazz authorities for four days of performances, seminars and informal opportunities for those just starting out in jazz music to mingle and learn from those who have made a lifetime of it.

CAU President Carlton Brown Featured On CAU Now

Dec 21, 2012

CAU Director of Strategic Communications and University Relations Donna Brock sits down and discusses the current state of CAU and college education in general on CAU Now on WCLK, airing Saturday morning at 7:30, immediately preceding Tavis Smiley.

Brown touches on the impact of tightened student loan requirements, the continuing importance of an HBCU education, and the difference it can make when a young person attends the college of their choice.

CAU Now is a regular public affairs presentation of WCLK, the radio voice of Clark Atlanta University.

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