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.

St. James Live Presents the GF Jazz Masters!

Nov 10, 2017

St. James Live has been providing live jazz in South Fulton for over two years and continues that tradition with a series of Saturday evening jazz concerts. This week, they’re presenting the GF Jazz Masters for one show only. Showtime is 8 p.m. St. James Live is located off Camp Creek Parkway at 3220 Butner Road. Reservation information is available here.

Join WCLK's Mark Angel for an evening of classic jazz at Clayton State's Spivey Hall on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will featuring The Kenny Barron Trio.  

The Los Angeles Times calls Barron “One of the top jazz pianists in the world." He has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master makes a welcome return to Spivey Hall following his critically acclaimed Trio release, Book of Intuition.

Programming on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at the Atlanta Business League, presenting their 84th annual meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  This event features Dekalb County CEO Michael Thurmond as keynote speaker.  The anual meeting will also feature the induction of 2017 ABL Hall of Fame Honorees:  Columbia Residential CEO, Noel Khalil; Meat Masters CEO, Dionne Moore Peasant; and, Griffin Strong Inc. CEO, Rodney K. Strong.

November 9: Suite Jazz Series Presents Karen Briggs

Nov 8, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.  Jazz Violinist Karen Briggs has played for over a decade with Yanni, and has worked with Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Dave Grusin and others. 

You've heard her music on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK. The Suite Jazz Series Presents Karen Briggs, one performance -one night only, Thursday, November 9.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.  More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

In The HBCU Tradition-Zora Neale Hurston

Nov 7, 2017
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Zora Neale Hurston is an American novelist who also made major contributions to African American Literature. Did you know that Ms. Hurston also attended Howard University, a Historically Black College and University/HBCU? Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK as we probe the proud unheralded history of HBCUs in a special screening of Stanley Nelson's new documentary Tell them We Are Rising on the historic HBCU campus of Clark Atlanta University.  The event will take place on November 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Cole Research Center.  To RSVP for the special screening of Tell Them We Are Rising and panel discussion  CLICK HERE.

New Music: Intangible By Patrick Bradley

Nov 6, 2017

L.A. based Keyboardist Patrick Bradley has just released his third successive solo project in collaboration with Guitarist (and friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK), Jeff Lorber.   Intangible, on his own Song Factory label, features horn solos from Andrew Carney, a guest appearance by Guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr., Jimmy Haslip on bass and Gary Novak on drums. You can hear cuts from Intangible at various times during the day on Jazz 91.9, in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   

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It was all about female empowerment last night during the “RISE Above” Campaign at the Fabulous Fox Theater’s Egyptian Ballroom. The event was free and open to the public and featured live performances from soul music star Goapele and Grammy-nominated R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn. There was also poetry, giveaways and an insightful conversation about women’s health and wellness, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

 

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This week on #UPFRONT! I got a chance to chat with New York Times bestselling author, renowned spiritual success coach and Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin about his new book, The Hollywood Commandments. He also opens up about his upcoming animated film, "The Star," which opens in theaters later on this month.

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