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Don't forget to catch this week's edition of "UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. I got a chance to chat with child stars Nadej Bailey and Lil Dee Dee and their acting coach + accomplish TV and film actor Neko Parham

Jazz 91.9  WCLK is partnering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help provide meals to families in need between now and the end of our Fiscal Year on June 30. Here’s how it works: When you contribute to WCLK online,  instead of receiving a thank you gift like of one our tote bags or t-shirts… you can choose  to provide meals for families in need. It’s that simple and that powerful.

The Local Take speaks with Ron McIntyre, the playwright, and Paris Crayton III, the director of the new production A Piece of My Mind - A Group of Black Men and Boys Speak

The gentlemen explain that while the play is made up of monologues they come together in the form of one story. The production begins on Father's Day weekend at the Performance Factory.

Drummer J-Fly stopped by Midday Jazz with Rivablue to encourage  Jazz 91.9  WCLK listeners to support WCLK with a financial donation during its Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign.   J-Fly will be performing at City Winery on Friday, June 16 with Frank McComb, Phillippia, Ryan Kilgore, D J Naturel and Host Hank Stewart.

New Music: Let It Go By Norman Brown

Jun 9, 2017

Norman Brown's debut release on Shananchie (and his first solo release in five years) is called Let It Go.  The new release includes includes Jazz and R&B flavors, with plenty of the guitar virtuosity that Brown's long-time fans and Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know so well.

He joins with Chante Moore for "Holding You," and re-imagines the Five Stair Steps classic "Oooh Child" for a new era.  Brown is also joined by:   BWB Bandmates, Rick Braun and Kirk Whalum; Sounds of Blackness; Marion Meadows;  and, S.O.U.L & TrayCar.  

Norman  is a friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  You can hear cuts from Let It Go on WCLK at various times, including during Serenade to the City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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June 8: Brian Bromberg Live At Suite Food Lounge

Jun 7, 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. The Suite Jazz Series presents Brian Bromberg. He's recorded with Kirk Whalum, George Duke and other Jazz all stars.  Bassist and Composer, Brian Bromberg appears live for one show only Thursday, June 8 - doors open 6:30 p.m., dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.  Information including tables or tickets for the Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Insights - Christian Sands

Jun 6, 2017

On Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday June 4, 2017, I interviewed Christian Sands, a five-time Grammy-nominated pianist and renowned musician whose versatility is showcased in his new release, Reach.  "The collection here is about reaching new ideas and reaching new music", said Sands, who blends a range of styles including Afro-Cuban rhythms, Hip-Hop Beats and Dirty Blues in this latest work, which features  Christian McBride as a special guest.  A musician since age four, Sands composed his first piece of music at age five and was nurtured by Dr. Billy Taylor as  a teenager .  

Finally! A first look trailer for VH1’s upcoming drama, “Daytime Divas” starring Vanessa Williams + Tichina Arnold and premiering Monday, June 5 at 10 p.m.

 

The series is based on Star Jones‘ best selling book, Satan’s Sisters and follows a fictitious long-running talk show titled “The Lunch Hour” that is hosted by five female co-hosts including Williams and Arnold along with Chloe Bridges, Camille Guaty and Fiona Gubelmann.

 

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New Music: Treblemaker By Ragan Whiteside

Ragan Whiteside's Jazz flute stylings bring to mind such contemporary giants as the late Dave Valentin or Najee in his early work. Jazz 91.9 WCLK always features her work, because it is outstanding as well she has chosen to make Atlanta her home when she's not touring. She's been in our studio and at our events for years. Treblemaker features a who's-who of accompanists, including: Bob Baldwin, J-Fly, Kim Waters, Marion Meadows, Tom Browne, The PR Experience and Frank McComb, among others. You can hear cuts from Treblemaker at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

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Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Dr. Aaron Anderson and Dr. Monica Parker from the Emory Healthy Aging and Emory Brain Health Centers. Dr. Aaron Anderson, Asst. Professor of Neurology at the Emory University College of Medicine speaks about healthy aging and using research to understand what factors can be intervened for better outcomes.

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