Laila Biali (VIDEO)

May 7, 2017

Laila Biali is an award-winning Canadian pianist and vocalist who is earning accolades for her distinctive Jazz vocals.Laila's growing world recognition includes performances at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, as well as Carnegie Hall. She's recorded with Sting and toured with Chris Botti and Paula Cole. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, garnered a Juno nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. Her follow-up album, Live in Concert, earned a four-star review and was named one of The Best Albums of 2013 by Downbeat magazine. Laila has just premiered the video for her new release, Love. Learn more at

Congratulations goes to acclaimed Actor, Playwright and Director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson! The star of BET’s “The Quad” picked up a Tony Award nomination for Wilson‘s classic, “JITNEY.” The show also earned nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for John Douglas Thompson.


The Local Take Talks To ABL Honoree Thomas Dortch

May 7, 2017

This edition of The Local Take, I talk with Thomas Dortch, past chairman of the Atlanta Business League (ABL).  Most often we speak with Mr. Dortch about the ABL but this time we talk about his receiving the League Leadership award at the 39th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon. 

Check out the Saturday,  May 6 edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.  This edition features playwright Kendrell Bowman, who talks about his new musical, “An Evening with Phyllis Hyman." Atlanta Journal Constitution Video Journalist, Ryon Horne discusses his Pulitzer Prize nominated project, "Doctors & Sex Abuse." Celebrity Life Coach Jennifer Lester stops by the studios to discuss her new book, 14 Ways to Find Your Amazing; and, we finish the second part of our interview with "Greenleaf" actor GregAlan Williams.

Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m., R&B and Contemporary Jazz Artist, Phil Perry will headline the 24th Annual Jazz Under The Stars Concert.   Also performing will be the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the CAU Jazz Orchestra.   The concert will be held on the CAU Campus at the Harkness Hall Quadrangle.  Jazz Under The Stars is a rain or shine event, hosted by the CAU Guild with UPS as presenting sponsor.  Ticket information is available here or by calling 404-880-8136.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. CEO of TWD, Inc. for his selection to receive the prestigious League Leadership Award at the 2017 Atlanta Business League CEO Awards Luncheon on May 16.   In 1990, Mr. Dortch became Chief Administrator for US Senator Sam Nunn, becoming the first African American to serve in this capacity.   Among his many roles and accomplishments, Mr. Dortch serves as CEO or chairman of numerous companies and established the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. as well as economic advocacy organizations.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Gregory B. Levett, Sr. CEO of Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. for his selection to receive the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2017 Atlanta Business League CEO Awards Luncheon on May 16. Gregory and his wife opened their first funeral chapel in 1980.  They operate four chapels and a crematory, currently. Mr. Levett is a very active leader in the community, serving:  as a member of the Saint Philip AME Church Steward Board; member and former president of the DeKalb Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America; and, chairman of the DeKalb Hospital Authority which oversees hospital bonds valued annually at 250 million dollars.

May 4: Suite Jazz Series Presents Nick Colionne(VIDEO)

May 3, 2017

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes in part from Suite Food Lounge presenting the Suite Jazz Series. On Thursday, May 4,  7:30 PM, one night only, the Suite Jazz Series will feature performances by Jazz Guitarist and Vocalist, Nick Colionne. Colionne delivers each song with his signature Jazz style which is both urban and contemporary.  WCLK listeners know his music well.  Enjoy an evening with Nick Colionne on May 4 at Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.   Doors open at 6:30 PM and, dinner and Jazz begin at 7:30 PM.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK - Jazzette * Spring 2017 Issue

May 2, 2017

Click here to read the Spring 2017 Issue of the Jazzette, the Jazz 91.9 WCLK monthly newsletter.  Inside:  The Music Event of the Summer + A Noteworthy Cause *salutes* @ACFB + Fresh MARTA Market  live music and events  +   Jazz Profile and CD Poll Winners   more…

Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Chick-fil-A Chairman and CEO, Dan T. Cathy for his selection to receive the prestigious Herman J. Russell CEO of the Year Award at the 2017 Atlanta Business League CEO Awards Luncheon, Tuesday May 16 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.


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