Join me Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on WCLK as I talk with Tommy Dortch, Vice Chair of Public Policy for the Atlanta Business League.  He joins us to talk about the ABL's upcoming 10th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business, taking place Tuesday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Morehouse College Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center.  This annual event shows African American entrepreneurs how to find governmental funding to grow their businesses.  Dortch shares that over $10 billion in government spending will take place in metro-Atlanta in 2017.  From expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to MARTA , Tommy Dortch explains that small and medium size business should "show-up in order to show-out".

Atlanta Opera Presents Don Pasquale

Mar 13, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at The Atlanta Opera, presenting for the first time in Atlanta, Don Pasquale, March 25, 28, 31 and April 2 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  The production features Burak Bilgili and 2017 Grammy Nominee Georgia Jarman. This production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale is set in the Golden Age of Hollywood.  A pre-opera talk is open for attendees an hour before each performance. Ticket information is available at 404-881-8885 or by clicking here.

This week we speak with Marshall Taggart, president of the Clark Atlanta University National Alumni Association about the upcoming Sprit of Greatness Awards.

Join us Saturday, March 11  at 7:30 a.m. on 91.9 WCLK for The CheckUp with Dr. Courtney Shelton MD.  Dr. Shelton will be joined by Chiropractor Dr. Mark Smith for a compelling discussion about how to manage pain.

In  2014 nearly 14,000 Americans died from opioid pain medication overdoses. During a wave of prescription drug addiction and overdoses, does chiropractic care offer a safe alternative to managing your pain? Dr. Shelton will talk about the ways that alternative treatments can compliment traditional medicine.

Insights - Nate Smith On Jazz Tones Sunday

Mar 10, 2017
Johnalynn Holland

Sunday, March 12 on Jazz Tones, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK , I will interview Nate Smith -- drummer, composer and producer.   Smith, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, will share insights into his recent release on Water Baby Music, Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere.  According to Smith "In conceiving this project, I wanted to focus on creating the material with very few ingredients; just improvising at the drums or piano singing ideas into a voice recorder, focusing primarily on rhythm and melody. I want to see what other ingredients the players or singers would bring to the material. I am interested in a true band sound."

Jazz Passages: Dave Valentin 1952-2017

Mar 9, 2017

The passing of legendary flautist, Dave Valentin, sent shock waves in the Jazz and Latin music communities. His sound was an indelible fixture in the burgeoning world of Jazz/Latin fusion and he had that uncanny ability to bring those two worlds together. I first heard Mr. Valentin's work on the seminal, dance floor Jazz classic "Land Of The Third Eye" and then of course his collaborations with the likes of Patti Austin, Angela Bofill, Noel Pointer, Nuyorican Soul and many more. He was the very first artist signed to what many people site as one of the leading labels in Contemporary Jazz, GRP Records. His sound was distinctive, soulful and unforgettable.

EXPRESS YOURSELF! Tell Us Your Top Five!

Mar 8, 2017

Jazz 91.9 WCLK wants to know the names of your top Jazz songs. Click here to complete a brief survey about your favorite Jazz music.    Your individual responses will be kept in strict confidence.  

Tune in during the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Spring - Membership Matter - Campaign, Wednesday, March 29 through April 9 to hear Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners top Jazz songs of all time!

New Music: #knowingishalfthebattle By Orrin Evans

Mar 8, 2017

Pianist Orrin Evans has been playing on and making Jazz records since 1995.  Among others, he's studied under Kenny Barron.  On his 26 record #knowingishalfthebattle, Evans is joined by fellow Philadelphia natives Kevin Eubanks and Kurt Rosenwinkle for Straight-Ahead Jazz sounds that also nods to Electronica at times.

You can hear select cuts from #knowingishalfthebattle on Jazz 91.9 WCLK during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. You can learn more about Orrin Evans by clicking here.

March 9: Suite Jazz Series Presents Selina Albright

Mar 7, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents Singer-Songwriter, Selina Albright on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.   Albright shows vocal influences that include Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Whitney Houston and Lalah Hathaway.   For more information including reservations, click here.

March 9: CAU Open House!

Mar 6, 2017

Clark Atlanta University Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions is hosting an Open House on Thursday, March 9.  The Open House will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the CAU Campus in Wright Young Hall, Room 139.   This is your opportunity to learn more about masters, specialist and doctoral programs at Clark Atlanta University.  You can also find out how to apply to graduate school. 

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