Join Dr. Judi Crocker Billingsley Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on 91.9 WCLK For Dr. Judi, The People's Advocate.  She'll be joined by Dr. Alieizoria Redd for a frank discussion about the problem of homeless youth in Atlanta and Georgia.

Recent data from the Atlanta Children's Shelter shows that close to 60,000 Georgia children and teenagers experience homelessness every year, with nearly half of those under six years old. Dr. Redd has a degree in Psychology from the University of Memphis, and an MSW and a Ph.D in Policy, Planning, Administration and Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only on Thursday, July 6, Saxophonist Vincent Ingala. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information about the Suite Jazz Series including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Join me for the Sunday,  Jazz Suite on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. as we honor the life and music of Geri Allen.  It was such an honor to have met Geri and share a little "girl talk" along with a multi-generational group of fans.  We were greeting, hugging and smiling in "awe" at the pretty, soft spoken, kind and humble powerhouse, Geri Allen. 

A Pianist/Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Guggenheim Fellow, Allen was in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008, to perform at Sisters Chapel on the campus of Spelman College with longtime musician, collaborator,  Jazz Vocalist and friend Carmen Lundy.

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Few captured the sleek, swinging sophistication of jazz better than pianist, composer, and bandleader John Lewis, who had a long, deep, personal relationship with Jazz at Lincoln Center. “He used to always call our program a miracle,” says Wynton Marsalis. “He used to always say, ‘Keep that miracle going.’”

Nationwide Insurance has partnered with The Local Take to share financial strategies with our listeners on a quarterly basis.  

This week we are joined in the studio by Mr. Derek Campbell of the Derek Campbell Insurance Agency - Nationwide to talk about Business Insurance. 

Check out my exclusive interview with Grammy winning music legend---Miss Patti LaBelle! #UPFRONT caught up with the in demand singer to chat about her first jazz album, Bel Hommage.  She also talks about her song selection process and why she waited so long to release this project. Miss Patti also opens up about her new book, Desserts LaBelle Soulful Sweets to Sing About and tells a heart touching story about her Redemptive Red Velvet Cake. 

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Iconic Jazz Legend, Herbie Hancock will headline the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 43rd Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall.  The evening will be filled with a tremendous amount of Jazz, verve and celebration.  The Jazz 91.9 benefit concert is a centerpiece for WCLK’s fundraising efforts to continue providing uninterrupted, quality programming and service to Greater Atlanta. 

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 for one night only, Guitarist Paul Brown. Brown has worked with artists including Peter White, Marc Antoine, and Chris Standring, among others. Brown plays on Thursday night, June 29. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and jazz at 7:30pm. Information about the Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Jazz 91.9  WCLK is partnering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help provide meals to families in need. 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.

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New Music On WCLK

New Music: Paris In The Rain By Sarah McKenzie

Australian Singer, Pianist, Composer and Arranger, Sarah McKenzie has a strong sophmore record out on Impulse called Paris In The Spring . Produced by Brian Bacchus - who Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know from his work with Norah Jones, Lizz Wright and Gregory Porter - Paris In The Spring features Jazz classics including: Tea For Two and Jobim's Triste , as well as her own original compositions. You can hear songs from Sarah McKenzie at various times on 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 acknowledges July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month by speaking with Dr. Sheila Williams about her life journey that led her to a career in the mental health. She shares that her mother was diagnosed with clinical depression. Growing up she understood that something was wrong with her mother, but she was repeatedly misdiagnosed.

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Your Health Connection With Pattie Walden

Community Engagement From The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at CAU.

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