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Don’t forget to join me, Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m.. for another exciting edition of “UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.

This week I'll be talking to R&B superstar and New Edition Member, Johnny Gill about his latest single, "5000 Miles" featuring Jaheim. We'll also talk about the highly successful "New Edition Story," which aired in January on BET; and, his current tour with Charlie Wilson and Fantasia.

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This week on The Local Take I speak with Gary Golio and Charlotte Riley-Webb about the children's book:

Strange Fruit Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song. The children's novel  for those age Eight - 12 shares not only the biography of the legendary Jazz singer but also her serendipitous meeting with: Abel Meeropol, Barney Joesphson and John Hammond.

Five time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves returns to the Rialto Center stage for one night only and we are here for it! Reeves is called the “vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan” by the New York Times— and is unquestionably among the finest singers of the last 30 years.

Join us Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for Dr. Judi, The People's Advocate.  Dr. Judi is joined by Clark Atlanta University Sociologist, Dr. Barbara Harris Combs for a fascinating discussion about the real world issues faced by the protagonist in Moonlight.  Moonlight is a feature film by Barry Jenkins  that was recently selected Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Spivey Hall is a proud supporter of Jazz on WCLK. They are bringing Trumpeter Sean Jones and his quartet on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30pm. The quartet includes Orrin Evans in keys, Luques Curtis on bass, and Mark Whitfield, Jr. on Drums. Acoustically superb Spivey Hall is located on the Campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, just 10 minutes south of the perimeter on I-75. The Show will be hosted by Mark Angel, host of the Contemporary Jazz Showcase on WCLK.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  is sponsored in part by The Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta. On Thursday, March 2, The Suite Jazz Series brings guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Steve Oliver to the stage for one night only. He's been on the Billboard charts and on Contemporary Jazz tours, earning a reputation for his versatility including flavors of Latin, World Music and Electronic sounds. Reservation information for The Suite Jazz Series, featuring guitarist Steve Oliver is available at 404-577-2500 or click here for more information.

Mads Tolling is a two time Grammy-winning violinist who brings back some of the best loved TV and other optimistic music of the 1960s on his new release Playing the 60s. In addition to his quartet, Tolling welcomes guest musicians including:   Stanley Clarke, Kenny Washington and Kalil Wilson.  You can hear cuts from Playing the 60s 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.

The 2017 Atlanta Jewish Music Festival is back and kicks-off, Thursday, March 2 at The City Winery Atlanta with David BuchBinder's Odessa/Havana. The award-winning trumpeter and composer teams up with a crew of top Jazz and world musicians to present an exhilarating, unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection.

Saunders Sermons & Jason V. Watts Presents… wraps its month-long music series—The Soul Cabaret Series—at City Winery Atlanta with double Grammy Award-Winning Trombonist, Composer, Vocalist and series Founder, Saunders Sermons, II on Monday, February 27.   Saunders has distinguished himself on stages around the world with industry icons like Maxwell, Jay Z and Sean Combs.  He’s performed on the soundtrack for the 2007 Denzel Washington film American Gangster and has performed on TV Shows with Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jay Leno.

Insights - Jazz Tones: Carmen Lundy Talks Code Noir

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Join me Sunday, February 26 on Jazz Tones on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.   I talk with renowned vocalist Carmen Lundy about her new Afrasia Productions release Code Noir.  According to Lundy, "these songs encompass the musical and artistic influences from the African Diaspora and it's influences -- Jazz, Blues, Swing, Funk and the exploration into the Avant-Garde." This musical release is Carmen's personal musical voyage.

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners enjoyed cuts from Elias' 2015 release Made In Brazil , in particular the song Driving Ambition . Her performance at the Atlanta Jazz Festival created a memorable Brazilian music buzz in the city too. Elias has a new record coming out this week called Dance of Time , on Concord Jazz.

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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday & The Power of A Protest Song

This week on The Local Take I speak with Gary Golio and Charlotte Riley-Webb about the children's book: Strange Fruit Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song . The children's novel for those age Eight - 12 shares not only the biography of the legendary Jazz singer but also her serendipitous meeting with: Abel Meeropol, Barney Joesphson and John Hammond. In addition, Gary shares the history of how the poem Bitter Fruit written by Abel Meeropol , became the song Strange Fruit . Billie...

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