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PNC Bank and Jazz 91.9 WCLK celebrate Atlanta's African American Business Leaders-Rashid Nuri.  Nuri was born in Boston, the son of a military officer he attended 14 schools before the family settled in San Diego. Rashid obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard and master’s degree in Plant/Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts. During his studies Nuri helped to install the first organic community garden in San Diego. Following graduation he moved to Georgia where he managed 13,000 acres of farm land for the Nation of Islam.

New Music: Around The Horn By Rick Braun

Feb 20, 2017

Contemporary Jazz Trumpet Player, Rick Braun has a new record out on Shanachie, Around The Horn.   Braun is a mainstay on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  He stopped by our studios when he was in town recently.   Around The Horn features special guests Peter White and Lindsey Webster.  The record includes Braun's interpretations of songs from Selena Gomez, Coldplay and Alicia Keys, along with original songs.  You can hear cuts from Around The Horn at various times on WCLK in particular on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Insights - Nicholas Payton

Feb 19, 2017
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Sunday, February 19, on Jazz Tones on Wclk.com (3P.M. - 7P.M. EST), I will interview multi-instrumentalist and Grammy award-winner, Nicholas Payton.  It is interesting to note that he rejects the word Jazz to describe his music, preferring Black American Music instead. P ayton has played multiple instruments all along, taking advantage of his father's position as a school band instructor.

Insights - Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Feb 18, 2017
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Listen to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Sunday, February 19  bwetween  3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST as I interview Balé Folclórico da Bahia Founder Walson Botelho.   Botelho and Ninha Reis established Brazil's only professional folk dance company in 1988.   This 38 member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers have a prestigious reputation globally under the artistic direction of José Carlos Arandiba.

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This week's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry is going to be an exciting one.

Saahara Glaude, stage manager of the Orlando Jazz Festival is in the studio to give us all the DEETS on this year's inaugural festival which is taking place March 9-11 in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Artists scheduled to appear include Maysa, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, David Sanborn, Ken Ford, Najee and many more. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with actors Tracy Bonner and Re, both appearing in the new True Colors Theatre Company production of EXIT STRATEGY.

The play speaks directly to the closing of schools and the impact not only on the teachers and students but on the community as a whole. The playwright, Ike Holter, was writing about school closings in Chicago, but this is happening to schools all over the country.

Hope Atlanta Delivers to Underserved Communities

Feb 18, 2017

On the February 18 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Ed Powers and Chokel Taylor about Hope Atlanta.  Hope Atlanta evolved from an organization that started over 100 years ago, which evolved into Traveler's Aid and is now known as Hope Atlanta. Hope Atlanta Executive Director Ed Powers explains that the new name reflects the organization's mission to help underserved communities. 

Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 a.m., WCLK presents Dr. Judi, The People's Advocate, with a half hour of compelling conversation. Dr. Judi Crocker Billingsley talks with Sociologist and Social Activist, Dr. Fleda Mask Jackson as they consider the meaning of Black History Month in 2017.   They'll cover the beginnings of the Black History Movement with Carter G. Woodson's founding of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915.  They will also tease out the ideas and controversies surrounding Black History Month in the current era.

Mondays in February at City Winery Atlanta have been filled with a new music series—The Soul Cabaret Series. On Monday, February 20, the series features continues with the soulful piano stylings of Nick Rosen. Nick has become one of the most sought after Jazz musicians in the Southeast, traveling and performing all over the country and the world.   He’s played sideman to artists including: Russell Gunn, Dionne Farris, Jamison Ross, Tony Momrelle of Incognito, Jennifer Holliday, Roy Ayers, Nathan East, Curtis Fuller and Grant Green Jr., just to name a few.

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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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