Black History Month Programming On Jazz 91.9 WCLK

Throughout February you can count on Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK to bring you some of the very best programming depicting the African American journey in America.

Sunday Mornings at 11am throughout the month we will feature special long-form programming that will enlighten and entertain.

Sunday, February 9 @ 11:00am--Feeling Good-The Nina Simone Story: Told by her daughter, vocalist Lisa  Simone Kelly, Feeling Good: The Nina Simone Story is a touching, intimate look at life, work and genius of jazz composer, pianist,  vocalist and civil rights activist Nina Simone.

Sunday, February 16 @ 11:00am--Rufus Reid Honors Sculptress Elizabeth Catlett.  Venerable jazz bassist and educator Rufus Reid ­­has married his more recent evolution as a composer with his respect and admiration for a fellow artist in a different ­­discipline, famed African-American sculptress Elizabeth Catlett.  Reid has created orchestral compositions inspired by the Catlett's work.  Produced by Jim Luce.

Sunday,  February 23 @ 11:00am--Stand By Me-A Celebration of African American Song.   Stand By Me features new arrangements of traditional African American spirituals and includes performances by the Morehouse and Spellman College glee clubs and the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic society.  Stand By Me is produced by WCLK, hosted by Program Director Aaron Cohen and  features Stephen Lee, arranger and composer of the music.

In addition we will feature short African American Achiever vignettes throughout each day in February, featuring Atlanta-area icons including Joseph E. Lowery, Carl Ware, Elisabeth Omilami, David Satcher, and the late Maynard H. Jackson.