Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride is NPR's new flagship jazz program, co-produced by our friends at WBGO in Newark and hosted by Christian McBride. The program airs Sundays at 7pm on 91.9 WCLK. This weekend's program features Pianist Marcus Roberts' new ensemble Modern Jazz Generation.
WCLK welcomes you as Kiplyn Primus leads a Local Take discussion on Restorative Justice Sunday, March 1 from 2pm until 4pm at the National Center For Civil and Human Rights. Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and the community at large.
Marion Meadows' 12th album is called Soul Traveler, and includes guest appearances by Najee, Elan Trotman, and Joey Sommerville, among others. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this record throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri nights 10p-2a. Meadows is a composer and saxophonist, and a friend of WCLK as well as a smooth jazz leader.
You can purchase Soul Traveler via Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thank you.
Jazz Night In America is NPR's signature Jazz program, following the 2014 swan song for Dee Dee Bridgewater's JazzSet. Jazz Night In America is hosted by Bass Virtuoso Christian McBride and airs at 7pm Sunday evenings on 91.9 FM WCLK.
This week's program features Brazilian Carnival music recorded live in the Appel Room at Jazz At Lincoln Center featuring Spokrevo Orchestra and special guest horn players Melissa Aldana on sax and Wycliffe Gordon on trombone.
A better justice system would be one that provided for a life and a path for the offender as well as the crime victim. The disproportionate incarceration of young black men in America leaves many of them with no chance without some measure of reform in the way we all view the system. Kiplyn Primus will talk about it live at a National Center for Civil and Human Rights/PNC Bank Panel Discussion at the museum on Sunday March 1. This morning on the Local Take on 91.9 FM WCLK Kiplyn was joined by Panelist Sherri Jefferson, founder of the African American Juvenile Justice Project for a conv
Rufus Reid is a bass player, composer, and educator whose career has endured since the mid 1970s on sides as diverse as Nancy Wilson, the Thad Jones and Mel Louis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron and many, many others.
His current project is the Grammy nominated song-cycle Quiet Pride, The Elizabeth Catlett Project, dedicated to the African American sculptor. Be sure to listen in to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Saturday from 2p-6p to hear Jay Edwards' conversation with Reid about his art and the continuing relevance of jazz orchestral pieces.
Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre is a beacon of art and African American Culture and also a friend of WCLK. Their latest production of Dominique Morriseau's Detroit '67 runs through March 8 at the Southwest Arts Center and is a story about life and growing up in the middle of Motown and the riots of 1967.
Actors Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Enoch King stopped by the station to talk with Jamal Ahmad about this play, which asks some hard questions about what we learned from the 1960s and where we're headed.
Diane Krall's latest release Wallflower brings together smooth jazz, strings, her languid, liquid vocals, and the pop songs of her youth in a record that is both homage and musical catnip to female vocalist devotees. WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing cuts off of Wallflower at various times, but especially after dark during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays 10p until 2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
JaQuitta Williams returns with the February edition of Your Health Connection on Wednesday, February 18 at 6pm for an hour of live, vital talk radio on the subject of financially coping with cancer. Fighting cancer happens on many fronts, emotional, physical, and in a for-profit healthcare system, financial struggles as well.