Dave Bass is an extraordinary individual who has co-branded himself as Deputy State Attorney General of California and a Jazz Pianist who leaves a indelible footprint in Jazz, Latin Jazz and Blues. He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston and left after few months to study with the famed Madame Margaret Charloff. He also studied composition with George Russell. Jay Edwards and Dave Bass will talk on Jazz Tones today about his career in jazz and as California Deputy Attorney General in Civil Rights Enforcement.
Joe Gransden is the April artist for Friday Jazz At The High Museum. Atlanta's best remedy to Friday traffic jams is to head to Atlanta's great art museum for art and jazz jams. This Friday's event takes place from 5p-10p. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad is your emcee, and Joe Gransden is one of Atlanta's foremost players, singers, bandleaders and arrangers. He's also a friend of WCLK, so we can assure you this will be a great event for the WCLK family. You can also check out the current High Museum exhibits.
Attention Atlanta: The city will temporarily shut down miles of Atlanta streets to cars, opening them exclusively to bicyclists and pedestrians as part of Atlanta Streets Alive by Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and friends. So bring your bicycle or just your feet and get ready to explore your community streets in a whole new way. Join us Sunday, April 20, from 2-6 p.m. on 3 miles of car-free streets in the Historic West End and Adair Park.
Your Health Connection on WCLK on Wednesday, April 16 featured a discussion about the unlikely but very real issue of cancer in young people. JaQuitta Williams hosted as we were joined by guests including Pediatric Oncologist Dr. John Bergsagel of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, 20-year-old leukemia survivor Daniel Blues, and Daniel's father Ezell Blues.
Kiplyn Primus devoted The Local Take on WCLK this week to a major literary event taking place April 16 at Spelman College. The Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism will take into account the career and lasting work of Butler, considered by most the greatest African American Science Fiction writer.
Atlanta Get Ready! On Saturday May 3 at 7pm, Grammy Award Winner Lalah Hathaway, The Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra will perform at the 21st Annual Jazz Under The Stars Concert. This event will be heldo on the campus of Clark Atlanta University at the Harkness Hall Quadrangle, rain or shine. This event is presented by the CAU Guild and UPS.
Citrus Sun is a band that includes Bluey from Incognito and legendary finger picking guitarist Jim Mullen. Their new record People of Tomorrow also includes most members of Incognito. You might guess that WCLK is all over this, and you would be right. People of Tomorrow is the Serenade To The City Pick of The Week, chosen by station PD Aaron Cohen, who is currently playing Yesterday Detroit and People of Tomorrow on the station.
For more information about Citrus Sun, click here.
The Sunset Jazz Festival is back for another evening of contemporary jazz on Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. The show is part of the ASO's Delta Classic Chastain Series and features the hottest smooth jazz artists in the game including Boney James, Brian Culbertson and Summer Love featuring Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown & Alex Bugnon.
Presale tickets are available this Friday, April 11 beginning at 10 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m.
Please use the following password: BONEY to get access.