Eliane Elias headlines the 39th Atlanta Jazz Festival International Stage Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Piedmont Park.   Most Atlantans know about Elias from hearing her music on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, in particular, Made In Brazil, her 2015 release featuring her song Driving Ambition.  The New York-based, Brazilian born Elias is a producer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer and artist.  She checked in with  Jamal Ahmad, host, SOUL of Jazz, recently to talk about her music, Bossa Nova and her upcoming performance in Piedmont Park.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK - Jazzette - May Issue

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 Click here for your Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazzette, May Issue.    Inside:  Summer Jazzathon *starts* June 10  + *takes part* Men & Health Community Health Forum , June 25  +   Run For You, Run For Them, Run for Us!

New Music: Sound of Red By René Marie

May 24, 2016

Virginia-born Songwriter and Jazz Vocalist, Rene Marie started her professional career relatively late in life, only beginning to record music after being discovered singing in Blues Alley in Washington, DC in 1999.  She has since released a series of albums that include largely original music and compositions. She's also been up front in writing and singing about issues as diverse as sexual assault, racism and homelessness; and, a tendency for club owners not to like singers who write their own Jazz songs.  

Jazz 91.9  is seeking volunteers from all listeners, current members and community organizations to come spend a few hours with your favorite WCLK on-air personalities during our Summer 2016 Jazz-A-Thon ,June 10-19. If you would like to volunteer to help keep public radio Jazz alive, please call Joi John at 404-880-8280 or email her by clicking here.

The Local Take on WCLK talks about the Atlanta Beltline Affordable Housing Program with James Alexander, Housing Policy and Development Director for the 'Beltline.  Last year this program provided down payment assistance to 17 families seeking housing adjacent to the Atlanta Beltline. Each area of the Atlanta Beltline will have its own flavor including the newly expanded West End Trail which connects several neighborhoods including Westview, Mozley Park and the Historic West End.

New Music: Culcha Vulcha By Snarky Puppy

May 20, 2016

Anyone who has experienced Snarky Puppy in concert this year already knows a new record has dropped.  During their recent shows, they have debuted several cuts off their latest album, Culcha Vulcha.   It's hard to believe it's their eleventh album already. This one actually marks their first studio record in eight years; and, was recorded in El Paso, TX and Brooklyn, NY.

The Jazz 91.9 WCLK 42nd Anniversary Benefit Concert just got a whole lot bigger and a lot more special!  Jazz Fusion Guitarist Jonathan Butler and GRAMMY Award winning Songstress Regina Belle have been added to the WCLK Benefit Concert headlining Peabo Bryson.  The  benefit concert takes place on Friday, June 24, 8:00 p.m. at Cobb Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.

May 20: Friday Jazz Featuring MASTERY

May 18, 2016

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from our partners at the High Museum of Art featuring Friday Jazz as part of Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz, May 20 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Come hear The Mastery Jazz Quintet. Attendees can also see the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, before it closes on May 29.  Friday Jazz at the High will be hosted by our own, Jamal Ahmad.  Want more info? Click here.

Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz continues with The Boundless Tour, featuring Contemporary Jazz Violinist Damien Escobar on Friday, May 20 at Center Stage. There will be an after party featuring Escobar at the W Atlanta Midtown located at 188 14th Street. Click here for ticket information.  Thanks to LCM Entertainment for bringing this show and supporting Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

May 18: Cancer In College On Your Health Connection

May 17, 2016
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Join  JaQuitta Williams Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. for Your Health Connection on 91.9 WCLK as we present a special program focusing on cancer and the college experience.  What happens when young people in the most exciting years of their young lives are faced with a cancer diagnosis?  JaQuitta will be joined by Clinical Psychologist, Kourney D. Carter LCSW,OSW-C and Cancer Survivor, Alaina Tarver. They will take your calls and questions, live at (404) 880 - 9255.