WCLK features NPR Music's new flagship jazz program Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, Sunday evenings at 7p. This week's program features a tribute to the inimitable jazz sounds of the Hammond B-3 organ, the first electric keyboard. Philadelphia was a center of the original B-3 jazz sound, including that of the late, great Jimmy Smith.
This week's program is a live recording from WXPN Philadelphia's World Cafe Live, including many of Philly's best live jazz musicians.
Congressman David Scott's 13th District encompasses much of Atlanta's South and Southwest Metro Area, and much of WCLK's listening audience. His annual job fair takes place Friday, April 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in College Park. The event takes place from 10a-3p.
Representative Scott called WCLK's Kiplyn Primus to talk about it during the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
A new program for mainstream jazz enthusiasts premieres on WCLK Sunday at 3pm following Debb Moore's Sunday Jazz Suite. Jazz In the New Millennium features the artists who are keeping the music alive and well in the 21st Century, from living legends Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd, prime-time players Branford Marsalis and Jason Moran and rising stars Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding. Each one-hour program focuses on an individual artist, presenting their music in a historical context that is both musically enriching and educational.
Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.
We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC. He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.
Vocalist Eliane Elias has a multi-decade career as a producer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer and artist. On Made In Brazil she returns to the music of her birthplace. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is currently playing her arrangement of Jobim's Waters of March featuring ATL favorite Take Six. You can hear it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially late nights on Serenade To The City.
Host and Cancer Survivor JaQuitta Williams returns with Your Health Connection for April with a discussion about testicular cancer. April is Testicular Cancer Month. This cancer is curable if diagnosed early. JaQuitta will be joined by Dr. Anthony Barnes, who treats this disease, and Dan Sims, who has survived testicular cancer. JaQuitta will talk with them, and take your calls live Wednesday evening at 6pm.
Your Health Connection is community engagement from WCLK and CCRTD, the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.
Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt returns to 91.9 WCLK on Tuesday, April 14 at 6pm with a provocative discussion about cheating in relationships. How do you avoid the temptation to cheat? How can you try to heal after there has been cheating? Dr. Alduan Tartt is a licensed psychologist and relationship expert. For the program he will be joined by Psychologist and Professional Life Coach Dr. Pamela Thompson, as well as Milton and Vanessa Campbell, a couple who has resisted the temptation to cheat. Dr. Tartt and our guests will take your calls and tweets, live, beginning at six pm Tuesday.
Join us Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12 at Piedmont Park for the 79th Atlanta Dogwood Festival Presented by PNC Bank. WCLK will be broadcasting live both days along with plenty of giveaways, on-air interviews and more. This year's festival includes art, music, a new 5k run and a barbecue tasting event.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Board of Directors Co-Chairperson Leslie Frappier stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad about it.
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Two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee will headline The Clark Atlanta University Guild's 22nd Annual Jazz Under The Stars concert, along with Jazz vocalist Kathleen Bertrand as the opening artist. The Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra & Jazz Vocal Ensemble will also perform. Hosted by the CAU Guild, with UPS® as the presenting sponsor, Jazz Under the Stars will be held rain or shine and will benefit The Clark Atlanta University Guild’s Annual Performing Arts Scholarship Program. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. This is an