In the world of modern jazz, there is always the omnipresent mission by many in the genre to keep it palatable for this current generation of young listeners. Meghan Stabile and the crew over at Revive Music/Blue Note Records are leading the way into the this new era of jazz with their stunning new compilation, Supreme Sonacy Vol.1, featuring the cream of the new school jazz crop like Igmar Thomas, Marcus Strickland, Kris Bowers, Brandee Younger, Raymond Angry and many more.

Join us Saturday morning August 29 at 7:30am for Auto Trends with, as Jeff Fortson talks with Tom Libby, an industry influencer and automotive analyst for Detroit-based IHS, which specializes in both the new and the used car markets. In his current role, he provides data and analysis to several automotive clients. Libby, who has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and industry analysis in the U. S, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Automotive Analysts.

The National Black Arts Festival continues its 2015 program with a Spotlight Series Performance from Step Afrika! on Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. at Atlanta's Center Stage.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Step Afrika!, a Washington DC-based company, has paved the way as the first professional company in the world dedicated to the African-derived tradition of stepping, popularized in films like “Drumline” (2002) and “Stomp the Yard” (2007).

New Music On WCLK From Dee Dee Bridgewater

Aug 24, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater's new release on Okeh is titled Dee Dee's Feathers and she has teamed up with one of my favorite New Orleans trumpeters, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The record is a wonderful combination of Dee Dee's voice on top of that awesome New Orleans sound. Listen to WCLK and you will hear a wonderful arrangement of Saint James Infirmary, Big Chief- featuring Dr. John, Come Sunday, Congo Square and the Treme song/Do Whatcha Wanna. This is another great work of art that is a must for anyone's jazz collection.

Clark Atlanta University and Cybersecurity

Aug 24, 2015

Cybersecurity education takes a great leap forward at Clark Atlanta University.  We speak with Dr. Roy George who is the chairperson of the CIS (Computer Information Systems) department at CAU.  Dr. George was recently named by The Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 100 Technology Leaders in Atlanta. 

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Tune in to WCLK Sunday evening at 7pm for Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride,  from our friends at WBGO in Newark and NPR Music. This week, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter,” an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.

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Join Rick Mitchell for Jazz In The New Millennium Sunday at 3pm following Debb Moore's Sunday Jazz Suite on WCLK. Rick covers the music and influence of Mexican jazz pianist and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill. Sundays at WCLK are filled with jazz and blues, including The Savannah Music Festival Live at 6pm, Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride at 7pm, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland at 8pm and Cafe Jazz with Gene Knight at 9pm.

Tune in to the Contemporary Jazz Showcase, Saturday 10am- 2pm. I'll be premiering new Music from Mausiki Scales entitled "No Tables, No Chairs." Check out his Soundcloud here.

Stay up to date with the latest WCLK happenings by following me on Twitter & Instagram @MarkAngelWCLK.

August 9th marked the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Out of that tragedy, the Black Lives Matter movement was born. This movement in part has protested with disruptive acts and civil disobediance.  In Atlanta, the local affiliate of Black Lives Matter is called  Its Bigger Than You.  They led one of the largest protests in Atlanta in support of Michael Brown.  This is the group that shut down the connector, and they've disrupted weekend brunch at various restaurants around Atlanta.  

The WCLK Small Business Network is made of of entrepreneurs trying to achieve the American Dream, who also support and appreciate Jazz Public Radio in Atlanta on 91.9 FM. Danny Walker with Precise Loss Prevention Consulting in Marietta is part of our network. His company specializes in creating strategies to help businesses minimize losses resulting from a wide range of causes related to inventory errors, theft, or damaged equipment.

Thanks for your support, Danny Walker.