Ariane Rousselier

Cyrille Aimee is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter-performer-chanteuse of French  and Dominican ethnic extraction who cannot be neatly pigeonholed. She interprets tunes from Stephen Sondheim to Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser. Cyrille won the vocal contest at the  Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007 and her singing has been influenced by Gypsy music such as Django Reinhardt. Her recent release is "Let's Get Lost." I will interview Cyrille Aimee on Jazz Tones this Sunday, in advance of her Saturday, February 20 appearance at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

Saturday morning at 7:00am on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Dr. Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson about his research into The Weeping Time. Dr. DeGraft-Hanson, a landscape architect, stumbled onto the story of The Weeping Time while exploring and investigating tabby concrete, a building material that uses oyster shells and was used by enslaved people.

NEW MUSIC: Jae Sinnett Zero To 60

Feb 12, 2016

Jae Sinnett is a drummer and composer. His 14 release is called Zero To 60 and features a straight up jazz quartet featuring tenor sax, acoustic piano and bass and Sinnett on drums. Not only is Sinnett a musician worth hearing, he's also a public radio brother, having hosted and produced a jazz show for over 25 years on NPR Affiliate WHRV in Norfolk-Hampton Roads Virginia. You can hear cuts from Zero To 60 on WCLK, particularly during Serenade To The City Monday-Friday nights 10pm-2am.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners…show your appreciation during our upcoming Spring Membership Campaign March 9th thru 20th.  Spend time with your favorite on air announcer while answering phones in Pledge Central. Why not bring a friend or a member of your club or organization? We have flexible times to fit any schedule.

The Local Take speaks with Dr. Tartt  host of  Heart to Heart with Dr. Tartt on Jazz 91.9 WCLK about healthy relationships in the month that celebrates LOVE.    Dr. Tartt shares a new service available for committed couples seeking pre-engagement counseling. 

Dr. Tartt and Kiplyn Primus, host, The Local Take, will be on hand at South DeKalb Mall for their Let's Make a Match promotion on Saturday, February 13 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.   South DeKalb Mall is located at 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034. 

NEW MUSIC: The Inside Of The Outside

Feb 9, 2016

Saxophonist and Composer, Jeff Coffin has played as a member of Bela Fleck's Flecktones.   Since 2009, he has toured as a member of the Dave Mathews Band.   On The Inside Of The Outside, he plays with Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band, made up entirely of high school musicians.   On this record they are joined by leading soloists including Victor Wooten, Trombone Shorty, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Futureman and others.

Heart To Heart with Dr. Tartt provides the community with healthy solutions for happier relationships. Join us Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. for our February program.  Valentines Day is coming up this weekend.  Is Cupid on your side or are you cursed? Dr. Tartt will be joined by Ebony Steele and they’ll take your calls and questions live at (404) 880 - 9255.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents Shades of Blue with Rivablue, second Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. at Cafe 290.  Rivablue will host an evening of Jazz fused with her musical interludes and feature performances by some of Atlanta's most incredible musicians.  On Wednesday, February 10, Jazz Vocalist Cinnamon Denise will perform.  

Cinnamon Denise stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk about her artistic journey.

The Black Women's Health Imperative Talks About PrEP

Feb 6, 2016

The Local Takes talks National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day and Week with the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI).    Linda Blount, CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative and ,Masonia Traylor, a HIV-positive mother of two and HIV awareness advocate, join us to talk about new tools and outreach to fight the spread of HIV.