PNC Bank is a supporter of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. Many listeners have heard about their Grow Up Great Program on the station. The PNC Bank Grow up Great program began in 2004. This program is an outgrowth from PNC employee suggestions that the company support children and education. With this direction from their employees, PNC felt that early childhood education was the right cause. They studied compelling research that shows a focus on children from birth to age five could reap significant gains for the children, their families and society overall.
Atlanta's 22 mile stretch of intown trail called The Beltline has taken off in East Atlanta. The Beltline's Westside Trail broke ground in November on 3 miles of trail and park linkups running from University Avenue in Adair Park north To Lena Avenue at Washington Park. Many WCLK listeners may have noticed the removal of the bridge across Martin Luther King Drive near Washington Park recently. This bridge will be reconstructed as part of The Beltline.
Rene McLean learned alto sax from his stepfather, the legendary Jackie McLean. This legacy hard bop jazz artist checks in with WCLK's Jay Edwards during Jazz Tones Saturday afternoon between 2p and 6p. Don't miss the hard bop, and don't miss this interview.
Marcus Miller is one of jazz music's transformative talents, playing with everyone from Miles and Herbie Hancock to David Sanborn and Bob James. His virtuoso bass playing has carried mainstream and contemporary songs aloft. On his 22nd album, Afrodeesia on Blue Note, he plays in a tight ensemble and includes guests like Chuck D and Keb Mo. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Afrodeesia throughout the WCLK day, particularly during Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a.
WCLK presents the debut edition of Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt, beginning Tuesday evening at 6pm. Dr. Alduan Tartt is a licensed psychologist and relationship expert. He helps real people with real issues devise real solutions for happier, healthier lives. Tuesday he’ll talk about Love and Money--how are dating and relationships affected by the money dynamic? We’ll take your calls live, Tuesday at six pm exclusively on 91.9 WCLK and online at wclk.com. Dr.
This year’s Women 2 Women Conference takes place on Saturday, March 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Downtown. This year’s plenary speaker is Atlanta Playwright and Best Selling Author Pearl Cleage. Honorees include Essence Magazine Editor In Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor and Edie Fraser .
Women 2 Women Conference/Young Eventions Group Founder Sonjia Waller Young, and Women 2 Women Conference Honoree Edie Fraser joined WCLK's Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am to talk about it.
WCLK welcomes you as Kiplyn Primus leads a Local Take discussion on Restorative Justice Sunday, March 1 from 2pm until 4pm at the National Center For Civil and Human Rights. Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and the community at large.
Marion Meadows' 12th album is called Soul Traveler, and includes guest appearances by Najee, Elan Trotman, and Joey Sommerville, among others. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this record throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri nights 10p-2a. Meadows is a composer and saxophonist, and a friend of WCLK as well as a smooth jazz leader.
You can purchase Soul Traveler via Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thank you.
Jazz Night In America is NPR's signature Jazz program, following the 2014 swan song for Dee Dee Bridgewater's JazzSet. Jazz Night In America is hosted by Bass Virtuoso Christian McBride and airs at 7pm Sunday evenings on 91.9 FM WCLK.
This week's program features Brazilian Carnival music recorded live in the Appel Room at Jazz At Lincoln Center featuring Spokrevo Orchestra and special guest horn players Melissa Aldana on sax and Wycliffe Gordon on trombone.