Atlanta’s Jazz Station will recognize the exceptional work of organizations that have made a difference in Greater Atlanta through a series of on air spotlights and engagement initiatives: WCLK Community Honors presented by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead. WCLK Community Honors presented by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead is a yearlong program that will honor a deserving organization every quarter beginning April 2014.
The Atlanta Braves kickoff their second annual Heritage Weekend May 2-4 with their Champions Luncheon at the 755 Club May 2, a fundraiser for Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights, featuring honorees Joe Barry Carroll, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Edwin Moses, and the Reverend C. T. Vivian. The Braves play the San Francisco Giants, with Saturday's game featuring both teams saluting their city's Negro League teams with replica uniforms, and the game is followed by a Kool and The Gang concert at Turner Field.
WCLK partner BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) will host the Atlanta Premiere of Nailah Jefferson’s directorial debut documentary VANISHING PEARLS 7:00 PM, Saturday April 26 at the Morehouse College Walter E. Massey Leadership Center-Bank of America Auditorium. Jefferson’s film chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation following the 2010 oil spill in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast. The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime.
The Atlanta and DeKalb chapters of the Clark Atlanta University alumni Association Present the: CAUAA National Candidates Forum:
This event will take place April 27 from 4PM to 6PM at The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Franklin Auditorium Classroom Building 2 room 201. This event will give CAU alumni the opportunity to ask the National Presidential candidates questions about their agenda for the National CAUAA Alumni Association before the voting ballots are due.
Lovers of sacred music and choral music are in for a treat on Sunday April 27 at 7pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. An Evening of Song is the title of a program that will feature the soaring voices of the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus, the combined Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs, the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society, and the Sister Thea Bowman Scholars from the Lyke House, the Catholic Center for the AUC.
Drummer and Composer Harvey Mason has provided the beat for an astounding list of artists, from Frank Sinatra to John Legend, but he's probably best known for playing as part of the Headhunters, with Herbie Hancock. He's also a founding member of Fourplay.
Mason's new release Chameleon has a little something for everyone, if you are a fan of great beats.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Mason's new release on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station. You can also hear the new record throughout the day.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Wednesday Winddown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series. Thanks especially to William Green and Kipper Jones, who brought the vibes on a perfect spring evening.
So make your plans to come to Centennial Olympic Park and enjoy Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy Wednesday May 23 as we continue to celebrate 40 years of providing great Jazz Public Radio to Atlanta!
From Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards comes words--"Dave Bass is an extraordinary individual who has co-branded himself as Deputy State Attorney General of California and a Jazz Pianist who leaves a indelible footprint in Jazz, Latin Jazz and Blues. He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston and left after few months to study with the famed Madame Margaret Charloff. He also studied composition with George Russell."
Jay Edwards and Dave Bass will talk on Jazz Tones today about his career in jazz and as California Deputy Attorney General in Civil Rights Enforcement.