Jamal Ahmad is having a soulful Tuesday, not the least of which was a visit from Swing Out Sister Chanteuse Corinne Drewery. She stopped by The Soul of Jazz in advance of tonight's performance at The Variety Playhouse to talk about Swing Out Sister's music past, present and future. She and Jamal talked about everything from the group's inter-generational fan base to the Icelandic volcano eruption that canceled their last scheduled Atlanta Appearance.
When you look at the blood, sweat and tears struggle for African American civil rights in this country, one of the signal victories was the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This week on The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus we consider whether or not voting rights are still important in 2013.
Last month in the case of Shelby County versus Holder, the Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 to gut the heart of this nearly 50 year old law which called for federal approval before certain southern states could change the rules governing voting rules.
Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK welcomes the 2013 Public Media Development and Marketing Conference to the ATL.
We’re hosting public radio and television stations from across the country this week in the downtown district. The Jazz Of The City welcomes all of our public media brothers and sisters. But Seattle, really, did you have to bring all the rain with you?
The Jazz of The City provides two hours of the very best of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival to help wind down your 4th of July celebration--dig into Sonny Rollins, Steve Wilson, Brian Lynch, Jerry Gonzalez, Marcus Belgrave, Harvey Thompson, Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Fred Hersch, Poncho Sanchez Cecile McLorin Salvant, Donald Harrison and yes, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
He's coming back! Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents Classic.Cool.Smooth. Benefit Concert featuring Jazz Singer Gregory Porter on Saturday, September 28, 7:30 PM at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech. On the back of last year’s sold out concert, Jazz 91.9 WCLK will host Porter in Atlanta for an evening of shear musical mastery. Porter will return with new music from his soon to be released album, Liquid Spirit.
CAU Now is Clark Atlanta University on the air. Saturday morning June 29 at 7:30, or right here, you can hear as Desmond Dickerson talks with CAU Communications Arts Department Chair Dr. Kandace Harris about media today, and tomorrow. CAU has a long list of alumni in Communications Arts serving as gatekeepers and tastemakers. Don't miss this interesting look at where media is headed, and where CAU plans to make a difference for the graduates of tomorrow.
Join a circle of connoisseurs; let your ‘Liquid Spirit’ flow; join us for a Rock N’ Soul BBQ; programming highlights, live event listing and more in the June Jazzette, Jazz 91.9 WCLK newsletter. Click here. #Jazzness
For over 50 years, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has brought life to the sounds of New Orleans. In this one hour special, airing on WCLK at 9pm Thursday, July 4, you'll hear about the band, life in New Orleans and the new music from the group's new record That's It from members Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriell and Rickie Money.
You can support WCLK if you buy the new Preservation Hall Jazz Band record That's It by clicking here