If you think shopping local is the way to go this holiday season you might want to check out Christmas In Atlanta Holiday Marketplace December 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Vendors are made up of small and home based businesses offering the best handcrafted and artisanal gifts of all kinds. Christmas In Atlanta is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs.
EHE Executive Director Koren Conrad checked in with WCLK's Rob Maynard as part of WCLK Community Focus Saturday morning November 30.
It's that time again and Atlanta's Jazz Station is playing Christmas jazz for you. Between now and New Year's Day you will hear a selection of contemporary and classic jazz artists designed to get your daily commute or holiday party into a feeling of yule cool.
Vocalist John Stoddart has a new Christmas record called Only On Christmas Day, and WCLK will be featuring a version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas featuring none other than Lalah Hathaway.
Click here to preview the November Jazzette, Jazz 91.9 WCLKeNewsletter *gives thanks* holiday shopping ideas; Jonathan Butler – Jazz in the Classroom; meet us at MARTA Five Points Rail Station; Jazz trivia, live event listing, Jazz Profile and more…
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University and Your Health Connection! As we get together with family and friends over the holidays and enjoy our yams and hams and pumpkin pie, maybe a little spiked eggnog, it's important to remember that eating healthy today is one way to improve your chances of being cancer-free later.
Dave Koz and Jamal Ahmad caught up this week and discussed Koz's upcoming appearance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre December 2.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music's biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.
Ahmad Jamal is one of jazz music's great innovators going back to the days of Miles and 'Trane. But don't lose sight of the fact that his current record Saturday Morning: La Buissonne Studio Sessions sounds as contemporary as any release you can name. This record features a razor sharp quartet playing bass, drums and percussion along with Ahmad on keys that played on Jamal's last record Blue Moon.
Afemo and Elisabeth Omilami stopped by WCLK Saturday morning for WCLK Community Focus to talk about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless' annual Thanksgiving Celebration coming up Saturday, November 28 from 10a-3p at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The group expects to feed over 20,000 homeless individuals and families that day, as well as provide additional services.
If you would like to help Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here to help.
WCLK has just added the new release from Hiroshima called J-Town Beat. The group, led by Dan Kuramoto, continues to make their own East Meets West contemporary jazz.
From the band's website:
STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS-- J-TOWN BEAT
We generally like to start a new CD with a concept. Some notion, vibe, title that creates a ‘through line’ through the project. J-Town Beat, was really a concept conceived by our friend, Duane Ebata. He was the driving force of the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo (J-Town) until his tragic passing from cancer.
Stay outta that traffic jam and swing by Atlanta's High Museum for the latest edition of Friday Jazz At The High. This month's event features the Steve Dancz Sextet and your emcee Jamal Ahmad. You can stroll current exhibits in the Wieland Pavillion Galleries and get your live jazz on at the same time.
Anderson shares his "musical memoir" of growing up in 1960s Chicago with a live version of his Sweet Chicago Suite at the Newport Jazz Festival. His scaled-down Pocket Brass Band aims to sound like a full-sized jazz marching band. Dee Dee Bridgewater is your host for NPR's JazzSet, Sunday at 7pm on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.
For more information about JazzSet or to listen on demand, click here.