Tenor Saxophonist Kamasi Washington's new release Epic is just that, a three-cd set of music that ranges from Debussy to Cherokee and back again, featuring his band Next Step, an orchestra, and a choir. You can hear this great new release throughout the day on WCLK, specifically his re-interpretation of the jazz standard Cherokee, featuring vocals from Patrice Quinn. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one a lot overnight on Serenade To The City.
Click here for your Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazzette, May Issue. Inside are details on how you can see Natalie Cole at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 41st Anniversary Benefit Concert + a special invitation to Men: The Local Take public affairs forum + Atlanta HBCU Alumni Twilight Race + programming highlights + Jazz profile and CD + more...
Back 2 Love marks Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Maysa Leak's 20th year as a solo artist. Maysa calls the new release "the perfect summer record." WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is adding it to WCLK at various times throughout the day, including during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10p-2a.
You can purchase Back 2 Love via Amazon on the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. Thanks.
Human Sex Trafficking - Child Sex Trafficking- what do these terms really mean? We’ll discuss this and our city’s reputation as the #1 market for human sex trafficking in the world. WCLK engages our community by shining a light and offering possible solutions Saturday at 7a on The Lcoal Take with Kiplyn Primus.
This program is an on-air preview of the Sunday, May 31 WCLK Local Take men only event on Human Sex Trafficking at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival returns to Piedmont Park this Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24 for three days of music, arts & culture and lots of food. Scheduled artists include Diane Schuur, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Pharoah Sanders and a special tribute to Nina Simone featuring Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter, Rhonda Thomas and Terry Harper. Jazz 91.9 WCLK will also be broadcasting live from media row on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.
JaQuitta Williams returns Wednesday May 20 at 6pm with the May edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK. Our topic? The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University. Their researchers and professors are charged with solving the terrible scourge of prostate cancer, and also training the next generation of African American biologists.
24 Year Old Independent African American Filmmaker Jahmar Hill's first feature film Last Love Lost goes into worldwide release May 19. This gripping drama about domestic violence features Toni Belafonte, Talli Clemons, Nakia Dillard, Bill Johnson, Roshana Elder, Lynia Love & Jahmar Hill.
Jahmar stopped by WCLK to chat with Rivablue about the movie and his work as writer, director and performer.
Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer is out Breathless on Blue Note Records. According to Blue Note PR, ...with his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing “I can’t breathe,” the words of Eric Garner that have since echoed across the country in protest of discrimination.
WCLK's Kerwin D. Sims is not only a member of our development and pledge campaign teams, he's also a playwright and director. His latest play, A Gentleman's Agreement, is a look at the handshake that eliminated black baseball players from the Major Leagues for nearly 60 years. It is in performance May 28-31 at the Southwest Arts Center.
Kerwin took time to speak with Kiplyn Primus about A Gentleman's Agreement for the WCLK Public Affairs Block, airing Saturday morning at 7a.