WCLK joins jazz and music fans across the world in wishing a peaceful passage for Marian McPartland, longtime host of NPR's Piano Jazz, heard weekly on the Jazz of The City Sundays at 8pm. For more information about her fascinating history and lasting legacy go to NPR Music by clicking here.
Fulton Focus is a public affairs partnership between Fulton County and Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK. This month's program includes a talk with Fulton County Health Department about the current peak of the mosquito season. We'll find out what kind of programs are available from the Fulton County Department of Children and Youth. And we'll discuss everything going on on Fulton County TV.
Fulton County is your county at your service. Find out more by clicking here.
Women Flying High is a civic organization paying tribute to the lasting memory and impact of the March On Washington they are presenting a series of vignettes about it between now and the 50th Anniversary on August 28. You can hear these vignettes on WCLK at various times throughout the day and we will post them online here as well.
The Africa Heritage Foundation is presenting the Africa Diaspora Conference, lecture and celebration in Atlanta September twelfth through fifteenth. Events include a Taste of Africa, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African States, and the Africa Horizon Celebration and Award Gala event.
You will be hearing more about these events on WCLK over the next few weeks, including a WCLK Profiles interview with Ambassador Tunde Adetunji next week.
Mace Hibbard dropped by WCLK today and talked for a while with Riva Blue about Friday Night's Friday Jazz At The High Museum performance, beginning at 5pm. Y0u can beat the traffic, swing hard to some mainstream jazz and take in The Girl With The Pearl Earring. Get your Vermeer on and hear Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Hibbard, playing with Melvin Jones on trumpet, Louis Heriveaux on piano, Marc Miller on bass, and Marlon Patton on drums.
August 9, 2013 At the annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day 2011, an amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooveswith the Kevin Eubanks Band — outdoors, free, and in Surround Sound on JazzSet. Hear Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater Sundays at 7pm on The Jazz of The City, 91.9 FM WCLK. More about Jazz Set, click here.
Kiplyn Primus continues her look on The Local Take on WCLK into the issues facing young African American men in the turbulent, early days of the 21st Century. This week she welcomes Norma Joy Barnes from the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, who is hosting a Workshop Saturday at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. They are joined by Levi, a young black man struggling to learn the skills and gain the acceptance required in a tough above-ground economy. Hear the local take at 7:30am Saturday before Tavis and on demand below.
The 6th Annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival goes down this weekend in the heart of Chattanooga, and features two days of Blues, Jazz, Neo Soul and R&B. ATL's own (and friend of WCLK) Joey Sommerville will be blowing his horn there, too. Joey stopped by to talk a little with Mark Angel about this weekend's festival, just a hop, skip and jump up I-75 to celebrate the life of American Blues original Bessie Smith, a native of Chattanooga.
Ethnomusicologist Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., wrote a moving piece on the importance of George Duke, in which he writes about listening to Jamal Ahmad's Soul of Jazz show Tuesday on WCLK, which was a tribute to Duke.
Guthrie is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter at @DrGuyMusiqology and Musiqology.com Click here to read the post.