Jazz Vocalist Alexandra Jackson stopped by The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz recently to catch up with Jamal Ahmad and talk about her her debut release From The Start. Jackson is an accomplished vocalist with stops along with way including Jazz At Lincoln Center, the University of Miami Jazz Program, and a backup vocal stint with Gloria Estafan.
Jackson, who is the youngest daughter of Atlanta's late transformative Mayor Maynard Jackson and Valerie Jackson, arranged and produced the record herself, which is steeped in the Brazilian music that moves her the most.
Nicole Sweeney is joined on the Midday Jazz Swing today at noon by the Honorable Judge Brenda H. Cole for a discussion about the CAU Guild and it's annual fundraiser Jazz Under The Stars, coming up May 4 with Ramsey Lewis on the CAU Campus. You can hear their chat on demand at the end of this post.
The CAU Guild has provided over $1.8 million to fund scholarships for students over the years. Some 1,000 people are expected to attend this year's event, which takes place at 7pm in the Harkness Quadrangle on campus.
Tune in Sunday evening at 7pm for an amazing set by Terri Lyne Carrington as she and her band tear through a mondern re-imagining of the 1962 collaboration between Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach called Money Jungle.
Jazz 91.9 WCLK is your home for NPR Jazz, including JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Saturday mornings at six, Sunday evenings at 7pm.
Fulton Focus this month includes a closer look at Fulton County Emergency 911 Services and Fulton observances of National Crime Victims Rights Week April 21-27. Communications Director Ericka Davis drops by to discuss your county government during National County Government month.
We'll also talk about Fulton County Emergency Management's "See Something/Say Something" public service campaign designed to keep everyone alert to their surroundings.
Join Nicole Sweeney for Friday Jazz @ The High Museum this evening beginning at 5pm for a double feature that will last until midnight. Steve Dancz and his sextet will play, followed by the Latin sounds of Willy Ziavino and the C.O.T. Band.
Stroll the museum and take in the Frida and Diego exhibit, and settle in for some top-flight jazz, all hosted by your Midday Jazz Swing host Nicole.
For more information about Friday Jazz At The High click here.
Your Health Connection is joined by Oncologist Dr. Karen Godette and breast cancer survivor Chermaine Axam-Wilkins for a frank discussion about the myths and realities about breast cancer in 2013. How much is genetic? What are the treatement and cosmetic options? Do you use a wig or fly your new post-cancer hairdo high and tight? You'll hear real answers to real questions that will provide you with the common-sense understanding you may need.
Jay Edwards is joined on Jazz Tones by Eric Person, alto and sopranosaxophone player and leader of Meta-Four and Metamorphosis. Since coming to New York City in 1982, Person has performed with a who's who list of legends on the jazz and rock scene.
Kiplyn Primus is joined by United Way of Greater Atlanta President and CEO Milton Little, and Sonia Milner of Nicholas House, a transitional shelter for homeless families that will be receiving shoeboxes on Mother's Day as part of the WCLK-United Way Shoebox Campaign.
Listen to their conversation here, or tune in for community engagement on The Local Take Saturday morning at 7:30a before Tavis as Kiplyn digs deeper into the Shoebox Campaign, and how your decorative shoeboxes filled with toiletries and personal care items can make a difference on Mother's Day.
In advance of Hugh Masekela's performance tonight at The Rialto Center For the Performing Arts downtown, Jay Edwards will be focusing on the South African horn player, composer, singer and legend on Jazz Tones between 2p-6p.
Masekela celebrated his 74th birthday this weekend. Tickets are still available, check here for more information.
When you listen to Morris In The Morning your day starts on the upbeat. Energetic jazz-funk and Morris' Motivations will send you out the door and into your daily commute with a little something extra with which to take on the day. Fonda Smith is in with traffic reports to save you time and the important news of the day.
Morris In The Morning, Morning Jazz on WCLK, 6a-10a weekdays. See ya there!