Atlanta's Jazz Station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK recently hosted a screening of the Clark Terry film, "Keep On Keepin' On." The documentary follows the late jazz legend over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.
The Atlanta screening of HBO's “Bessie” starring Queen Latifah was held last night at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The VIP event was hosted by the film’s producer Shelby Stone and the film’s star Tory Kittles. “Bessie” also features Tika Sumpter, Mo'Nique, Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander and Mike Epps.
Grammy winning-singer and noted actress, Jill Scott aka "Jilly from Philly"announced Monday a new summer tour. The 25 -date tour kicks off July 13 in Pittsburgh, PA with stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta's Chastain Park on August 2.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is proud to announce several important new partnerships this year. In order to present the classic jazz film, One Night With Blue Note, the festival is working with the BronzeLens Film Festival and Blue Note Records; and to present three of the brightest young stars in jazz at this year’s festival, they are collaborating with Blue Note and Revive Music.
The Power to Inspire 2015 Human Rights Summit takes place on Tuesday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 6 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. The summit’s goal is to shine a light on current pressing human rights issues and solutions from those who are working for their eradication. Panel discussions include environmental justice, ending human trafficking and lessons from the Atlanta Student Movement.
Israeli-Ethiopian singer Ester Rada brings her 3-piece band to Atlanta's Breman Museum Thursday, May 7 for an infectious blend of Ethio-jazz, funk and soul. The show is from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Rada has opened for Alicia Keys and headlined in concert halls around the world. Rada’s self-titled debut album has been influenced by legends Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone and is described as a “cross-cultural sound that is a deep reflection of the Israeli-born Ethiopian’s heritage.”
Netflix has released the official 2-minute trailer for its highly anticipated documentary on the life and music of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. The film is titled, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and features never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina’s most memorable songs. Recorded over the course of 3 decades, Nina tells her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers.
At WCLK we know bass. That's why bass players from Stanley Clarke to Bob Cranshaw to Marcus Miller have dropped by the station over the years. It's also why WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Coming of Age, the new release from Ben Williams, on Serenade To The City late nights and also throughout the day on the station. Who has Ben Williams played with over the years?