Drummer and Composer Harvey Mason has provided the beat for an astounding list of artists, from Frank Sinatra to John Legend, but he's probably best known for playing as part of the Headhunters, with Herbie Hancock. He's also a founding member of Fourplay.
Mason's new release Chameleon has a little something for everyone, if you are a fan of great beats.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Mason's new release on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station. You can also hear the new record throughout the day.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Wednesday Winddown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series. Thanks especially to William Green and Kipper Jones, who brought the vibes on a perfect spring evening.
So make your plans to come to Centennial Olympic Park and enjoy Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy Wednesday May 23 as we continue to celebrate 40 years of providing great Jazz Public Radio to Atlanta!
From Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards comes words--"Dave Bass is an extraordinary individual who has co-branded himself as Deputy State Attorney General of California and a Jazz Pianist who leaves a indelible footprint in Jazz, Latin Jazz and Blues. He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston and left after few months to study with the famed Madame Margaret Charloff. He also studied composition with George Russell."
Jay Edwards and Dave Bass will talk on Jazz Tones today about his career in jazz and as California Deputy Attorney General in Civil Rights Enforcement.
Joe Gransden is the April artist for Friday Jazz At The High Museum. Atlanta's best remedy to Friday traffic jams is to head to Atlanta's great art museum for art and jazz jams. This Friday's event takes place from 5p-10p. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad is your emcee, and Joe Gransden is one of Atlanta's foremost players, singers, bandleaders and arrangers. He's also a friend of WCLK, so we can assure you this will be a great event for the WCLK family. You can also check out the current High Museum exhibits.
Attention Atlanta: The city will temporarily shut down miles of Atlanta streets to cars, opening them exclusively to bicyclists and pedestrians as part of Atlanta Streets Alive by Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and friends. So bring your bicycle or just your feet and get ready to explore your community streets in a whole new way. Join us Sunday, April 20, from 2-6 p.m. on 3 miles of car-free streets in the Historic West End and Adair Park.
Your Health Connection on WCLK on Wednesday, April 16 featured a discussion about the unlikely but very real issue of cancer in young people. JaQuitta Williams hosted as we were joined by guests including Pediatric Oncologist Dr. John Bergsagel of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, 20-year-old leukemia survivor Daniel Blues, and Daniel's father Ezell Blues.
Kiplyn Primus devoted The Local Take on WCLK this week to a major literary event taking place April 16 at Spelman College. The Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism will take into account the career and lasting work of Butler, considered by most the greatest African American Science Fiction writer.
Atlanta Get Ready! On Saturday May 3 at 7pm, Grammy Award Winner Lalah Hathaway, The Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra will perform at the 21st Annual Jazz Under The Stars Concert. This event will be heldo on the campus of Clark Atlanta University at the Harkness Hall Quadrangle, rain or shine. This event is presented by the CAU Guild and UPS.