Hillgrove High School students participated in Jazz in the Classroom yesterday featuring jazz vocalist Janis Siegel. The two-hour program chronicles Jazz history and its significance to pop, R&B and hip-hop music. The assembly was presented on behalf of Cobb Energy Centre’s Foundation ArtsBridge program and Atlanta’s jazz station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK.
Scotty Barnhart, Atlanta native, author and Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Florida State University, is also the the Director of the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra, which performs Wednesday evening as part of the Jazz Roots Series at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. He called in to chat with Jay Edwards, jazz educator and host of Jazz Tones, Saturdays 2p-6p on WCLK.
Fulton Focus is a joint production by Fulton County Communications and WCLK Public Affairs. It airs on WCLK Saturday morning at 7:30a just before the Tavis Smiley show from PRI. On this week's program we feature a September 25 Career Gathering and Job Fair at the Fulton County Government Center. We'll also catch up with the Fulton County SPARC program, designed to provide preventive care to Fulton County's Elderly residents.
Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is on the line, talking to Midday Jazz's Riva Blue about his upcoming turn Wednesday, September 25 at Cobb Energy Performance Centre's Jazz Roots Series Tribute To Ella, Joe and Basie. Count Basie’s music, characterized by a blues-steeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top-singers. This show honors two great singers whose performances with the Count reached legendary proportions.
Join WCLK this evening at 6pm or on demand here to hear Your Health Connection as we discuss prostate cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. JaQuitta Williams is our host, and is a cancer survivor herself. She's joined by Ralph C. T. Franklin, a prostate cancer survivor, and Dr. Walter Falconer, a urologist. They'll take phone calls live and also take questions via Twitter @jaquittaw and @CCRTD.
One Music Fest happens Saturday at Masquerade Music Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park near downtown. This event features an amazing cross pollination of artists and genres, separate states curated by notable DJs(including WCLK's own Jamal Ahmad). The tag line for One Music Fest is Unity Through Music. This year's lineup includes Snoop Lion, D J Kemit, Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, Amel Larrieux, Quadron, Luke James, Res, and a re-union of ATL's legendary Goodie Mob.
Coming up Saturday morning at seven thirty on The Local Take we’ll talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson’s 2010 book The Warmth of Other Suns, tells a compelling story of the African American 20th century diaspora.