WCLK remembers Joe Sample, jazz composer, keyboardist and co-founder of crucial jazz-funk band The Crusaders. Another jazz great is gone too soon. This news comes hard to fans of The Crusaders, who also mourned the passing of Wayne Henderson in April. Listen to WCLK in days to come as we play his music and remember his influence.
To listen to pieces about the Crusaders and Joe Sample, click here.
Join Kiplyn Primus for a Local Take Segment Saturday morning in the 7am hour as she talks with Jesse J. Tyson, CEO and President of the National Black MBA Association, which is holding it's annual conference and exhibition in Atlanta September 16-20. What are the challenges and opportunities for those who have gone the extra mile to gain the graduate status of Masters of Business Administration?
We'll talk about it on The Local Take, part of the Public Affairs Block on WCLK, Saturday mornings at 7am before Tavis, exclusively on WCLK.
Atlanta's ONE Musicfest comes by once a year, featuring some of contemporary hip hop and R&B's leading lights. This year's headliners include Nas and Kendrick Lamar, along with many other acts on different stages, including a DJ stage, kicking off around noon on Saturday, September 13 at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood.
Jamal Ahmad took time away from The Soul of Jazz to talk with ONE Musicfest Founder Jay Carter, about the music and about one of Atlanta's unique days of entertainment.
The Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert takes place on Friday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre featuring Jazz Funk Musician and Instrumentalist, Brian Culbertson and GRAMMY® Award winning Guitarist, Norman Brown. Culbertson and Brown will play Atlanta as a Fall fundraiser concert to support Jazz 91.9 WCLK, a nonprofit National Public Radio affiliate station.
The Jazz 91.9 WCLK Fall Benefit Concert featuring Brian Culbertson will feature a melody of songs from his chart topping new album, Another Long Night Outalong with a score of favorites from Norman Brown and cuts from his long awaited new release,Sending My Love.
Houston-born drummer extraordinaire Michael Carvin has played with a who's who of jazz greats, from Freddie Hubbard to Pharoah Sanders. His latest project features a razor-sharp quartet including Keith Loftis on tenor sax, pianist Yakoi Ikawa and Jansen Cinco. They play propulsive straight ahead versions of such jazz classics as Monk's In Walked Bud and Miles' So What. The Michael Carvin Experience is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's pick of the week, and you will hear it at various times late night and overnight on Atlanta's Jazz Station on Serenade To The City.
The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?
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September means back-to-school for college campuses across the nation. Universities like Clark Atlanta University (CAU) are teaming with students, faculty and staff, all bustling to register for classes, meeting new and old friends as well as taking in an array of activities on and away from campus.