Join us for the Tavis Smiley Show Saturday morning at 8am as Tavis previews next week's State of The Union Address from President Obama. Tavis will also talk with Morehouse School of Medicine President Emeritus Dr. Louis Sullivan about his new biography "Breaking Ground-My Life In Medicine."
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Multi-instrumentalist T. K. Blue first learned to play tenor sax from Billy Mitchell, whose propulsive playing drove combos for both Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. In the years since, T. K. Blue, aka Talib Kibwe has worked with a whose who of straight ahead jazz including stints with Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar Brand.
His new release is called A Warm Embrace. WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen has pulled the title track and When Sunny Gets Blue for some spins on Serenade To The City, Atlanta's Overnight Jazz Soundtrack(Mon-Fri 10p-2a).
WCLK's Fonda Smith will be filing reports Monday morning with updates from the annual Hosea Feed The Hungry MLK Jr Day Festival Of Services at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. In the run up to Monday's event, they can still use contributions from supporters. If you would like to pitch in at the last minute as part of this annual King Day service event, reach out to HFTH by clicking here.
Jazz vocalist of note Laura Coyle and her Quintet provide the musical soundtrack to Friday Jazz At The High Museum this week. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee at this event, and he sat down to chat with Coyle in advance of her performance. Friday Jazz this week will also serve as the kickoff of WCLK's 40th Anniversary Celebration. We hope to see you there.
Join WCLK Friday at 5pm for Friday Jazz At The High Museum as we kick off our 40th Anniversary celebration. Jamal Ahmad is your host and The Laura Coyle Quintet is the live entertainment. Your museum admission gains admission to the Friday Jazz, as WCLK begins our year long celebration in recognition of the day in April, 1974 we went on the air bringing Jazz to Atlanta. So skip the Friday traffic jam and join Atlanta's Jazz Station for the celebration.
Your Health Connection for January features a look at current issues and possibilities with regards to cervical cancer. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and CCRTD and WCLK will bring you a conversation you or your loved ones can use to help cause healthy outcomes.
Kiplyn Primus took calls live Saturday morning, January 11 at seven on The Local Take, just before Tavis Smiley. Moral Mondays are coming to the Georgia Legislature this session, beginning Monday, January 13. Grass roots protestors will gather at the state capitol each week to let our political leaders know that health care access and voting rights are issues all Georgians take seriously.
Join Morris In The Morning each Monday through Friday from 6a until 10a for the wake up call to get your day moving. Morris will have his daily motivations, Fonda Smith joins in with the latest news and traffic information to ease your commute, and you'll hear Atlanta's best mix of contemporary jazz music.
So make sure you're tuned to 91.9 FM to start your day listening to Atlanta's anti-depressant of the airwaves.
Hear a Surround Sound remix of music from the Grammy-nominated album, in performance at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Gretchen Parlato sings a song that Bill Evans arranged for Astrud Gilberto, while Truesdell chooses three additional pieces that have special meaning at Newport. JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater from NPR is heard exclusively on WCLK Sunday evenings at 7pm.
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