WCLK http://wclk.com en Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr. http://wclk.com/post/remembering-jazz-violinist-john-blake-jr For decades, John Blake Jr. created a rare role for the violin within the jazz of his eras. A versatile player, he worked memorably with Archie Shepp, Grover Washington Jr., and McCoy Tyner. He released several solo recordings. He taught in conservatories and mentored many outside the classroom.<p>Blake died Friday, Aug. 15 from complications due to multiple myeloma, according to his family. He was 67.<p>In 2001, Blake appeared on NPR's <em>Billy Taylor's Jazz At The Kennedy Center,</em> a program which brought in guest artists for an interview and performance with Taylor's trio. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 1743 at http://wclk.com Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr. Jazz & Celebrity Golf Event Benefiting WCLK Monday @ Eagles Landing--Register Here and Now http://wclk.com/post/jazz-celebrity-golf-event-benefiting-wclk-monday-eagles-landing-register-here-and-now <p></p><p>Join jazz 91.9 WCLK for 18 holes of championship golf on Monday, August 25th for the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Jazz &amp; Celebrity Golf event at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge.</p><p>This event is guaranteed to be loads of fun. In addition to the golf event, there will be a beginner’s golf clinic, live radio broadcast, contests, games, networking and an awards celebration. Whether you’re a high handicapper or low handicapper, you will walk away a winner.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:12:41 +0000 Rob Maynard 1742 at http://wclk.com Jazz & Celebrity Golf Event Benefiting WCLK Monday @ Eagles Landing--Register Here and Now Jazz 91.9 WCLK Newsletter - Jazzette, August Issue http://wclk.com/post/jazz-919-wclk-newsletter-jazzette-august-issue <p></p><p><a href="http://wclk.com/jazz-919-wclk-newsletter-jazzette-august-issue">Click here</a> to preview the Jazz 91.9 WCLK – Jazzette &nbsp;- August issue.&nbsp; We are pleased to announce a Tony Award Winner and avid Golfer&nbsp;as the event chair of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Jazz &amp; Celebrity Golf Event along with former NFL players and musicians as cohosts.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:55:34 +0000 Shed Jackson 1741 at http://wclk.com Jazz 91.9 WCLK Newsletter - Jazzette, August Issue NBA Player Jason Collins to speak during CNN Dialogues: Athletes and Social Responsibility http://wclk.com/post/nba-player-jason-collins-speak-during-cnn-dialogues-athletes-and-social-responsibility <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The upcoming CNN </span>DIALOGUES<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, “Athletes&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and Social Responsibility: Expectations in the </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century,” will be held&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:31:21 +0000 Ray Cobb 1739 at http://wclk.com NBA Player Jason Collins to speak during CNN Dialogues: Athletes and Social Responsibility Your Health Connection Returns Wednesday, Discusses Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis http://wclk.com/post/your-health-connection-returns-wednesday-discusses-coping-cancer-diagnosis <p></p><p>Your Health Connection returns Wednesday, August 20 at 6pm for another season of interactive talk radio with a purpose.&nbsp; JaQuitta Williams is back as host, as we discuss what to do if you or a loved one gets diagnosed with cancer.&nbsp; Fighting cancer takes medicine, mind, body, and a good support network.&nbsp; JaQuitta's guests will include Psychiatric Oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer from the Winship Cancer Institute, and Medical Oncologist Dr. Laura Weakland with Georgia Cancer Specialists.</p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:25:18 +0000 Rob Maynard 1738 at http://wclk.com Your Health Connection Returns Wednesday, Discusses Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis Joshua Redman's Trios Live Takes Mainstream Deep, Overnights On WCLK http://wclk.com/post/joshua-redmans-trios-live-takes-mainstream-deep-overnights-wclk <p></p><p>Joshua Redman has worked his way from young lion to jazz master, one of the true saxophone innovators of 21st Century jazz music.&nbsp; On his latest release <em><strong>Trios Live</strong></em>, he meshes sax, bass and drums in vivid takes of everything from Kurt Weill's <em>Moritat(Mack The Knife)</em> to Monk's <em>Trinkle Tinkle</em>.</p><p>WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is airing out this release overnights on Serenade To The City on Atlanta's Jazz Station.</p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:07:53 +0000 Rob Maynard 1737 at http://wclk.com Joshua Redman's Trios Live Takes Mainstream Deep, Overnights On WCLK Depression And Suicide Awareness Information You Need To Know http://wclk.com/post/depression-and-suicide-awareness-information-you-need-know <p></p><p>The sad passing of Robin Williams is bringing awareness of depression and suicide into the community conversation more than ever before.&nbsp; Depressed people can't always "get over it."&nbsp; WCLK's Fulton Focus segment features key information you can use if you or a love one faces depression or suicidal thoughts.&nbsp; Renee Lee-Ferguson is a licensed Professional Counselor and the Behavioral and Developmental Disabilities Health Program Manager for the Fulton County Department of Health Services and talked with WCLK's Rob Maynard about it.</p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:14:57 +0000 Rob Maynard 1736 at http://wclk.com Depression And Suicide Awareness Information You Need To Know Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/makoto-ozon-piano-jazz A world-class jazz composer and pianist, Makoto Ozoné began playing organ at age 2 and picked up piano at 12 after falling in love with the music of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404845/oscar-peterson">Oscar Peterson</a>.<p>In this episode of <em>Piano Jazz</em> from 2002, Ozoné shows his mastery of the keyboard as he solos in his original "Lullaby for Rabbit." Host <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a> performs a "Portrait of Makoto Ozoné," and together they enjoy musical jokes in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15131378/sonny-rollin Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 1734 at http://wclk.com Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz Curtis Stigers On 'Song Travels' http://wclk.com/post/curtis-stigers-song-travels Saxophonist, vocalist and songwriter Curtis Stigers wrote the Emmy-nominated theme song for the TV show <em>Sons of Anarchy</em>. Throughout his career, he's been straddling genres and reinventing jazz and modern standards.<p>On this episode of <em>Song Travels</em>, Stigers joins host <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15441319/michael-feinstein">Michael Feinstein</a> to discuss his journey to become a songwriter. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:08:00 +0000 editor 1735 at http://wclk.com Curtis Stigers On 'Song Travels' Drum Fill Friday, With Guest Host Matt Wilson http://wclk.com/post/drum-fill-friday-guest-host-matt-wilson Drummer and bandleader Matt Wilson is one of jazz's most sought-after players; he's recorded on over 250 albums, not including those of his own three current bands. He's one of the music's great optimists as well, whose energy and good humor (on or off the drum stool) serves him well as a teacher, <a href="http://www.wbgo.org/playdate/welcome-to-wbgos-playdate" target="_blank">public radio host</a> or general ambassador. His latest recording, <em>Gathering Call</em>, came out early this year.<p>We thought he'd make a great Quizmaster, so we asked him to pick this week's cuts. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 1733 at http://wclk.com Drum Fill Friday, With Guest Host Matt Wilson