Atlanta Jazz Festival

New Music: Dance of Time By Eliane Elias

Mar 19, 2017

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners enjoyed cuts from Elias' 2015 release Made In Brazil, in particular the song Driving Ambition.  Her performance at the Atlanta Jazz Festival created a memorable Brazilian music buzz in the city too.  Elias has a new record coming out this week called Dance of Time, on Concord Jazz.  

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.  New this year are 40 Days of Jazz (an expansion of the traditional 31 days), a Jazz Appreciation Month concert at Chastain Park and the February 11 benefit concert—Put on Your Red Dress, Baby: An Evening of Jazz & Romance featuring Vincent Ingala. Ingala, best known for his award-winning saxophone skills is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer.

Keith Foster

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Jazz 91.9 WCLK tent at the 39th Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day weekend.  We saw old friends and made new ones.   Great job by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs,  public safety officials and volunteers;  and, some great sets of music throughout Piedmont Park.  Stay with Jazz 91.9 WCLK throughout the year to hear the artists you got to know better at the Atlanta Jazz Festival.  It's always 31 Days of Jazz at Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is proud to be a media partner of the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, May 27 - 29 at Piedmont Park.   The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual rite of Spring that takes place over the Memorial Day Weekend.  It is the entertainment gateway to Summer in Atlanta.  The festival features three separate stages of entertainment including local, international and main stage performances.

Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Camille Russel Love stopped by WCLK and talked about it with Jamal Ahmad on The SOUL of Jazz.

NEW MUSIC: Horizon Ahead By Benny Golson

Apr 29, 2016

Benny Golson is a Mainstream Jazz great on tenor sax who played with everyone you know, from John Coltrane to Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie to Lionel Hampton and Art Farmer. As a young man he moved from Bebop to Hard Bop, and he has composed Jazz music for longer than most of us have been alive.   Golson will lead his current band at the 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival on the Main Stage on Sunday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. as part of Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz.

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