From Jamal Ahmad, who hosted this edition of WCLK's ongoing Jazz Education series. "...Had a wonderful time hosting the Jazz Roots educational series this morning at North Atlanta High School w/ legendary South African singer/guitarist, Jonathan Butler! It was so inspiring to see him jam with a quartet that was comprised of students! They jammed Charlie Parker's "Now is the time" and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and even played a traditional South African tune with him! Don't count the kids out good people! There is still hope!"
Dave Koz and Jamal Ahmad caught up this week and discussed Koz's upcoming appearance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre December 2.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music's biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.
The legendary Sergio Mendes hits ATL next week as part of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Jazz Roots Series "A Night In Rio" concert on Saturday night October 26. He called in to chat with Jamal Ahmad recently about his music, and this fascinating tour.
Brazilian Music is based on its indigenous Indian, African and European roots. The rhythms were refined in the 1950’s by composers João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Dori Caymmi.
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.
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.
Jonathan Butler is in town May 22 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center as part of the Jazz Roots Series, performing with David Sanborn. The South African guitar and vocal artist is known across the globe for his music and his spirituality.
Jay Edwards will talk with Butler about his music, his influences, and what fans and newbies alike can expect at the May 22 performance.
George Duke stopped by Morning Jazz today to talk Jazz-Funk with Morris Baxter. Duke talks about his music, his roots, and the amazing list of musicians he's worked with over the years, including Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Frank Zappa.
If you're headed to tonight's WCLK 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, here's a chance to give a listen to this morning's conversation in case you missed it.
Thanks to all of our new and renewing members who made our Spring 2013 Membership Campaign a huge success. If your membership includes tickets to our 39th Anniversary Concert Wednesday featuring George Duke and Gerald Albright, you have two options with regards to getting your tickets.