Atlanta's Jazz Station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK recently hosted a screening of the Clark Terry film, "Keep On Keepin' On." The documentary follows the late jazz legend over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.
The Atlanta screening of HBO's “Bessie” starring Queen Latifah was held last night at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The VIP event was hosted by the film’s producer Shelby Stone and the film’s star Tory Kittles. “Bessie” also features Tika Sumpter, Mo'Nique, Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander and Mike Epps.
Netflix has released the official 2-minute trailer for its highly anticipated documentary on the life and music of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. The film is titled, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and features never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina’s most memorable songs. Recorded over the course of 3 decades, Nina tells her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers.
Click here for your copy of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazzette, Spring Issue. Inside: The Power of One #MembershipMatters + an evening w/ Natalie Cole + if the SHOE FITS, fill the box + programming highlights + live music and events + Jazz Profile and CD Poll results + more…
Click here for the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazzette, January Issue – Inside: General Manager’s Message; WCLK Commemorative T-shirt Design Contest; CAU Queens Community Service Project; programming highlights; live music and events; Jazz Profile and CD Poll results; and, more…
Relax and unwind at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK, 40th Anniversary Edition of Wednesday WindDown at Centennial Olympic Park on August 27. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. Jamal Ahmad, host of the SOUL of Jazz will broadcast, live from the Park. At 5:30 p.m., Internationally Acclaimed Pianist, Madoca, will take the stage. Enjoy an evening of Contemporary and Classic Jazz at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary edition of Wednesday WindDown in Centennial Olympic Park Concert on August 27, 5:30 p.m. featuring Madoca. Click here to sample what’s in store!
Click here to preview the Jazz 91.9 WCLK – Jazzette - August issue. We are pleased to announce a Tony Award Winner and avid Golfer as the event chair of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Jazz & Celebrity Golf Event along with former NFL players and musicians as cohosts.
April is National Poetry Month and Jazz 91.9 WCLK and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Department of English presents a poetry competition for poets ages 18 and up. Poets are invited to submit original poetry on topics ranging from the joy of being alive to commentary about social and political issues. Do you want to praise someone; heal a broken heart with your words; or, celebrate the future? Submit your poetry now through Friday, April 18, 5:00 p.m. to: CAUPoetryContest@cau.edu
In addition to a special serenade by Dianne Reeves, the Jazz Legacy Gala includes dinner and tributes. Ticket purchase to the Gala includes a ticket to the George Benson Concert. Reserve your table seats by clicking here.
In observance of…; highlights from the show; how you can help sustain the legacy of Jazz; takin’ The Local Take LOCAL; programming highlights, live event listing and more in the October issue of the Jazzette. Click here. ENJOY!