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Legendary Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis is teaming up with Joe Pizzarelli for "Straighten Up and Fly Right: A Nat King Cole Tribute." The show takes place on Saturday, January 21 at GA State's Rialto Center for the Arts. Dr. Gordon Vernick will do a Pre-Show Talk about the piano stylings of 1950’s pop icon, Nat King Cole.

The nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards were announced this week and leading the pack is the Queen Bee—Beyoncé with nine nods. Following her are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who each garnered eight and Chance The Rapper with seven. The Recording Academy will present the 59th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 pm ET.

 

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Dave Koz is bringing his annual "Christmas Tour" to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Center tonight at 8 p.m. The show features the award winning-jazz saxophonist along with special guests jazz guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Butler, R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore and legendary singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson. Check out what he had to say about the highly anticipated production as well as his new music projects and more.

Happy Holidays jazz lovers. You still have one more chance to see acclaimed Atlanta trumpeter Byron Stripling perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra TONIGHT at 8 p.m.

Jazz  91.9 WCLK is teaming up with McDonald's for the "McCafe Fusion Sunday" on November 13 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Turner Hill Road McDonald's in Lithonia, GA. The event will feature live performances from some of the biggest names in Jazz and Soul music including:  Anthony David, Julie Dexter, Joey Sommerville and Phillippia.  The afternoon of music will also serve as a fundraiser for the Wheels of Dreams Youth Foundation, a community investment initiative of the Atlanta region Black McDonald's Owners Association (BMOA). 

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Don’t forget to check out Saturday’s edition of “UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry. This week I’ll be talking to actress and comedienne Cocoa Brown. She dishes about starring in the OWN's hit series "For Better or Worse" as well as her non-profit organization "Wigs of Love" and more.

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Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad tonight at the High Museum of Art for another edition of Friday Jazz at the High. This month's special musical guest includes Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo. It all begins at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo will perform covers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Big Maybelle, Percy Mayfield, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Freddie King, Jimmy Hall, The Allman Brothers, The Band and many others.

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Make sure you all check out today's edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.”  The show will feature Issa Rae, star of HBO's new series "Insecure".  We also talk to rising photographer and artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden about his new exhibition, "Come to Selfhood", which explores Black male imagery and masculinity. Tony winning-director and CAU alumni Kenny Leon is also in the studio to chat about directing "Hairspray" with Jennifer Hudson as well as his fondest memories of the late actor, Bill Nunn.

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Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist, Nnenna Freelon will perform a special selection of songs with her Jazz trio in tribute to female Jazz vocalists on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. The event is part of activities for the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) and takes place at Georgia State's Rialto Center for the Arts. 

 

Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. EST.  This week's guests include "If Loving You is Wrong" Actress, April Parker Jones. Culinary duo Butter + Brown stop by to chat about their new show on ASPIRE.  Jazz Guitarist, Eric Essix also talks to us about his new album, This Train: The Gospel Sessions.  

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