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10:19 am
Sat September 13, 2014

WCLK Remembers Joe Sample, 1939-2014

Credit Margot Schulman

WCLK remembers Joe Sample, jazz composer, keyboardist and co-founder of crucial jazz-funk band The Crusaders.  Another jazz great is gone too soon.  This news comes hard to fans of The Crusaders, who also mourned the passing of Wayne Henderson in April.  Listen to WCLK in days to come as we play his music and remember his influence.

To listen to pieces about the Crusaders and Joe Sample, click here.

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Arts
4:45 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

ONE Musicfest Back This Weekend, Founder Jay Carter Talks With Jamal Ahmad

Atlanta's ONE Musicfest comes by once a year, featuring some of contemporary hip hop and R&B's leading lights.  This year's headliners include Nas and Kendrick Lamar, along with many other acts on different stages, including a DJ stage, kicking off around noon on Saturday, September 13 at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood.

Jamal Ahmad took time away from The Soul of Jazz to talk with ONE Musicfest Founder Jay Carter, about the music and about one of Atlanta's unique days of entertainment.

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Jazz
8:45 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Michael Carvin Experience Flash Forward

Houston-born drummer extraordinaire Michael Carvin has played with a who's who of jazz greats, from Freddie Hubbard to Pharoah Sanders.  His latest project features a razor-sharp quartet including Keith Loftis on tenor sax, pianist Yakoi Ikawa and Jansen Cinco.  They play propulsive straight ahead versions of such jazz classics as Monk's In Walked Bud and Miles' So What.  The Michael Carvin Experience is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's pick of the week, and you will hear it at various times late night and overnight on Atlanta's Jazz Station on Serenade To The City.

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Community Engagement
2:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

WCLK Takes On Police Violence And Young Black Men-On The Local Take

Michael Brown

The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously  18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?

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Jazz
2:12 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Jazz & Celebrity Golf Event Monday @ Eagles Landing--Register Monday Morning In Person

EVEN THOUGH ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS ENDED, YOU CAN STILL JOIN US AT EAGLE'S LANDING MONDAY MORNING AND REGISTER ONSITE BEGINNING AT 7:30AM!

Join jazz 91.9 WCLK for 18 holes of championship golf on Monday, August 25th for the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Jazz & Celebrity Golf event at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge.

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Jazz
9:07 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Joshua Redman's Trios Live Takes Mainstream Deep, Overnights On WCLK

Joshua Redman has worked his way from young lion to jazz master, one of the true saxophone innovators of 21st Century jazz music.  On his latest release Trios Live, he meshes sax, bass and drums in vivid takes of everything from Kurt Weill's Moritat(Mack The Knife) to Monk's Trinkle Tinkle.

WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is airing out this release overnights on Serenade To The City on Atlanta's Jazz Station.

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Jazz
8:54 am
Fri August 15, 2014

East African Singer-Songwriter Somi Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones Saturday 2-6p

East African vocalist and songwriter Somi embarks on a short tour next month, introducing her new record The Lagos Music Salon, which features Angelique Kidjo and Common.

She spoke with Jay Edwards about it on Jazz Tones on WCLK Saturday afternoon, August 16.

Read Somi's bio here.

You can sample and buy The Lagos Music Salon and support public radio jazz on WCLK at the same time by clicking on the image below.  Thank you.

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Jazz
1:36 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Dr. John, All-Star Cast Honor Louis Armstrong On Ske-Dat-De-Dat, The Spirit of Satch

WCLK PD and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen is adding cuts from the new release from Dr. John, an all star tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong.  Trumpet players on this record include Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and Arturo Sandoval.

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Community Engagement
11:40 am
Fri August 8, 2014

WINGS For Kids Provides After School Enrichment, Social and Emotional Learning

Join us on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning after NPR News at 7am for a look at community groups and individuals making a positive difference in the Atlanta Community.  Denise Blake is Executive Director of WINGS For Kids Atlanta, an after school enrichment program that teaches children social and emotional learning skills.  WINGS For Kids is operating in four Fulton County schools in the 2014-2015 school year, and they employ college and grad students from AUC and other area colleges as mentors for local elementary school students who learn how to collaborate and negotiate w

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Jazz
9:38 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Wade Ford Summer Concert Series Presents Legends of Jazz Spyro Gyra Saturday @ Mable House

Have A Morning Dance on a Saturday night.  Wade Ford is a friend of WCLK and they're bringing Spyro Gyra to Atlanta for one night only Saturday evening, August 9.  See Spyro Gyra Live on their 40th Anniversary Concert Saturday at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre.  There is not a bad seat in the house, you can bring your picnic, and enjoy these fusion jazz masters as they celebrate 40 years making music together.

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