Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Support for WCLK programming comes from Atlanta's High Museum of Art, presenting Friday Jazz on July 20 from 6pm until 10pm. This month features the sounds of The Joe Gransden Big Band. Friday Jazz At The High is hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad. Ticket information is available at high.org. Seating for Friday Jazz is limited and opens at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Standing room is plentiful. Friday Jazz is FREE with Museum admission and FREE for members.

Congratulations to Jay Edwards, host of Jazz Tones on WCLK Sundays 3pm-7pm, for being nominated as Presenter of the Year in the 2018 JazzWeek Awards.This category is for a jazz broadcaster with exceptional presentation and communications skills for an outstanding individual who hosts or produces a jazz program. Awards will be given out on August 9 in San Jose at the Annual JazzWeek Summit.

For more information about JazzWeek and the JazzWeek Awards, click here.

Brian Simpson: Persuasion

Jul 18, 2018

Illinois-born pianist Brian Simpson was influenced by Oscar Peterson as he grew up listening to jazz music, but his music over a career including seven albums has fit into a contemporary groove that you hear on WCLK. On his latest release Persuasion(Shanachie), he brings funk and jazz with help from musicians including Peter White and Boney James. You can hear cuts from Persuasion on WCLK at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays overnight 10pm-2am.

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by Wade Ford, presenting The Wade Ford Summer Concert Series Jazz And Soul Event on Saturday, July 21 at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre. Performers include Marion Meadows, Maysa, Kim Waters, and Joey Sommerville and Friends. Doors open 5pm, with the show beginning at 6pm. More information including tickets is available at wadefordconcert.com.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Travel Concierge Aiyana Mathews of Gardner-Mathews about the upcoming International Aerospace Series: Florida Conference taking place at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University November 14th - 15th in Daytona Beach, FL.

Pages