Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

While APD has a better reputation in the community than many forces across the country, a vigilant public must still 'watch the watchmen.' Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK, I'll talk with  Lee Reid of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board and Jasmine Guy about the ACRB's launch of the "Nobody Needs to Know Campaign" allowing citizens to anonymously lodge complaints or concerns about police officers that they encounter or observe.

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.

Baltimore native classic jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut brings his lithe technical skill and robust soulful style to The Velvet Note in Alpharetta Friday, December 2nd. Chestnut’s deep gospel roots and his love of swinging hard bop makes him one of the most incredible jazz pianist on the scene today. He’s honed his craft working with a number of amazing musicians like Jon Hendricks, the legendary Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison.

Infinity Jazz Records

At Jazz 91.9 WCLK we love the holiday season because we can break out some great Jazz Christmas music.  You'll hear classics as well as new cuts on the station over the next few weeks.  A new Christmas record for 2016 is out on Infinity Jazz Records from Atlanta's own Rhythm Jets.  You can hear cuts from Rhythm Jets Christmas at various times throughout the day in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK I'll speak with Dr. Maya Taylor about an organization that she founded, the South Fulton Arrow Youth Council. The South Fulton Arrow Youth Council is a nonprofit organization that provides rigorous educational leadership training for students in K - 12 and young adults up to age 22.  Most young people are introduced to the organization during their Summer Institute.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK celebrates 42 years as Atlanta's Jazz station.   As a National Public Radio affiliate station , we rely heavily on the donations of our listeners to meet our annual operating budget.   As 2016 draws to a close, we find ourselves just shy of goal and need that final wind of donations to help push us over the finish line.

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play a tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on as part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection.

Join Dr. Judi Crocker-Billingsley Saturday morning at 7:30am on WCLK as she takes a look at the societal pressures and coping mechanisms required by athletes in our society. While sports is generally regarded as an activity that can improve those participating, athletes are increasingly exploited at the upper echelons of competition, particularly at the collegiate and professional levels. Concurrent with a recent national conference held at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Judi talks with Dr. Emmett Gill and Dr.

While not the best known of the Marsalis brothers, Delfeayo Marsalis is an NEA Jazz Master who has made his name as a band leader and trombonist with technical chops and creative musical instincts. On his new release on Troubadour Jass, Make America Great Again, he assembles his Uptown Jazz Orchestra for a wide-ranging effort that sounds both modern but also makes a nod to the great New Orleans jazz traditions of the past.

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