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October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival

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The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park.   I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite.

New Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 20, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

Thanks to everyone for the love and support you've shown WCLK during our Fall Jazz-A-Thon. If you missed the opportunity to call in during the drive, it's not too late! Click on the donation button above or right here and make your financial donation to Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Your Health Connection returns to WCLK Wednesday evening, October 19 at 6pm for a live discussion about supportive services for breast cancer survivors. Pattie Walden is your host, and she will be joined by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, who specializes in reconstructive surgery. We're also joined by breast cancer survivors Jeanette Ross and Alana Hickman. We'll take your calls and questions, live. Your Health Connection is community engagement from the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

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WCLK congratulates our General Manager Wendy Williams, who has been selected as one of Atlanta's Top 100 Women of Influence and is honored today by the Atlanta Business League at their 32nd Annual Super Tuesday Event. Well Deserved, Wendy.

New Music: Zigzagger By Takuya Kuroda

Oct 17, 2016

If you are looking to hear the spirit of Miles Davis on a Contemporary Jazz record, I recommend you take a listen to Takuya Kuroda's new release on Concord, Zigzagger. Kuroda plays with a wide combination of players and, textures in a way that is satisfying and challenging at the same time.  He even joins up with Brooklyn Afro-beat Stylists, Antibalas for "Think Twice."  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring cuts from Zigzagger at various times throughout the day, including on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  

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Oliver Jones is the second most famous Canadian Jazz keyboardist, behind the legendary Oscar Peterson. Most Jazz fans don't know his name, but he has carved out an enduring international Jazz reputation while remaining a tireless advocate for Canadian Jazz.   Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride from NPR Music will feature the Oliver Jones Trio live from this year's Montreal Jazz Festival. It was his farewell live performance.

Let me thank everybody that took the time to call in on last Sunday to making sure that the gospel programming was represented during the Fall 2016 WCLK Jazz-a-thon Gospel-a-thon. Well, today is the very last day for all our my friends and Joy In The Morning listeners that were not able to make your contributions on last Sunday.  Help me and so make others that have already planted a seed to make sure that "Joy In The Morning" continues to be a main part of the WCLK lineup.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is a public radio station, supported by our member-listeners. If you're not a member yet, please become one during our Fall Jazz-A-Thon. Just call 404-880-8807 or click here to donate online safely and securely. We have some great thank you gifts, and you will help keep one of Atlanta's great cultural resources on the air.

October 21: ITC Second Annual Global Transformers Gala

Oct 15, 2016

The October 15 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK I caught up with Atlanta's renowned Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).  ITC presents its Second Annual Global Transformers Gala on Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  The theme this year is Women of Power, Faith and Action.