Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

1:44 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

WCLK Pick of The Week--Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, The Art of Conversation

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron has been a mainstay of the WCLK sound for years now.  His latest release on Impulse is with Bassist and Composer Dave Holland, who have performed as a duo for a couple of years now.  The record is called The Art of Conversation, and you can hear it at various times on WCLK.

You can purchase The Art of Conversation from Amazon and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on the banner below.  Thank you!

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Community Engagement
7:36 am
Sat November 22, 2014

WCLK Public Affairs Block Features Elisabeth Omilami, Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless

Hosea Williams

Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless has been helping people in the Atlanta Metro area for 44 years.  The organization, originally created and driven by the late Hosea Williams, is now headed by Elisabeth Omilami and her husband Afemo.  Elisabeth Omiliami talked with Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless initiatives, including Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the Georgia World Congress Center.

If you would like to learn more about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here.

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Community Engagement
4:02 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Mercedes Benz of Buckhead gives donation to Atlanta Community Food Bank

l to r: Wendy Williams, WCLK General Manager; Sarah Fonder-Kristy, ACFB Development Director and Grene Baranco.
Credit Ray Cobb

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead gave a contribution to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Grene Baranco, daughter of Gregory and Juanita Baranco, was there to present the check to ACFB's Development Director, Sarah Fonder-Kristy and Sr. Communications Manager, Amy Hudson. Also present was Jazz 91.9 WCLK's General Manager, Wendy Williams.

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9:27 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Henry Threadgill Pushes Boundaries This Weekend On Jazz Night In America, Exclusively On WCLK

Henry Threadgill conducts Vocalist Fay Victor and the Society Situation Dance Band at Harlem Stage.
Credit Shahar Azran/Courtesy of Harlem Stage

Saxophonist, Flutist, and Composer Henry Threadgill consistently pushes boundaries as a jazz artist.  This weekend on WCLK you can hear Threadgill on Jazz Night In America from NPR.  The program airs at 6a Saturday morning and 7p Sunday evening. These performances were recorded live at Harlem Stage, and feature a collection of Threadgill's works curated by Pianist Jason Moran.

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4:26 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Friday Night Music Remix At The High Museum Features Laura Coyle Quintet

Laura Coyle

Friday Night Music Remix at Atlanta's High Museum this month features The Laura Coyle Quintet, with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad as your host.  Admission also includes access to the High's permanent collection and all exhibitions, including Cezanne And The Modern, with works from Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, and Pisarro.  The event takes place Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm until 10pm.

Laura Coyle dropped by WCLK to talk with Jamal about this event.

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Community Engagement
10:13 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Your Health Connection Discusses Issues Related To Pregnancy and Cancer

Perrie Adams

The November 19 edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK featured Host(and Cancer Survivor) JaQuitta Williams discussing the issues involved with pregnancy and cancer. Her guest was 10 year cancer survivor and mom Perrie Adams, who endured a pregnancy with twins at the same time she went through chemotherapy and breast cancer treatment. Your Health Connection is made possible by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Here are relevant links to articles on the topic suggested by CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis:

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11:02 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Carmen Lundy Talks Jazz Vocals With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Vocalist Carmen Lundy is familiar to WCLK listeners and members.  We're playing her new release Soul To Soul throughout the day.  This afternoon on Jazz Tones host Jay Edwards will talk with Lundy about her music and her muse.  Tune in to Jazz Tones for Carmen Lundy and all of the Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and straight ahead jazz that you can handle.

You can pick up Soul To Soul from Amazon and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on the banner below.  Thank you!

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8:30 am
Sat November 15, 2014

WCLK Pick of The Week-Marquis Hill's Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1

Chicago-born, 27-year-old trumpet player Marquis Hill is establishing a solid jazz career at an early age.  Just last week Hill won the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition.  His latest release, Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1,  is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's choice for new jazz music worth your listen.  You can hear cuts from it throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, 10p-2a Monday through Friday.

For more about Marquis Hill, click here.

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Community Engagement
11:31 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Brings Holiday Food, Fire, and Safety Tips

Fulton Focus is a joint production of Fulton County Government and WCLK Public Affairs.  Saturday's show airs at 7:30am before The Tavis Smiley Show.  This month we feature a discussion about holiday fire safety with Fulton County Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Jack Butler and a conversation with Fulton County Police Officer Roderick Pittman about protecting yourself from crime during the holidays.

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12:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Black Nativity Returns December 4-21 @ Southwest Arts Center

Black Nativity is a rendition of the Christmas Story with dance, song and gospel music.  This annual inspirational holiday event will be in performance at various times beginning December 4 and running until December 21 at  the Southwest Arts Center.  Producing Director and guiding light for this production is Robert Connor.  He discussed Black Nativity with Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

For more information about Black Nativity including tickets, click here.

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