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New Music: Voyage Home By Chris Rogers

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring the the debut release on Art of Life Records by Trumpeter and Composer, Chris Rogers, Voyage Home.  It features the late Saxophonist Michael Brecker in one of his final studio sessions, Guitarist Steve Khan, Saxophonist Ted Nash, Pianist Xavier Davis, Bassist Jay Anderson, Drummer Steve Johns, Saxophonist Roger Rosenberg, Trombonist Art Baron, Keyboardist Mark Falchook, Percussionist Willie Martinez and a digital sample of the late Trombonist, Barry Rogers.  Rogers is the son of the late Trombonist Barry Rogers.

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming, presents Jazz Vocalist Tammy McCann on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.   McCann will be joined by Tom Vaitsas on piano, Mimi Jones on bass, and Clif Wallace on drums. “Classically trained but steeped in the sounds and rituals of Chicago jazz,” vocalist Tammy McCann finds “new tones and colors, fresh shadings and tints in an instrument that already ranks among the most alluring in jazz,” commanding a “luxuriant, supple, larger-than life” voice “that inspires wonder” (Chicago Tribune).

New Music: Countdown By Paul Taylor

Jan 14, 2017

Saxophonist Paul Taylor has been one of the players defining Contemporary Jazz since his first record On The Horn in 1995.  On his new release on Peak Records/eOne, Countdown, he plays across a number of genres, including Dance Pop/EDM, trancelike Neo-Soul, Electronica, Folksy Lite Rock, Reggaeton, even a touch of Blues. You can hear cuts from Countdown at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

More about Paul Taylor here.

Nat Hentoff Passes, Jazz Remembers

Jan 13, 2017
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Nat Hentoff, journalist, author, Jazz critic and civil libertarian-made his transition at age 91 on January 7 at his home in Manhattan. A self proclaimed trouble maker originally from Boston who resided in New York, Nat was  the first non-musician to be recognized as a Jazz Master by The National Endowment for the Arts. He wrote for the Village Voice for 50 years and contributed to the New Yorker,Washington Post, Down Beat, Jazz Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He published more than 35 books ranging from young adults to nonfiction titles.  Hentoff was a political reformer, political agitator, enemy of censors and an educational reformer.

January Premium: Jazz 91.9 WCLK Travel Mug

Jan 12, 2017

Click here to pick up your Jazz 91.9 WCLK travel mug for just $20 plus $5 shipping and handling. Let your Jazz flag fly as you drink your morning coffee, afternoon tea or evening smoothie.  Let everyone know you support Jazz 91.9 WCLK!  

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Arts At Tech, presenting Alonzo King Lines Ballet at the Ferst Center for The Arts on Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m.   Alonzo King returns to his home state of Georgia for the first time with his dance company and, features works of deeply rooted cultural traditions and classic ballet. Ticket information is available at 404-894-9600 or by clicking here.

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In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will air special coverage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 16.   Beginning at 10:00 a.m. we will feature a simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. 49th Annual Commemorative Service coverage, live from the Horizon Sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church.   This year's keynote speaker will be Father Michael Pfleger.   U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will deliver a special tribute.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta, presenting Grammy-winning Saxophonist, Eric Marienthal for one night only Thursday, January 12. Marienthal has played with George Duke, Ramsey Lewis and The Rippingtons, among many others.

Information on tickets to Eric Marienthal's Thursday night appearance can be found here.

Entertainment Connections and City Winery present a Jazz & Blues Brunch on Sunday, January 15, featuring Atlanta's own Jazz Vocalists Theresa Hightower and Myrna Clayton; The Mose Davis Trio; and, Jazz Trumpeter Milkshake. This event will be hosted by WCLK's Debb Moore. Located at Ponce City Market, City Winery is Atlanta's exclusive operating winery, restaurant and live entertainment venue featuring culinary and cultural experiences under one roof. Doors open at noon, showtime at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

This week on The Local Take we speak with Toni Holmes from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.

She shares with us why the need for blood donations goes up during and after holiday periods. Additionally she explains why blood types are matched to recipients and that O negative is the universal donor and they are currently running short. 

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