Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

You can hear your favorite nationally-syndicated jazz public radio programming from National Public Radio right here and also on 91.9 FM WCLK. Whether it's Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, Piano Jazz with the late Marian McPartland, or Piano Jazz Rising, you will hear great jazz artists in legendary venues, courtesy our our partners at NPR. WCLK is Jazz Public Radio in Atlanta. Are you a member?

Vocalist and Georgia Music Hall of Famer Peabo Bryson has joined the list of celebrities playing golf with WCLK Monday at Chateau Elan. Join us for a morning tee time, 18 holes of championship calibre golf, and plenty of fun and banter with your favorite WCLK announcers and our participating celebrities including The Champ Evander Holyfield, Joey Sommerville, Norman Brown, Kipper Jones, Jeff Sparks, Dr. Marvin Pryor and Nelson Render of The PR Experience, Carmen Rodgers and Peabo!

There will be a special live performance by Ragan Whiteside.

New Music On WCLK From Dee Dee Bridgewater

Aug 24, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater's new release on Okeh is titled Dee Dee's Feathers and she has teamed up with one of my favorite New Orleans trumpeters, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The record is a wonderful combination of Dee Dee's voice on top of that awesome New Orleans sound. Listen to WCLK and you will hear a wonderful arrangement of Saint James Infirmary, Big Chief- featuring Dr. John, Come Sunday, Congo Square and the Treme song/Do Whatcha Wanna. This is another great work of art that is a must for anyone's jazz collection.

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Tune in to WCLK Sunday evening at 7pm for Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride,  from our friends at WBGO in Newark and NPR Music. This week, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter,” an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.

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Join Rick Mitchell for Jazz In The New Millennium Sunday at 3pm following Debb Moore's Sunday Jazz Suite on WCLK. Rick covers the music and influence of Mexican jazz pianist and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill. Sundays at WCLK are filled with jazz and blues, including The Savannah Music Festival Live at 6pm, Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride at 7pm, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland at 8pm and Cafe Jazz with Gene Knight at 9pm.

August 9th marked the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Out of that tragedy, the Black Lives Matter movement was born. This movement in part has protested with disruptive acts and civil disobediance.  In Atlanta, the local affiliate of Black Lives Matter is called  Its Bigger Than You.  They led one of the largest protests in Atlanta in support of Michael Brown.  This is the group that shut down the connector, and they've disrupted weekend brunch at various restaurants around Atlanta.  

Norman Brown is an internationally-known jazz guitarist and a friend of WCLK and Clark Atlanta University. He'll be one of a number of celebrities including Evander Holyfield, Joey Sommerville, Jeff Sparks, and Kipper Jones  joining us at for the WCLK Golf Event Monday, August 31 at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort Golf Club northeast of Atlanta.  Golfers can play the beau­ti­ful 7,030 yard, par 71 with con­toured fair­ways, three lakes and two mean­der­ing streams.

Join us Wed August 19 at 6pm for a special 'best of' edition of Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams.  This program about coping with cancer features  Tiffany Cochran Edwards, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan.Tiffany Cochran was caregiver for her father Johnny Cochran through his battle with terminal brain cancer.  Ezell Blues is a nine year prostate cancer survivor who is also caring for a teenage son who has leukemia.  Publicist Christal Jordan is an ovarian cancer survivor.

New Jazz Music On WCLK

Aug 18, 2015

Larry Carlton and David T. Walker get together for the very first time and share the stage live at the Billboard in Tokyo. Larry has done an excellant job on this live recording and I'm glad he had the wisdom to add David T. Walker to the band. It's been five years since we've heard from David T. Walker and his playing on this record is impeccable! WCLK is playing several tracks from this new release. Burnable, 10pm, and Nite Crawler can be heard daily on WCLK. For all of you Jazz lovers here is another CD that should be in your Jazz collection.

Dr. Alduan Tartt returns for the August edition of Heart To Heart Tuesday evening at 6pm, made possible by Verizon Wireless and Clark Atlanta University. Most people have their "list" of criteria for their ideal date/mate, but what constitutes realistic vs. unrealistic expectations?  And what happens when, once in a relationship, you discover that what appeared to be golden is just spray paint?  How should you  work through "adjusting expectations?"  What is your criteria?  Deal breakers?  Bargaining chips?