Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Today marks a year since the passing of Prince and we at WCLK are still mourning the loss of a true icon in music. Prince had the uncanny ability to transcend genre and blur the lines between them all. He was a jazz artist, a rock legend, a soul man and so many other great things. This Saturday 4/22/17, I will be reprising the tribute I did for him last year entitled Atlanta Bliss:Saluting The Legacy Of Prince on The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz from 6-9pm est.

Support for WCLK programming comes from the City of Villa Rica. Join WCLK Personalities Morris Baxter and Rivablue along with your fellow WCLK Jazz fans on Saturday, April 22 for the Second Annual West Georgia Jazz Festival. The event takes place from 4pm until 10pm at the Mill Ampitheatre in Historic Downtown Villa Rica. Featured peformers include Linear Jazz, Stephen Cox featuring Paige Williams, mahayley's Grave, David Pippin and Martini Caliente, and The Serenata Band. No coolers or outside food or beverages permitted, they will have those onsite.

Richard Wright's  iconic novel, Native Son opens tonight at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square. This retelling of his 1940s classic was written by award winning actress and playwright  Nambi E. Kelley and directed by Emil Thomas. 

New Music: Rebirth By Billy Childs

Apr 18, 2017
Mack Avenue Records

Billy Childs is a prolific pianist, composer and arranger of Jazz in its many variations going back to 1982 (on record).  He has worked with an amazing list of musicians, going back to J. J. Johnson and Freddie Hubbard. On his new release on Mack Avenue Records, Rebirth, Childs strips things down and plays most cuts on the record as part of a quartet, explicitly acknowledging his bebop roots. You can hear cuts from Rebirth on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Thanks to everyone who supported WCLK during our Spring 2017 Membership Matters Campaign. It was a huge success and we are beaming with pride as we welcome new members to the family of supporters who keep alive great Jazz, Gospel and Information programming on 91.9. Today, April 10, is our 43rd Anniversary on the air, making a difference in the Atlanta community. And because of your support during the campaign, we will be able to provide over 15,000 meals for families in need through our campaign partners at The Atlanta Community Food Bank.

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