The United Way of Greater Atlanta's annual Spring Shoebox Campaign gives homeless women and children whimsically-decorated shoeboxes filled with toiletries and neccessities that we probably take for granted, but they cannot. United Way is taking donations of decorated shoeboxes filled these items at drop-off points across Atlanta through May 1. You can also "give" a shoebox online by clicking here.
Do you dig Latin Jazz like we do at WCLK? Drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto has an album out with his sextet, Triangles and Circles. You can expect to hear it on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards Saturday afternoons 2p-6p, and Program Director Aaron Cohen will also be giving it a few spins throughout the week on WCLK.
You can purchase Triangles and Circles from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will support the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Gracias.
WCLK features NPR Music's new flagship jazz program Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, Sunday evenings at 7p. This week's program features a tribute to the inimitable jazz sounds of the Hammond B-3 organ, the first electric keyboard. Philadelphia was a center of the original B-3 jazz sound, including that of the late, great Jimmy Smith.
This week's program is a live recording from WXPN Philadelphia's World Cafe Live, including many of Philly's best live jazz musicians.
A new program for mainstream jazz enthusiasts premieres on WCLK Sunday at 3pm following Debb Moore's Sunday Jazz Suite. Jazz In the New Millennium features the artists who are keeping the music alive and well in the 21st Century, from living legends Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd, prime-time players Branford Marsalis and Jason Moran and rising stars Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding. Each one-hour program focuses on an individual artist, presenting their music in a historical context that is both musically enriching and educational.
Vocalist Eliane Elias has a multi-decade career as a producer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer and artist. On Made In Brazil she returns to the music of her birthplace. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is currently playing her arrangement of Jobim's Waters of March featuring ATL favorite Take Six. You can hear it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially late nights on Serenade To The City.
Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt returns to 91.9 WCLK on Tuesday, April 14 at 6pm with a provocative discussion about cheating in relationships. How do you avoid the temptation to cheat? How can you try to heal after there has been cheating? Dr. Alduan Tartt is a licensed psychologist and relationship expert. For the program he will be joined by Psychologist and Professional Life Coach Dr. Pamela Thompson, as well as Milton and Vanessa Campbell, a couple who has resisted the temptation to cheat. Dr. Tartt and our guests will take your calls and tweets, live, beginning at six pm Tuesday.
Join us Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12 at Piedmont Park for the 79th Atlanta Dogwood Festival Presented by PNC Bank. WCLK will be broadcasting live both days along with plenty of giveaways, on-air interviews and more. This year's festival includes art, music, a new 5k run and a barbecue tasting event.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Board of Directors Co-Chairperson Leslie Frappier stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad about it.
For more information on the 79th Atlanta Dogwood Festival Presented by PNC Bank, click here.
Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK in celebration of April as Jazz Appreciation month for a very special screening of Keep on Keepin’ On, A new Clark Terry documentary film, on Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. at Davage Auditorium, located on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.
The public is invited and an RSVP is required for free tickets to this event.
Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from the 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Presented by PNC Bank. This year's festival brings art, international music, a new 5k run and a barbecue tasting event to Piedmont Park Friday-Sunday April 10-12. We'll see you there!
For more information about this year's Atlanta Dogwood Festival, click here.