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New Music: Rhythm And Romance By Kim Waters

Jul 11, 2016

Saxophonist Kim Waters has helped define Smooth Jazz in over 20 years of touring and performing.  We're happy to have him as an Atlanta resident when he's not on tour. His new release on Shanachie is called Rhythm and Romance, and includes interpretations of songs from Janet Jackson, DeBarge and Sam Smith. You can hear cuts from Rhythm and Romance throughout the day 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.  

NEW MUSIC: Soul Eyes by Kandace Springs

Jul 3, 2016
Mathieu Bitton

Twenty seven year old Nashville born Singer, Songwriter and Pianist, Kandace Springs counts among her influences and, inspirations such performers as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones.  On her Blue Note debut Soul Eyes, Springs charts a course all her own.  The album features her alto vocal range, her own compositions and, a spacious sound that melds both Jazz and her Nashville upbringing.  You can hear cuts from  Soul Eyes on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays from 10:00 p.m.

Happy Fourth of July to all of our Jazz 91.9 WCLK friends, partners and financial supporters. Join us for a special holiday edition of Jazz Tones Sunday, July 3 at 3:00 p.m. as Jay Edwards steps aside and we feature a three hour special program from the United States Air Force Band, Airmen of Note.  Featured guest artists include Stefon Harris, Marvin Stamm & Bill Mays and, Walt Weiskopf.  We hope you enjoy these big band arrangements and take the time to remember those in uniform serving our country.

NEW MUSIC: Do Your Dance by Kenny Garrett

Jul 1, 2016
Mack Avenue Records

Straight-Ahead Jazz fans know that Kenny Garrett is one of the great sax players of his generation. He's been named the Downbeat Reader Poll Alto Jazz Player of the Year NINE times.  On Do Your Dance, his fourth release for Mack Avenue Records, Garrett is joined by Drummers  Ronald Bruner and McLenty Hunter and Percussionist Rudy Bird, Keyboardist Vernell Brown, Jr., and Bassist Corcoran Holt.   Producer Arthur Brown is a one-time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and has been producing Garrett and playing sessions with him since 1990.

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On the Saturday, July 2 edition of The Local Take we  continue our political discussion with Dr. William Boone, Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor.  We were also joined by Attorney Eunice Cho with the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

We start with the recent Supreme Court Decisions.  

Ray Cornelius

Thanks to everyone who joined to support Jazz 91.9 WCLK at our 42nd Anniversary Benefit Concert on June 24, 2016  at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.   Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle and Jonathan Butler brought the memorable music and, WCLK friends, family and partners enjoyed a great night at one of Atlanta's top live music venues.

WCLK's The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus hosts a Men's Community Health Forum Saturday, June 25 from 2pm-6pm at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30345. Join WCLK and our Honorary Host(and Clark Atlanta University Alumnus) Congressman Hank Johnson, along with 100 Black Men, and with representatives from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and the Center For Medicare/Medicaid Services. Health screenings will be provided by Oakhurst Medical, and there will be a blood drive by LifeSouth Community Blood Services.

One way to show your support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK each day in traffic is to pick up a WCLK license plate frame or license plate.   Either is available for a donation at the $60 level or higher during our Summer Jazz-A-Thon.    Click here to make your secure donation or call pledge central now at (404) 880 - 8807.   Become a WCLK supporter and look good while doing it!

Join us for the June edition of Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. as we look at the truth about prostate cancer.  JaQuitta Williams is your host, and is a cancer survivor herself.   She'll be joined by Dr. Shafiq Khan, Scientific Director of the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.   They will take your questions live on the air at (404) 880 - 9255.

Keep Cool In Your WCLK Baseball Cap - Donate Today

Jun 13, 2016

One way to show your support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK and look good at the same time is to pick up a WCLK baseball cap.  The baseball cap is available for a donation at the $91.90 level or higher during our Summer Jazz-A-Thon.    Click here to make your secure donation or call pledge central now at (404) 880 - 8807 and, become a WCLK supporter and look good while doing it! 

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