Jose James is considered by many to be the greatest contemporary jazz vocalist. He plays live in ATL tonight at The Variety Playhouse. Of course he stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad on the Soul of Jazz, and helped Jamal and Mark Angel during our Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign. Because that's the kind of guy he is.
You can support jazz public radio WCLK by purchasing Jose James' new release While You Were Sleeping by purchasing it from Amazon using the link below:
Platinum-selling South African singer/model/actress Lira has already conquered South Africa and much of Europe with her irresistible blend of R&B, Jazz and African styles. She appears tonight in Atlanta at Vinyl at Center Stage as part of a short East-West Coast U.S. tour.
Lira dropped by to chat with Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz, and left us all entranced.
You can purchase Lira's lates record Rise Again from Amazon via the link below and support WCLK at the same time:
If you were at last week's May Wednesday Winddown Concert at Centennial Olympic Park, you had a blast listening to Marcell McCoy and Joey Sommerville bring the music. If you want to relive that event, click here for Moments Forever Photography's pics of the event.
Join us Wednesday evening, June 25 for the next free Wednesday Winddown event featuring Milkshake Mayfield.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added Cindy Bradley's Bliss to the station's rotation, particularly playing the cut Riverside Jive. Bradley cites her major influences in jazz as fellow-trumpet players Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell. When she is not touring or playing at jazz festivals, she works as a public elementary school band teacher in New Jersey.
For more information about Cindy Bradley, click here.
You can purchase a copy of Bliss at the Amazon link below and support WCLK at the same time.
CAU's Peter Molnar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Clark Atlanta University Department of Computer and Information Science, who last week was among a select group of industry leaders chosen to deliver keynote addresses at the Atlanta branch of the "Big Data Week" global conference.