Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Jazz 91.9 WCLK celebrates 42 years as Atlanta's Jazz station. As a National Public Radio affiliate station , we rely heavily on the donations of our listeners to meet our annual operating budget. As 2016 draws to a close, we find ourselves just shy of goal and need that final wind of donations to help push us over the finish line. Your year-end contribution to Jazz 91.9 WCLK will help us make our funding goal and could possibly help take the bite out of your tax bill at the same time! Now...

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play a tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on as part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection. You can hear...

Join Dr. Judi Crocker-Billingsley Saturday morning at 7:30am on WCLK as she takes a look at the societal pressures and coping mechanisms required by athletes in our society. While sports is generally regarded as an activity that can improve those participating, athletes are increasingly exploited at the upper echelons of competition, particularly at the collegiate and professional levels. Concurrent with a recent national conference held at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Judi talks with Dr....

While not the best known of the Marsalis brothers, Delfeayo Marsalis is an NEA Jazz Master who has made his name as a band leader and trombonist with technical chops and creative musical instincts. On his new release on Troubadour Jass, Make America Great Again , he assembles his Uptown Jazz Orchestra for a wide-ranging effort that sounds both modern but also makes a nod to the great New Orleans jazz traditions of the past. You can hear cuts from Make America Great Again at various times on...

November 20: Jazz Tones Features Lori Williams

Nov 19, 2016
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On the November 20 edition of Jazz Tones from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I will be interviewing Lori Williams. She's a native Washingtonian and is a vocalist, clinician and vocal Jazz educator. She is the former Director of Programs-National Jazz Choir Director for the Best Friends Foundation. Lori is also the director of vocal music at D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School. She has been the lead, background, and shared the stage with Vocalist Oleta Adams, Will Downing,...

New Music: A Salute To Strayhorn By Planet D Nonet

Nov 18, 2016

Planet D Nonet, or PD9, bill themselves as 'Detroit's down and dirty swing band. They specialize in Swing, Blues and space age interpretations of great American Classic Jazz. On their latest release on Detroit Music Factory, A Salute To Strayhorn, they feature musical selections associated with the Composer, Lyricist, Arranger and Pianist, Billy Strayhorn. Srayhorn is best known for his celebrated musical collaborations with Duke Ellington. You can hear cuts from Planet D Nonet at various...

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia

Nov 17, 2016

Join me Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 a.m. for The Local Take On Jazz 91.9 WCLK as I talk with Elise Blasingame, executive director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. This non-partisan n etwork of grassroots advocates, healthcare professionals and concerned citizens has a focus on Georgia's healthcare needs for mothers and babies. Blasingame shares with our listeners that they can call 1-800-300-9003 to learn about a variety of resources for mothers before and after they...

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Join Host Pattie Walden Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. for the November edition of Your Health Connection as we discuss genetics and cancer. Where you came from genetically can help predict and pre-empt cancer. New genetic therapies are making a critical difference to some people who are fighting cancer. And the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is at the forefront of this science.

WCLK and Patti Austin Mannequin Challenge

Nov 16, 2016
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The Legendary Patti Austin is in Atlanta for our WCLK 42nd Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert on November 17, 2016. While she was at WCLK, we told her about the #MannequinChallenge. Watch her reaction! https://youtu.be/FqC80dJz6XA

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