Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be live at the 2018 St. Lucia Jazz Festival! Jamal Ahmad, host of SOUL of Jazz will broadcast from St. Lucia Jazz, Friday and Saturday, May 11  and 12, soaking up the sun and music.  The Festival will  include performances from:  Jazzmeia Horn,  Avery Sunshine, Robert Glasper's R+R=NOW, Lalah Hathaway and more.

Listen in for the Caribbean ambience and music from St. Lucia Jazz artists, as Jamal hosts Friday, May 11 from Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; and, Saturday, May 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on the Saturday edition of SOUL of Jazz.   

This month for The Local Take I speak with Ryan Kilgore, Clark Atlanta University alumnus and founder of the Kilgore Music Foundation.  Each year the foundation promotes a month long instrument drive to provide students in our community with instruments that they can use for school and community band programs.

Ryan Kilgore shares how the foundation came into being and why it is so important to expose our children to music. He mentions that because he played the saxophone he has visited every continent except Antarctica and stuck his foot in almost every ocean on the planet. 

NEW MUSIC: Play By Nils

May 4, 2018

You can hear new music on Jazz 91.9 WCLK from Contemporary Jazz Guitarist, Nils. His new record is called Play (Baja Records) and, is composed, produced, performed and engineered by this German guitarist who has been making music in California since the 1980s -  first as a session player for the Temptations, George Benson and Rick Braun, then on his own as a solo artist. 

Jazz Tones Insights - Monika Herzig's Sheroes

Apr 28, 2018

On the Sunday, April 29 edition of Jazz Tones from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I'll be joined by Monika Herzig.  She is a composer, pianist, arranger, author and Head of Indiana University's Music Department.   Her recent release Sheroes is the second release of this all female international band.

The Local Take on WCLK has covered sex trafficking issues from the beginning as part of our engagement with the community. I spoke with Shawn Smash-Jett of Wealthy Divas and Shoptalk with Shay about her role as an activist against human trafficking. Shawn shares with our listeners that she attended the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit held this month in Washington, DC.  She was there when the federal government shut down BackPage.com a site used to facilitate sex trafficking.