Rufus Reid is a bass player, composer, and educator whose career has endured since the mid 1970s on sides as diverse as Nancy Wilson, the Thad Jones and Mel Louis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron and many, many others.
His current project is the Grammy nominated song-cycle Quiet Pride, The Elizabeth Catlett Project, dedicated to the African American sculptor. Be sure to listen in to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Saturday from 2p-6p to hear Jay Edwards' conversation with Reid about his art and the continuing relevance of jazz orchestral pieces.
Diane Krall's latest release Wallflower brings together smooth jazz, strings, her languid, liquid vocals, and the pop songs of her youth in a record that is both homage and musical catnip to female vocalist devotees. WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing cuts off of Wallflower at various times, but especially after dark during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays 10p until 2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
WCLK listeners, would you like to help make a difference and have fun doing it? We’ve got the perfect opportunity. Become a Jazz 91.9 WCLK Volunteer during our “Power Of One” Spring Membership Campaign March 18 through March 29.
Not only will you get to schmooze with our staff and on-air personalities, you can never tell what celebrity or special guest will stop by to say hello.
Baltimore-born Bill Frisell has been a jazz leader since the 1980s, melding various tones and styles with a willingness to explore the boundaries of the amplified guitar. Atlanta fans have followed him avidly since that time. His latest release on Okeh is called Guitar In The Space Age, and features his takes on rock-era classics like Pipeline, Tired of Waiting For You, and Telstar. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10a-2p, so watch out for that whammy bar.
Allan Harris is back with a new record that features some of his very favorite songs, everything from My Funny Valentine to Take Me To The Pilot to John Mayer's Daughters and a whole lot in between. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is giving this one some spins, particularly during Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri nights 10p-2a.
You can purchase Black Bar Jukebox via Amazon at the link below and part of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thank you.
Throughout February you can count on WCLK to bring you some of the very best programming depicting the African American journey in America. Black History Month Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead.
Each day on WCLK you will hear short vignettes about African Americans who have contributed significantly to the fabric of our society and world.
Featured vignettes for the last week of February are as follows:
Legendary Torch Song Jazz Vocalist Nancy Wilson is one of several artists highlighted on Sherrie Maricle's all-female jazz orchestra Diva's new record A Swingin' Life. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen seems to be getting a few good big band records in recently and he just can't resist giving them a few spins on the station, especially during Serenade To The City. Other vocalists featured on A Swingin' Life include Marlena Shaw and Tomoko Ohno.
Want to lift a glass to WCLK Morning Jazz Host Morris Baxter for his birthday? Want to hear performances from Rhonda Thomas, Ken Ford, and Joey Sommerville? Come to the Suite Lounge downtown at 375 Lucky Street ATL 30313 Friday night, January 30 for Morris Baxter's Birthday Bash. Doors open 7p, show begins at 7:30p.
Tickets are $15, available in advance on Eventbrite, click here for ticketing.
Did you know you can donate your used car to Jazz 91.9 WCLK and help support public radio jazz music in Atlanta? Turn your used vehicle into valuable radio programming for the entire community. We'll take cars, trucks, vans, RV's, boats if they are on a trailer, and motorcycles that are running.
Donating is easy! Just call 1 (888) 448-3925. A representative will explain all the details, including the possibility of same-day service.
Morris Baxter and Fonda Smith have your ride in to work each Monday through Friday, 6a-10a. Fonda has your news and traffic, and Morris has the music to get you ready for your day and his daily motivations to help you make the most of things. Morning Jazz with Morris In The Morning, right here on member supported 91.9 WCLK.