Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta' Historic West End.  The Hammonds House will presents its 2017 Benefit Concert Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College.  This year's event features an Evening With Vanessa Rubin and The Gary Motley Trio.  The concert is made possible by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. 

Join me on Jazz Tones, November 12 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I will interview Dave Potter, an  Atlanta resident and drummer.  He is a native of  Durham, North Carolina and has three (3) releases to his credit as a leader.   Dave often performs at  Jazz Festivals and other performances as a drummer with the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet and Marcus Roberts. His  early musical  influences were Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Narada Michael Walden and  Tony Williams. Dave's recent  release is You Already Know and features Dave Potter on drums, Jason Marsalis on vibes, Will Goble and Louis Heriveaux on piano, Darren English on trumpet and Miguel Alverado on reeds.

Join me on Jazz  Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday November 12, from 3- 7 pm. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant about her recent release Dreams and Daggers(Mack Avenue). The release features Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on double bass, Lawrence Leathers on drums, Catalyst Quartet on strings, and Sullivan Fortner piano. This is Salvant's third album and it shows her developing curosity for the history of  American music and the connections between jazz and other genres.

November 9: Suite Jazz Series Presents Karen Briggs

Nov 8, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.  Jazz Violinist Karen Briggs has played for over a decade with Yanni, and has worked with Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Dave Grusin and others. 

You've heard her music on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK. The Suite Jazz Series Presents Karen Briggs, one performance -one night only, Thursday, November 9.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.  More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

In The HBCU Tradition-Zora Neale Hurston

Nov 7, 2017
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Zora Neale Hurston is an American novelist who also made major contributions to African American Literature. Did you know that Ms. Hurston also attended Howard University, a Historically Black College and University/HBCU? Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK as we probe the proud unheralded history of HBCUs in a special screening of Stanley Nelson's new documentary Tell them We Are Rising on the historic HBCU campus of Clark Atlanta University.  The event will take place on November 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Cole Research Center.  To RSVP for the special screening of Tell Them We Are Rising and panel discussion  CLICK HERE.

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