Lovers of sacred music and choral music are in for a treat on Sunday April 27 at 7pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. An Evening of Song is the title of a program that will feature the soaring voices of the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus, the combined Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs, the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society, and the Sister Thea Bowman Scholars from the Lyke House, the Catholic Center for the AUC.
Drummer and Composer Harvey Mason has provided the beat for an astounding list of artists, from Frank Sinatra to John Legend, but he's probably best known for playing as part of the Headhunters, with Herbie Hancock. He's also a founding member of Fourplay.
Mason's new release Chameleon has a little something for everyone, if you are a fan of great beats.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Mason's new release on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station. You can also hear the new record throughout the day.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Wednesday Winddown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series. Thanks especially to William Green and Kipper Jones, who brought the vibes on a perfect spring evening.
So make your plans to come to Centennial Olympic Park and enjoy Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy Wednesday May 23 as we continue to celebrate 40 years of providing great Jazz Public Radio to Atlanta!
Joe Gransden is the April artist for Friday Jazz At The High Museum. Atlanta's best remedy to Friday traffic jams is to head to Atlanta's great art museum for art and jazz jams. This Friday's event takes place from 5p-10p. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad is your emcee, and Joe Gransden is one of Atlanta's foremost players, singers, bandleaders and arrangers. He's also a friend of WCLK, so we can assure you this will be a great event for the WCLK family. You can also check out the current High Museum exhibits.
Mark Green from the Internal Revenue Service stopped by WCLK to remind our listeners and members that Tuesday is Tax Day. He also gave us some good last minute tips to ensure that you pay what you owe, receive back what is due you, and keep things straight with Uncle Sam.
For plenty of information about e-filing, the Earned Income Tax Credit, extension forms and more, you can find the IRS by clicking here. You can also phone them up for last minute information at 800-829-1040.
WCLK Staff and personalities will be enjoying the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park this weekend. Come see us at the WCLK table, meet various announcers and staff-members, and hear on the air updates from the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Saturday and Sunday. An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, taking place Fri-Sat-Sun April 11-13.
Citrus Sun is a band that includes Bluey from Incognito and legendary finger picking guitarist Jim Mullen. Their new record People of Tomorrow also includes most members of Incognito. You might guess that WCLK is all over this, and you would be right. People of Tomorrow is the Serenade To The City Pick of The Week, chosen by station PD Aaron Cohen, who is currently playing Yesterday Detroit and People of Tomorrow on the station.
For more information about Citrus Sun, click here.
Congratulations to Curtis Jones of College Park, who won the grand prize drawing following WCLK's Spring Membership Campaign. Everyone who supported WCLK during our drive was entered for a chance to win tickets and accommodations at the upcoming Seabreeze Jazz Festival. Jones' name was pulled during Morning Jazz with Morris on Monday and now he will be off to Panama City Beach for salt air, sunshine, and live jazz.
Guitarist Earl Klugh returns to the Ferst Center For The Arts at Georgia Tech on Saturday, April 12, with a Night Of Guitars that includes solo, duo and trio performances with fellow guitarists Chuck Loeb and Norman Brown.
Klugh's latest record is Handpicked, a collection of his favorite cover songs. Klugh and WCLK's Jay Edwards chatted recently about the record, the upcoming Atlanta performance, and his role as an artist inside and outside of jazz.