Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Attention Jazz 91.9 WCLK Members:  all of us will eventually carry a credit or debit card with the new security chip. Did you know that when you receive your new card, your monthly sustaining donation to WCLK is automatically interrupted?

Please contact us to re-authorize your monthly donation and keep your support of Jazz 91.9 WCLK going! Remember: if you have the chip and you haven’t re-authorized your donation, please call Joi John in Member Services today at (404) 880 - 8280.  And thanks for your generosity!

New Music: Voyage Home By Chris Rogers

Jan 24, 2017

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring the the debut release on Art of Life Records by Trumpeter and Composer, Chris Rogers, Voyage Home.  It features the late Saxophonist Michael Brecker in one of his final studio sessions, Guitarist Steve Khan, Saxophonist Ted Nash, Pianist Xavier Davis, Bassist Jay Anderson, Drummer Steve Johns, Saxophonist Roger Rosenberg, Trombonist Art Baron, Keyboardist Mark Falchook, Percussionist Willie Martinez and a digital sample of the late Trombonist, Barry Rogers.  Rogers is the son of the late Trombonist Barry Rogers.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents the return of Jazz Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw for one night only Thursday, January 26.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Reservation information is available at 404-577-2500 or by clicking here.

Guitarist Mark Whitfield On Jazz Tones

Jan 21, 2017

Join me Sunday, January 22 for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  I will be interviewing Guitarist Mark Whitfield.  Whitfield is a native of New  Jersey who attended Boston's prestigious Berklee  College of Music. After graduation he did not waste anytime launching his career in Jazz. He has collaborated with many  legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Art Blakey and Ray Charles.

January 21: Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

Jan 20, 2017

Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK we speak with Ms. Gina Gareau-Clark about the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women which is taking place on January 21 in Atlanta.  Women's groups from all over the world are marching for social justice. 

While there has been some controversy nationwide with regards to the "Women's March," in the state of Georgia coordinators have worked to bring like-minded people together from Gainesville to Valdosta to amplify the voices of those who feel disenfranchised for any reason. 

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming, presents Jazz Vocalist Tammy McCann on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.   McCann will be joined by Tom Vaitsas on piano, Mimi Jones on bass, and Clif Wallace on drums. “Classically trained but steeped in the sounds and rituals of Chicago jazz,” vocalist Tammy McCann finds “new tones and colors, fresh shadings and tints in an instrument that already ranks among the most alluring in jazz,” commanding a “luxuriant, supple, larger-than life” voice “that inspires wonder” (Chicago Tribune).

New Music: Countdown By Paul Taylor

Jan 14, 2017

Saxophonist Paul Taylor has been one of the players defining Contemporary Jazz since his first record On The Horn in 1995.  On his new release on Peak Records/eOne, Countdown, he plays across a number of genres, including Dance Pop/EDM, trancelike Neo-Soul, Electronica, Folksy Lite Rock, Reggaeton, even a touch of Blues. You can hear cuts from Countdown at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

More about Paul Taylor here.

Nat Hentoff Passes, Jazz Remembers

Jan 13, 2017
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Nat Hentoff, journalist, author, Jazz critic and civil libertarian-made his transition at age 91 on January 7 at his home in Manhattan. A self proclaimed trouble maker originally from Boston who resided in New York, Nat was  the first non-musician to be recognized as a Jazz Master by The National Endowment for the Arts. He wrote for the Village Voice for 50 years and contributed to the New Yorker,Washington Post, Down Beat, Jazz Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He published more than 35 books ranging from young adults to nonfiction titles.  Hentoff was a political reformer, political agitator, enemy of censors and an educational reformer.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Arts At Tech, presenting Alonzo King Lines Ballet at the Ferst Center for The Arts on Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m.   Alonzo King returns to his home state of Georgia for the first time with his dance company and, features works of deeply rooted cultural traditions and classic ballet. Ticket information is available at 404-894-9600 or by clicking here.

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In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will air special coverage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 16.   Beginning at 10:00 a.m. we will feature a simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. 49th Annual Commemorative Service coverage, live from the Horizon Sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church.   This year's keynote speaker will be Father Michael Pfleger.   U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will deliver a special tribute.

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