Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Saxophonist Chico Freeman and Guitarist George Freeman have never recorded together before All In The Family, released on the Chicago-based Southport, an independent label out of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studios.

This is traditional acoustic jazz with George's signature electric jazz guitar and vintage amp, featuring all original compositions that remind many of us here at WCLK of everything from Getz to Hancock to Montgomery, while remaining wholly new.

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Thanks to friends of WCLK and fans of Natalie Cole for packing Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for our 41st Anniversary Concert. If you were there you were part of a magical performance. Congratulations also for our WCLK Jazz Legacy Award winners. The 2015 recipients of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazz Legacy Awards are: Juanita Baranco, CEO, Baranco Automotive Group for Mercedes Benz of Buckhead; John Eaves, Ph.D, Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners; Jazz Legend Freddy Cole.

Your support of WCLK and jazz in Atlanta is a beautiful thing to behold. Thank you.

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David Murray is a saxophonist who has played on records across the musical spectrum. Join us for Jazz Night In America With Christian McBride from NPR Sunday at 7pm on 91.9 WCLK as we feature  his four man clarinet summit, recorded at the 2015 Winter Jazzfest. Winter, ahh. WCLK is your home for NPR Jazz.

For more about Jazz Night with Christian McBride from NPR and this performance, click here.

Offering features the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson as interpreted by vocalist and composer Charenee Wade. Artists appearing on Offering include Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen will be featuring this record throughout the day on WCLK and particularly during Serenade To The City overnight weeknights, as the music and messages passed on by Gil Scott-Heron in the 1960s and 1970s resonate all to loudly in 2015.


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WCLK celebrates dads this Father's Day Weekend with a special edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, Saturday morning at 7am. Writers and journalists Nick Chiles and Josh Levs join Kiplyn for a open, honest conversation about the realities of parenting for men in 2015. Both men are fathers who explore the dynamics of what it means to be an African American dad(Chiles), or a new father trying to be 'there' for his kids in a corporate economy that doesn't make it easy to do.

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Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Green's world forever changed when his daughter Ana died in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. He has taken his feelings and produced a jazz opus called Beautiful Life. Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride airs Sunday at 7pm on WCLK and will feature a live performance of Beautiful Life.

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WCLK's ongoing discussion about restorative justice issues continued on The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus on June 13 when she welcomed Georgia's new Commissioner of the Department of Community Supervision, a new Georgia state department tasked with eliminating redundancies, streamlining services and enhancing communication among the probation and parole divisions of state government.

In May, Governor Nathan Deal named Michael Nail, executive director of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, as commissioner of the new agency.

Think about how often you listen to 91.9 WCLK—10 or 15 times a week, or more?  Then think about how WCLK fits into your budget. Typically our budgets are a reflection of how we want to spend our time and the things that matter most to us.

Ten dollars a month is an affordable way to fit WCLK into your budget and maintain the independence and financial health of your favorite jazz public radio station. And five dollars a month is an easy way to help cover the cost of the hundreds of hours you listen to WCLK throughout the year.

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Arranger and Composer Maria Schneider is back with her orchestra and her first release in eight years. The Thompson Fields reflects the power of nature and art to create moods that transport the listener. WCLK's Aaron Cohen has added cuts from The Thompson Fields overnight on WCLK during Serenade To The City.

WCLK gives a special thanks and a shout out to Krispy Kreme Donuts in Atlanta's Historic West End. They donate hot donuts now for our 2015 Fiscal Year End WCLK Membership Campaign volunteers. We recommend them for all of your donut needs!

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