Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta, presenting Grammy-winning Saxophonist, Eric Marienthal for one night only Thursday, January 12. Marienthal has played with George Duke, Ramsey Lewis and The Rippingtons, among many others.

Information on tickets to Eric Marienthal's Thursday night appearance can be found here.

Entertainment Connections and City Winery present a Jazz & Blues Brunch on Sunday, January 15, featuring Atlanta's own Jazz Vocalists Theresa Hightower and Myrna Clayton; The Mose Davis Trio; and, Jazz Trumpeter Milkshake. This event will be hosted by WCLK's Debb Moore. Located at Ponce City Market, City Winery is Atlanta's exclusive operating winery, restaurant and live entertainment venue featuring culinary and cultural experiences under one roof. Doors open at noon, showtime at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

This week on The Local Take we speak with Toni Holmes from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.

She shares with us why the need for blood donations goes up during and after holiday periods. Additionally she explains why blood types are matched to recipients and that O negative is the universal donor and they are currently running short. 

I spoke with Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi from the Morehouse School of Medicine about a new initiative to provide corner neighborhood stores with fruits and vegetables. 

Dr. Akintobi explains that the program is just starting and two stores have received the fresh fruits and vegetables to sell. The program will expand to over 10 corner stores. The initiative began with community input about providing the items that the community has expressed an interest in having and purchasing in their neighborhood. 

New Music: A Place In Time By Wallace Roney

Jan 4, 2017

Trumpeter Wallace Roney studied his instrument with Dizzie Gillespie and Clark Terry, before studying with Miles Davis for the last six years of Miles' life. On his new release A Place In Time on High Note, Roney moves beyond his history while maintaining a style that will leave you remembering the great players that came before him. He's joined on this record by Patrice Rushen, Gary Bartz, Ben Solomon, Buster Williams and Lenny White.

Saturday morning December 31 at 7am tune in to WCLK for the CAU Now Lifting Every Voice as we discuss the good news happening on the Clark Atlanta University campus every day. This month we’ll discuss the research and sponsored programs at CAU that are driving future innovation and future careers. Our guests include CAU Interim Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs Dr. Shafiq Khan, CAU Distinguished Professor and Asa Edmund Ware Chair in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Dr. Obie Clayton, and Chemistry Professor Dr. Eric Mintz.

WCLK would like to wish all of our listeners a happy holiday season. But for many people, this time of year is marked by a major case of the holiday blues. Join us Saturday morning December 31 at 7:30 for Dr. Judi The People’s Advocate as we talk about it. Judi Crocker Billingsley is joined by Dr. Joi G. Showell from the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. They’ll offer you strategies to cope if you suffer from depression and anxieties around the holidays. That’s Dr.

December 29: Alex Bugnon At Suite Lounge

Dec 26, 2016

Support for WCLK programming comes from the Suite Food Lounge. Contemporary jazz keyboardist Alex Bugnon closes out the 2016 Suite Jazz Series on Thursday, December 29th at Suite Food Lounge. Alex has been a mainstay on the jazz and R&B scene for decades, including stints with Keith Sweat, James Ingram, Freddie Jackson and others. His solo career has produced hits since his debut project in 1989. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information available here.

For the Love of...Music, Wine, Life: A Marcus Johnson Experience is on tap Thursday, December 29th at City Winery Atlanta featuring our own host of Catch the Flo, Marcus Johnson for one special evening. Marcus is not only an independent Billboard-ranked musician and producer, he owns his label and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Johnson spent several years heading the label and producing for artists like Nick Colionne, Bonny Lyle, Brian Lenair and Alyson Williams just to name a few. This special Atlanta engagement begins with doors opening at 6, showtime at 8. Catch the Flo airs on WCLK Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Dr. Karen DeSalvo the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. DeSalvo speaks with us about the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ACA or Obamacare.

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