Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is celebrating his 80th birthday by touring with a quartet including Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, in conjunction with Shorter's new record Without A Net. They appear at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University downtown on Saturday, April 5.
Just call 404-880-8807 during our Spring Membership Campaign and you will be entered for our grand prize drawing for a VIP ticket and accommodation package to attend the 2014 Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City April 23-27.
Vip package for two (2) that includes: two (2) vip tickets to the entire four (4) day festival,vip parking pass and four (4) night stay/accomodations at the Seychelles Beach Resort - a beautiful gulf-front condominium.
Swing by Atlanta's High Museum of Art Friday March 21 from 5pm until 10pm for Friday Jazz. You can take in all of the latest exhibits, and catch jazz vocalist Karla Harris and her combo. It's the best way to beat Atlanta's Friday traffic jam. The event is hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad. We hope to see you there.
For more information about Friday Jazz At The High Museum, click here.
Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company presents David Mamet's "Race" at the Southwest Arts Center between now and March 23. Mamet's dialogue, coupled with True Colors acting and direction equals a compelling night out for live theatre. Show leads Tiffany Hobbs and Neal Ghant stopped by to talk about it with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad.
If you would like to see True Colors production of Race, click here.
Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams on Wednesday, March 12 featured a compelling discussion about colon cancer.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Our conversation featured your calls. Our guests included Dan Weeks, a colon cancer survivor, as well as Dr. Mamoud Barrie of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates.
Join us for JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater Saturday morning at 6:00a and Sunday evening at 7:00p. This weekend's program features the last JazzSet appearance of the late pianist Mulgrew Miller and his trio playing a set of jazz classics, including songs from Cole Porter, Charlie Parker, and Thelonius Monk. Miller passed away in May 2013.
For more information about JazzSet and this weekend's program, click here.
WCLK's Fonda Smith tries to keep you out of Atlanta's traffic jams, Monday through Friday during Morning Jazz with Morris In The Morning, and afternoons during the Soul of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad. Traffic reports on WCLK are made possible in part by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, a proud supporter of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.
If you would like more information about Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, click here.
Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners may already know Takuya Kuroda from his trumpet playing in Jose James' band. Now Hiroda has his first record out on legendary jazz label Blue Note records. It's called Rising Son, and WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Piri Piri and Mala in Serenade To The City, overnights.
For more information about Takuya Kuroda, click here.
You can get a copy of Rising Son, and support 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station by purchasing it from Amazon at the link below:
Those of you who made it to last week's Friday Jazz At The High event with Ike Stubblefield know the power of the mighty Hammond B-3 organ. You won't want to miss JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater from NPR this weekend on WCLK. Show will air at 6:00am Saturday and 7pm Sunday on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
This week's performance features Smith and his trio live at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club in Washington, D.C.
Fulton Focus is a monthly presentation of WCLK and the Fulton County Office of Communications. On this month's program host Rob Maynard was joined by Fulton County Fire Chief Larry Few, Transportation Program Manager Victor Robinson, and Office of Aging Program Manager Kenn Vanhoose for a look at how Fulton County Government assisted citizens in during our recent winter storms.
You can find more information about Fulton County Government programs and initiatives by visiting their website here.