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Baltimore native classic jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut brings his lithe technical skill and robust soulful style to The Velvet Note in Alpharetta Friday, December 2nd. Chestnut’s deep gospel roots and his love of swinging hard bop makes him one of the most incredible jazz pianist on the scene today. He’s honed his craft working with a number of amazing musicians like Jon Hendricks, the legendary Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison.

Infinity Jazz Records

At Jazz 91.9 WCLK we love the holiday season because we can break out some great Jazz Christmas music.  You'll hear classics as well as new cuts on the station over the next few weeks.  A new Christmas record for 2016 is out on Infinity Jazz Records from Atlanta's own Rhythm Jets.  You can hear cuts from Rhythm Jets Christmas at various times throughout the day in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK I'll speak with Dr. Maya Taylor about an organization that she founded, the South Fulton Arrow Youth Council. The South Fulton Arrow Youth Council is a nonprofit organization that provides rigorous educational leadership training for students in K - 12 and young adults up to age 22.  Most young people are introduced to the organization during their Summer Institute.

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play a tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on as part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection.

Join Dr. Judi Crocker-Billingsley Saturday morning at 7:30am on WCLK as she takes a look at the societal pressures and coping mechanisms required by athletes in our society. While sports is generally regarded as an activity that can improve those participating, athletes are increasingly exploited at the upper echelons of competition, particularly at the collegiate and professional levels. Concurrent with a recent national conference held at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Judi talks with Dr. Emmett Gill and Dr.

While not the best known of the Marsalis brothers, Delfeayo Marsalis is an NEA Jazz Master who has made his name as a band leader and trombonist with technical chops and creative musical instincts. On his new release on Troubadour Jass, Make America Great Again, he assembles his Uptown Jazz Orchestra for a wide-ranging effort that sounds both modern but also makes a nod to the great New Orleans jazz traditions of the past.

November 20: Jazz Tones Features Lori Williams

Nov 19, 2016
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On the November 20 edition of Jazz Tones from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I will be interviewing Lori  Williams.   She's a native Washingtonian and is a vocalist, clinician and vocal Jazz educator. She is the former Director of Programs-National Jazz Choir Director for the Best Friends Foundation. Lori is also the director of vocal music at D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School. She has been the lead, background, and shared the stage with Vocalist Oleta Adams, Will Downing,  Blackbyrds, Freddie Hubbard and many others.

New Music: A Salute To Strayhorn By Planet D Nonet

Nov 18, 2016

Planet D Nonet, or PD9, bill themselves as 'Detroit's down and dirty swing band. They specialize in Swing, Blues and space age interpretations of great American Classic Jazz. On their latest release on Detroit Music Factory, A Salute To Strayhorn, they feature musical selections associated with the Composer, Lyricist, Arranger and Pianist, Billy Strayhorn.  Srayhorn is best known for his celebrated musical collaborations with Duke Ellington.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia

Nov 17, 2016

Join me Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 a.m. for The Local Take On Jazz 91.9 WCLK as I talk with Elise Blasingame, executive director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. This non-partisan network of grassroots advocates, healthcare professionals and concerned citizens has a focus on Georgia's healthcare needs for mothers and babies.

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