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It is with immense sadness that we, the Jazz 91.9 WCLK family, send our condolences to the family of legendary Jazz Bassist, Bob Cranshaw.   He passed away November 2, 2016.   I was extremely blessed to be able to speak to the man on the air about his life and legacy. His work with legends like Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins and so many more, simply can't be ignored by anyone who claims to be a fan of this music.

Join Rivablue, host, Midday Jazz and Mark Angel, host, Saturday Afternoon Jazz and Jazz 91.9 WCLK in the Atrium of the Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the second annual Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson on Wednesday, November 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  This is an amazing opportunity to sample food, desserts and beverages from some of the vast array of dining establishments located inside the world’s busiest airport.

Spyro Gyra's Morning Dance is a smooth jazz classic, listening to it will re-kindle the memory of good times. The song and album of the same name is Spyro Gyra's biggest hit over a 40 year plus career for this Buffalo, New York fusion band. Spyro Gyra has released 30 albums of material over that time, and they will be digging deep into their catalog for their performance at the WCLK Fall Benefit Concert with Patti Austin at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, November 17 at 8pm.

New Music: This is Soul By Doc Powell

Oct 31, 2016

Doc Powell is a guitarist who has established a playing sound of his own as well as chops as a composer in a career stretching over 25 years.  Powell has worked with such diverse musicians like Wilson Pickett, Kirk Franklin, Luther Vandross, Prince and Patrice Rushen. His latest release on DPR Music Group, This Is Soul, features eleven tasty Smooth Jazz guitar cuts. You can hear songs from This Is Soul on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from JuPa Jazz Productions presenting a Soul Explosion with Loose Ends, featuring Jane Eugene, Con Funk Shun, Chantae Cann, The Dangerfeel Newbies, Jon Parks and more. This event takes place Saturday, October 29 at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, doors open at 5:00 p.m., showtime is 6:00 p.m. Welcome in the Fall Season with a night 'o Funk at one of the great outdoor venues in Greater Atlanta.

Incognito featuring Maysa, along with Deborah Bond, stopped by Morning Jazz today to talk about their performance tonight at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. We also touched on the music business, the creative process, and Bluey's tips for getting work done in the studio. Tickets are still available for tonight's performance. Click here for ticket information.

New Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 24, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

Attention 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? That’s why we need you to 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!

October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival

Oct 21, 2016

The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park.   I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite.

Thanks to everyone for the love and support you've shown WCLK during our Fall Jazz-A-Thon. If you missed the opportunity to call in during the drive, it's not too late! Click on the donation button above or right here and make your financial donation to Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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