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WCLK NEEDS YOU! Restaurants & Licensed Caterers.

Feb 5, 2016

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is reaching out to restaurants, license caters and community partners to help provide meals to volunteers, members and community stakeholders during our Spring Membership Campaign, March 9 - 20.  The Jazz 91.9 WCLK Spring Membership Campaign is one of our major highlights of the year!  

Miles Ahead Official Trailer

Feb 4, 2016

Some 10 years in the development and making, the Miles Davis movie Miles Ahead premieres nationally in April. The Official Trailer dropped this week. The film is co-written, directed, and stars Don Cheadle.

NEW MUSIC: Dr. Um And The Lost Pages

Feb 3, 2016

Peter Erskine has played drums for Weather Report and Steps Ahead.   On his new release Dr. UM And The Lost Pages, he brings his drum savvy and tight group on a series of original compositions and pieces by Joe Zawinul, John Beasley, Gary McFarland, Vince Mendoza and Gustav Mahler.   If you like Weather Report, you will like Dr.Um And The Lost Pages. You can hear Lost Pages on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, in particualr during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from  10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Observes Black History Month

Jan 31, 2016

Jazz 91.9 WCLK observes Black History Month throughout February with daily vignettes and long form programs, weekly.  The programming will  feature uplifting and, memorable people and events depicting the African American journey in America.   Working with the African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC) and NPR, each day you will hear vignettes about a wide variety of Black men and women who have made important differences in American history and culture.

Enjoy a great mix of Contemporary Jazz , Saturday afternoons  with the addition of two new programs on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. Catch The Flo with Marcus Johnson at 2:00 p.m. features the  Jazz keyboardist riffing on his favorite music, which includes Contemporary Jazz, Latin grooves,urban instrumentals, Southern jam bands, soulful vocalists and more.   You'll hear classic artists who were the progenitors of Smooth Jazz along with new artists on the horizon.

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I spoke with Bettianne Hart, board chairperson, Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM) on the Saturday, January 30 edition The Local Take.  Tune in to hear the conversation beginning at 7:00 AM.   We talked about the upcoming ICM day of action at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 3.  We also discussed a few of the Bills that they were hoping to see passed into law this legislative session.   After that conversation, we reached out to Representative Henry "Wayne" Howard to speak with us about House Bill 135  Too Young to Suspend Act.  

On the Saturday, January 30 edition of The Local Take we speak with Bettianne Hart, board chair, Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM).   Hear our conversation in the 7:00 a.m. hour.  Their upcoming ICM Day at the Capitol happens on Wednesday, February 3, where they will lobby on behalf of the children in our community.   

The late great Guitarist Wes Montgomery laid the foundation for all great Jazz guitarists who followed him. His tone, collaborations and choice of material has influenced generations of Jazz players you hear on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, regularly.   One Night In Indy is out now on Resonance Records and I'll be playing it on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday  from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   The CD represents the only recording of Montgomery playing with legendary Jazz Pianist Eddie Higgins, and was recorded in 1959 at the Indianapolis Jazz Club.

Now through February 7 when you become a sustaining member of your favorite station - Jazz 91.9 WCLK  - for at least $10 a month you'll qualify for a chance at tickets to enjoy an evening of great performances.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) earned a 2016 Trumpet Award for her long career as an activist for change inside and outside of the system. She called in to SOUL of Jazz  on Monday, January 25 to talk about the award.  She also discussed the issues that she sees as important to all of us as we head into a nation-changing election year. Like all true leaders, Lee has been fearless about her positions on issues regardless of their popularity at the time.

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