Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Emmy Award-Winning Composer Laura Karpman uses Langston Hughes' epic 1961 poem Ask Your Mama as the theme on Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz. She uses a contemporary who's who of vocalists and instrumentalists to weave different genres together in a tour de force dedicated to this protean poet, social activist, novelist and playwright.

Have A Jazzy Thanksgiving From All of Us At WCLK

Nov 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our WCLK members, partners and listeners. We have much to be thankful for this year, in particular all of you who made pledges during our campaigns, attended our benefit concerts, or supported WCLK as a strategic partner or underwriter. We couldn't keep great jazz music on the air and online without you. Thanks!

I spoke with three of Atlanta's most dynamic entrepreneurs on The Local Take.  The November 21 edition of The Local Take highlights the support and partnership between Jazz 91.9 WCLK and  the Atlanta Business League.

This month the Atlanta Business League inducted three entrepreneurs into their Hall of Fame.   Inductees include:   Daryll Griffin of Accolades; Ira Jackson of Perfect Image Printing; and, Simon Robinson of Simon Sign Systems.   All of these businesses have stood the test of time and celebrate 25 years of business success this year. 

Arturo Sandoval Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Nov 21, 2015

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK ,  Saturday,  November 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.    I'm joined by Arturo Sandoval.   Sandoval was born in Cuba and is now a citizen of the United States.  

Sandoval has won 10 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 19 times.  He has received six Billboard Awards and an Emmy.   He is a 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient.   Sandoval is one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of Jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

WCLK Partners With GCC On Business News

Nov 20, 2015

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is proud to partner with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce (GCC) to provide regular updates about Georgia business developments and opportunities.   The messaging will air on Fridays and will be available online at WCLK.com beginning November 20.  

Their birth names were Atiba, Binta, Hassan...we never knew them.   Yet they intimate their innermost thoughts, fears, yearnings and regrets in Clark Atlanta University Faculty,  Author, Daniel Black's fifth and newest novel, The Coming  (St. Martin's Press, 2015).   This soul-shaking book is so powerful that leaders, clergy and academics nationwide are praising it as a crucial Sankofa moment: an opportunity to learn from the past lessons that must inform the future.

WCLK Family & Friends Night At The Urban Nutcracker

Nov 17, 2015

Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Ballethnic Dance Company as it culminates 25 years of excellence in the metro Atlanta arts community with its 22nd annual presentation of its acclaimed "Urban Nutcracker."   The performance runs November 19-22 at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell.   All WCLK members and friends can enjoy this imaginative full-length ballet with an ethnic twist at a special reduced price on WCLK Family & Friends Night, Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Bob James, Nathan East and The New Cool

Nov 16, 2015

Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Program Director, Aaron Cohen is adding cuts from The New Cool, featuring Bob James and Nathan East.  James and East were most recently seen onstage at the Jazz 91.9 Fall Benefit Concert on November 12  as one half of the super group, Fourplay.   The New Cool is perfect for that late night vibe, and harkens back to the classic Jazz modal period, which was marked by classics from Miles Davis and others in the late 1950s.

Nov. 22: CAU Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

Nov 12, 2015
Horace Henry

Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of James Hardy Patterson presents its Fall concert on Sunday, November 22 at Davage Auditorium on the CAU Campus. The concert is open to the public  and will include a tribute to American Jazz Alto Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, and Bandleader, Benny Carter.   Additional information is available at (404) 880-8211.   WCLK supports great Jazz!

Bob James Talks Career, Fourplay, WCLK Benefit Show

Nov 11, 2015

Bob James has been a force in Smooth Jazz music since his days playing for Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr., Earl Klugh and David Sanborn.   He's held down keyboards in Fourplay from the very beginning.   In advance of tomorrow night's performance for Jazz 91.9 WCLK at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre he called in to talk about it all with Jamal Ahmad on the SOUL of Jazz.

It's not too late to purchase your tickets to Thursday night's concert. Click here for more info.