Multi-instrumentalist Joey DeFrancesco is the latest artist to make the WCLK Holiday Jazz music rotation, as PD Aaron Cohen has added cuts from his new release Home For The Holidays. You will hear it in the WCLK jazz mix between now and the first of the year.
If you like it and want to own it for yourself, click on the Amazon banner below and purchase Home For The Holidays, and part of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thanks, and Happy Holidays!
Jazz Night In America is NPR Music's flagship jazz program, and airs in Atlanta exclusively on WCLK Saturday mornings at 6a and Sunday evenings at 7p. The program is produced by NPR, our friends at WBGO in Newark, and the Jazz At Lincoln Center program. This weekend you can hear from off the radar piano virtuoso and vocalist Johnny O'Neal.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by enjoying the classic Vince Guaraldi Christmas tunes performed by David Benoit, one of the greatest contemporary jazz pianists. Benoit appears at the Ferst Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia Tech on Friday, December 5. For information on tickets to this holiday jazz event, click here. Want to purchase Benoit's Remembering Christmas album? Click on the Amazon banner below and part of the proceeds will go to
It's that time of year, and you will hear holiday jazz cuts on WCLK throughout the day to get you in the festive mood. A new release currently featured by WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is "It's Christmas On Mack Avenue", featuring artists including Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Christian McBride and others.
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U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell visited Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday for a listening session with CAU students, as part of a national tour highlighting the Obama Administration's Higher Education Agenda. He also stopped by WCLK to discuss college affordability and opportunity, as he leads efforts to reach President Obama’s 2020 goal, for our nation to once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world.
Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron has been a mainstay of the WCLK sound for years now. His latest release on Impulse is with Bassist and Composer Dave Holland, who have performed as a duo for a couple of years now. The record is called The Art of Conversation, and you can hear it at various times on WCLK.
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Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless has been helping people in the Atlanta Metro area for 44 years. The organization, originally created and driven by the late Hosea Williams, is now headed by Elisabeth Omilami and her husband Afemo. Elisabeth Omiliami talked with Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless initiatives, including Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the Georgia World Congress Center.
If you would like to learn more about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here.
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead gave a contribution to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Grene Baranco, daughter of Mercedes Benz of Buckhead CEO's Gregory and Juanita Baranco, was there to present the check to ACFB's Development Director, Sarah Fonder-Kristy and Sr. Communications Manager, Amy Hudson. Also present was Jazz 91.9 WCLK's General Manager, Wendy Williams.
Saxophonist, Flutist, and Composer Henry Threadgill consistently pushes boundaries as a jazz artist. This weekend on WCLK you can hear Threadgill on Jazz Night In America from NPR. The program airs at 6a Saturday morning and 7p Sunday evening. These performances were recorded live at Harlem Stage, and feature a collection of Threadgill's works curated by Pianist Jason Moran.