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Jazz 91.9 WCLK Remembers Al Jarreau 1940 - 2017

Feb 13, 2017
Shannon McCollum

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring the music of Al Jarreau throughout this week as a remembrance to an artist who has been a part of our radio DNA from the beginning.   What made Al Jarreau so unique was the fact that he was a male vocalist taking the influence of Betty Carter to higher heights and the pop world. I once interviewed him and asked him was there some portal in the universe that he would plug into when he performed.   He laughed and said he never thought of it like that but I was probably right.

Kay Hinton/Emory University

PNC Bank and Jazz 91.9 WCLK Celebrates Atlanta’s African American Business Leaders – Pat Lottier was born in Ohio in 1948. Lottier excelled in her studies and received a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in 1966. There she studied nursing and met her husband George Lottier. When the family moved to Atlanta, Lottier worked with the Dekalb County Health Department.

Lena Adasheva

Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.,  I'll talk with Grammy-nominated  Composer-Pianist, Vijay Iyer. He will be performing with his trio as part of the Arts At Tech program at the Robert Ferst Center on the Georgia Tech campus on Friday, February 17.  

Iyer's Trio consists of himself on piano, Tyshawn Sorels on drums and Stephan Crump on bass.  Iyer has been voted The Downbeat Magazine Artist Of The Year three times, and he  is a MacArthur Fellow and a former Doris Duke performing artist.  Iyer was recently appointed as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in the Department of Music at Harvard University. His recent ECM release A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke is a collaboration  with long time colleague Wadada Leo Smith that the Los Angeles Times called "haunting, meditative and transportive."

Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I will interview Brandi Disterheft, a contrabassist and vocalist who sings in French and English.  Disterheft was lauded by the late Oscar Peterson, who said "she is what we call serious." A Canadian who has captivated audiences globally and has played Carnegie Hall, Brandi began performing in her teens with her mother, a pianist and Hammond B-3  organist from Chicago.  

February 10 - 11: Emory Jazz Fest

Feb 7, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is supported in part by the 2017 Emory Jazz Fest, returning February 10 and 11 with two nights of Jazz and a slate of public educational workshops.   Friday, February 10, Saxophonist Teodross Avery brings his soulful sound along with the Gary Motley Trio.  Saturday, February 11, the Emory Big Band closes out the festival with an evening of Jazz Favorites.  More information is available at arts.emory.edu

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