Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I talk with Ira Foster of Georgia Legal Services about student rights and what parents need to know with children returning to school. This is part of our ongoing discussion about the issues surrounding the school to prison pipeline that leads disproportionate numbers of minority kids into incarceration.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Next Level Events, presenting An Evening With Chaka Khan on Friday, August 5, 8:00 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  Khan returns to the stage in Atlanta for one night only at a great venue.  Ticket information available here.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is always proud to partner with Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company, presenting Smart People now through August 7 at Southwest Arts Center.   Four professionals are on the quest for love, achievement and identity in this romantic comedy by playwright Lydia Diamond.  Danielle Deadwyler stopped by the WCLK Studio to talk with Kiplyn Primus about Smart People during The Local Take.

New Music: DIS 1. 4. RAF by Andy Narell

Jul 31, 2016

Since 1979 Andy Narell has been playing steel pans in the Jazz Milieu.  Among many stops along the way, Narell played for a stint with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones. His latest record  from Listen 2 Entertainment Group is called DIS 1. 4. RAF and features Janysett McPherson on piano, Thierry Fanfant on bass, Inor Sotolongo on congas and percussion, and Gregory Louis on drums.  You can hear cuts from DIS 1. 4. RAF on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times in particular 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 AMG Group, presenting ALIVE! 55 And Kickin', the new musical from Vy Higgiensen, creator of Mamma I Want To Sing . This event will be featured in one performance only at Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center on Saturday, July 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Sony Pictures Classics

Frank Zappa’s contribution to the world of Jazz is immense. It was through Frank Zappa that the world discovered Pianist George Duke, Violinist Jean Luc Ponty and Saxophonist Ian Underwood among others. In conjunction with Sony Pictures Classics movie release of Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, we'll take a longer look at his lasting legacy during  Serenade To The City on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 a.m.   The showcase will also include commentary from Zappa's many collaborators about his cultural impact.

Trey Anthony

'da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony is onstage at Atlanta's Horizon Theatre Company through August 28. This is a play about black women and their experiences with hair that speak to a much larger audience. Playwright Trey Anthony stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Kiplyn Primus about it on The Local Take.

 Join Jazz 91.9  for Wednesday WindDown Centennial Olympic Park concert on  July 27 at 5:30 p.m. as we feature artists we love and you listen to on WCLK -- Keyboardist Justin C. Gilbert and Vocalist Latrese Bush.   Admission is just $5.00. So sit out the traffic jam and enjoy the Jazz jam with your friends at Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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New Music: Clockwork By Victor Gould

Jul 20, 2016
Fresh Sounds Records

Up and coming Pianist Victor Gould did his time at Berklee and the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.  He's worked as sideman with such straight-ahead figures as Wallace Roney, Ralph Peterson, Donald Harrison, Louis Hayes and others.  On his debut record on Fresh Sounds Records, Clockwork, Gould plays with a combo including flute, violin, viola and cello, along with standard bass-dum-horn configurations. All cuts on the album are Gould's compositions except for a cover of Wayne Shorter's The Return.


JaQuitta Williams is your host for Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Wednesday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m.   This month we take a look back a the work done over the past year by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University.  JaQuitta's guests will include CCRTD Senior Research Research Scientist and Community Outreach Director, Dr. Kimberly Davis; CCRTD Associate Research Director, Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah; and, Doctoral Student, Mawiya Kimbrough-Allah.