Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

The Local Take talks to Toni Simmons Henson, founder and director of Atlanta Black Theatre Festival  to share information about this year's event. Toni explains that each year they aim to make it bigger and better and they succeeded again for 2017.

Lizz Wright plays a special show for NPR's Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride tonight at the Variety Playhouse. In advance of the show, she chatted with me about her latest project Grace, as well as the things that mean the most to her, including family and food. Want to go to the show? Click here for tickets.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will join Jazz Night in America for a special Atlanta performance by Georgia Native, Lizz Wright, on Friday, September 22, 8:00 p.m. at Variety Playhouse. The Lizz Wright performance will be recorded by Jazz Night in America to be aired at a future date on public radio Jazz stations across the country.  Each edition of Jazz Night in America broadcasts presents some of the best live Jazz performances as well as the stories behind the performances.

Berklee School

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Sunday, September 16 from 3:00 p.m.until 7:00 p.m. I will feature an interview with Katie Thiroux. Thiroux, a bass player, hails from a musical family in Los Angeles, she has always been surrounded by music. Katie began violin lessons at age four then switched to acoustic bass at age eight. She has explored both classical and vocal styles.  She studied under Tierney Sutton at the age 12 and was awarded  the Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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