The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?
Joshua Redman has worked his way from young lion to jazz master, one of the true saxophone innovators of 21st Century jazz music. On his latest release Trios Live, he meshes sax, bass and drums in vivid takes of everything from Kurt Weill's Moritat(Mack The Knife) to Monk's Trinkle Tinkle.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is airing out this release overnights on Serenade To The City on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
WCLK PD and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen is adding cuts from the new release from Dr. John, an all star tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong. Trumpet players on this record include Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and Arturo Sandoval.
Join us on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning after NPR News at 7am for a look at community groups and individuals making a positive difference in the Atlanta Community. Denise Blake is Executive Director of WINGS For Kids Atlanta, an after school enrichment program that teaches children social and emotional learning skills. WINGS For Kids is operating in four Fulton County schools in the 2014-2015 school year, and they employ college and grad students from AUC and other area colleges as mentors for local elementary school students who learn how to collaborate and negotiate w
Have A Morning Dance on a Saturday night. Wade Ford is a friend of WCLK and they're bringing Spyro Gyra to Atlanta for one night only Saturday evening, August 9. See Spyro Gyra Live on their 40th Anniversary Concert Saturday at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre. There is not a bad seat in the house, you can bring your picnic, and enjoy these fusion jazz masters as they celebrate 40 years making music together.
WCLK thanks our supporters at the 2014 Pan African Film Festival, in Atlanta August 7-10 at the legendary Plaza Theatre at the corner of Ponce and Highland intown. Over 50 new black films from around the U.S. and the world will be shown including Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear Me Read, Brother's Hypnotic and The Case of The Three Sided Dream.
PAFF Founder Ayuko Babu stopped by during The Soul of Jazz on WCLK and talked with Jamal Ahmad about this year's festival.
U.S. Congressman David Scott represents Georgia’s 13th District in Washington. This district runs from Smyrna in the north, around the perimeter west and to the southside including Douglasville, Jonesboro and Riverdale. He’s currently serving his sixth term. Coming up on Saturday August 16 at Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro he will be hosting his 10th annual Health Fair for citizens in the 13th District.
Wolf Creek Ampitheater in College Park brings WCLK listeners a night of live jazz music under the stars Saturday, August 23. Expect the very best from Atlanta's own Ken Ford, part of a performance including Ruben Studdard, Mike Phillips, and Noel Gourdin.
Here's more information about the Wolf Creek Jazz Series from their Press Release: