Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  is  committed to an ongoing discussion about criminal justice reform in the communities we serve.   This week I speak with event founder Sharon C. Turner and Valencia Miller with the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-Entry about the Seventh Annual Home for Good Forum and Job Fair.   The event takes place on Thursday, November 12 at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  WCLK is pleased to have a partnership with BronzeLens.   Artistic Director, Deidre McDonald speaks with The Local Take on Saturday morning, October 31 at 7:00 a.m. about the Sixth Annual BronzeLens Festival.  

We talk about the concept behind the Festival and the growth that has coincided with Atlanta's burgeoning film industry.  BronzeLens happens at various venues around Atlanta.   Registration opens on Wednesday, November 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, located in downtown Atlanta.  

Shenequa Crockett

Rev. Jackson stopped by Jazz 91.9 to talk with Morris Baxter during Morning Jazz .   He was joined by Rainbow PUSH, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Attorney Janice Mathis.  

Reverend Jesse Jackson  is in Atlanta for the 16th Annual Rainbow PUSH Creating Opportunity Conference on Friday, October 30 and a Financial Empowerment Series event on Saturday, October 31.   Both events take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.   Below are highlights from the interview: 

Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s Jazz Station, will  present the jazziest musical experience of the season, an evening of Jazz featuring the incomparable, super group Fourplay and multi Grammy Award winning vocalist Diane Reeves on Thursday, November 12, 8:00 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. 

Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is community engagement from the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University, featuring veteran Atlanta Journalist (and cancer survivor), JaQuitta Williams, as your host.  Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. as we discuss the issues surrounding fertility and surviving cancer.   Can you still have children after cancer?   How can various therapies designed to defeat the disease impact you or your loved ones' ability to conceive a healthy child?

The Jazz 91.9 WCLK Fall Membership Campaign is underway, beginning today through Sunday, October 25.   Jazz 91.9 WCLK Announcers and special guests will be asking for your continued support of Atlanta's Jazz Public Radio Station each day.   You can make your pledge online by clicking here or you can call Pledge Central at (404) 880 - 8807.

Programming on JAzz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from Sweet Auburn Seafood, presenting Jazz Song Stylist, Freddy Cole on his 84th birthday, along with the Freddy Cole Quartet and special guest Milkshake.   Two shows on Wednesday, October 14 beginning at 7:30 p.m.   Admission includes a four course prix fixe meal and wine pairings.   Sorry, no walk ins.   Sweet Auburn Seafood is located at 171 Auburn Avenue at Jesse Hill, Jr., Drive  Atlanta, GA 30303 .

This Saturday on Jazz Tones, 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.,  I will be interviewing Ron Aprea.   Aprea is an extremely accomplished saxophonist who has remained under the radar.   He grew up in Astoria, Queens playing  the clarinet.   He started playing the alto saxophone at 16 years old, taking lessons across the street from Radio City Music Hall.   Being a frequent visitor to Birdland Jazz Club, he was inspired by Big Band and Jazz legends including Count Basie and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.   He befriended Frank Foster, who arranged and played for Count Basie.

Bob Mintzer Big Band

Oct 6, 2015
MCG Jazz Records

Most of us are used to hearing Bob Mintzer playing sax with the group the YellowJackets.   MCG Jazz Records has just released something new from the Bob Mintzer Big Band titled 'Get Up!'.   I really like this record!   Bob covered the song I Thank You by David Porter & Isaac Hayes, with Scott Wendholt on trumpet and he does a fabulous job.    Bob also covered one of my favorites from Sly Stone with Sing A Simple Song featuring the great Ray Obiedo on guitar.

U.S. Army

Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents a special edition of Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt Tuesday October 6 at 6:00 p.m. as we take a close look at domestic violence in the community.   Dr. Alduan Tartt will be joined by Jan Christiansen, executive director of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Clark Atlanta University’s innovative Call To True Beauty Program.   They’ll take your calls, live, about how to help friends or loved ones who may be in danger.