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Dr. Lonnie Smith is the ranking Jazz maestro of the Hammond B3 Organ, in particular since the loss of the great Jimmy Smith in 2005.   Dr. Lonnie Smith returns with his first release on Blue Note in 45 years, Evolution.   In his first go-round on Blue Note he cut sides with the great sax man Lou Donaldson, among others.

On the Saturday, January 23 edition of The Local Take we speak with Andrea Barnwell-Brownley, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art about Black Chronicles II. This photography exhibit will open on January 29 and run through May 14. 

Beginning January 23, Jazz 91.9 WCLK will debut new Contemporary Jazz programming on Saturday and a full spectrum of Mainstream, Straight-Ahead Jazz  on Sundays.   

On Saturday at 2:00 p.m. we will present a new show Catch The Flo with Marcus Johnson.   Catch the Flo  features Contemporary Jazz music, Latin grooves, Urban Instrumentals, Southern Jam Bands, soulful vocalists and more.   You'll hear classic artists who were the progenitors of Smooth Jazz along with new artists on the horizon.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad about the famed troup's upcoming Atlanta performances at the Fox Theatre, February 10 - 14.

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Does what we eat impact our chances of developing cancer in our lifetime? Do certain foods protect us while others hurt us? Join JaQuitta Williams for the February edition of Your Health Connection, Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. as we explore the links.   JaQuitta will be joined in studio by Registered Dietician Kiki Smalley-Frazier, and we’ll take your questions, live.  If we are what we eat, can you eat in a way to avoid cancer?

What if you or a loved one is a cancer survivor? How and why should you watch your nutrition carefully?

NEW MUSIC: #JIVECULTURE - Jeremy Pelt

Jan 18, 2016

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has blown through sets and sides in Jazz since his days with the Mingus Big Band. He's played horn on recordings from a diverse group of collaborators that stretch from Ravi Coltrane and Cedar Walton to the Skatalites and Nancy Wilson. On his new High Note Records release #JIVECULTURE, Pelt finally plays along with one of Jazz music's greatest bass players, Ron Carter. #JIVECULTURE features original Pelt compositions, standards and even one of Ron Carter's original compositions, Einbahnstrasse.

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK is your home for Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, produced by WBGO Newark and NPR Music. You can hear the program on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WCLK. This week's program features Steve Turre and Bright Moments covering the music of the innovative Jazz horn genius Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

WCLK is your home for NPR Jazz and Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, Sundays at 7:00 p.m. End your weekend with the best live Jazz on radio.

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK  will provide special coverage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 18.  Join us after Morning Jazz as we feature a simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service coverage, live from the Horizon Sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church.   Following the service coverage, WCLK will air a new documentary The Power of Nonviolence: The Spirituality of Peacemaking, a project by David Freudberg, produced in association with WGBH Boston.

In the run up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 18, we're looking for common ground this week on The Local Take.  I spoke with Beatrice and Larry Soublet, founders of ERACE  Atlanta.  Beatrice and Larry explain the history of ERACE.   The organization began in New Orleans after the Times Picayune published a series "Together Apart/The Myth of Race," and readers responded with fear and hate.  A conversation between Rhoda Faust and Brenda Thompson led to the founding of  ERACE and the slogan ERACISM.

Latin Jazz has informed our culture at least since Dizzie Gillespie's Afro-Cuban musical excursions of the late 1940s.   Contemporary Latin Jazz is vibrant and ever present in the larger culture and on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards.   You can hear cuts from Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars new release on Savant, called Heart Beat at various times during the broadcast day, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from  10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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