Jazz Roots presented by KIA

Jazz
8:59 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Aaron Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band Bring New Orleans To Atlanta This Week

Join WCLK at Thursday night's Jazz Roots Presented By Kia Series concert featuring Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band incorporates Funk and Bebop into the traditional New Orleans style, extending the music from the Big Easy into the 21st century. Multi-Grammy winner Aaron Neville has moved seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers. Come join us for a 40-year celebration of this master's career.

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Jazz
8:35 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Jonathan Butler Joins WCLK Jazz Roots By Kia Jazz In The Classroom At North Atlanta High School

Jonathan Butler performs for North Atlanta High School Students as a part of the WCLK Jazz Roots Presented by Kia Jazz In The Classroom series 12/2/13

From Jamal Ahmad, who hosted this edition of WCLK's ongoing Jazz Education series. "...Had a wonderful time hosting the Jazz Roots educational series this morning at North Atlanta High School w/ legendary South African singer/guitarist, Jonathan Butler! It was so inspiring to see him jam with a quartet that was comprised of students! They jammed Charlie Parker's "Now is the time" and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and even played a traditional South African tune with him! Don't count the kids out good people! There is still hope!"

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Jazz
4:01 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Sergio Mendes Talks Brazilian Music, Oct 26 "A Night In Rio" Jazz Roots Event

The legendary Sergio Mendes hits ATL next week as part of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Jazz Roots Series "A Night In Rio" concert on Saturday night October 26.  He called in to chat with Jamal Ahmad recently about his music, and this fascinating tour.

Brazilian Music is based on its indigenous Indian, African and European roots. The rhythms were refined in the 1950’s by composers João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Dori Caymmi.

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Jazz
1:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

WCLK teams up with Jazz Roots for Jazz in the Classroom featuring Janis Siegel

WCLK's Riva Blue with vocalist Janis Siegel and the students of Hillgrove High School
Credit Ray Cornelius

Hillgrove High School students participated in Jazz in the Classroom yesterday featuring jazz vocalist Janis Siegel. The two-hour program chronicles Jazz history and its significance to pop, R&B and hip-hop music. The assembly was presented on behalf of Cobb Energy Centre’s Foundation ArtsBridge program and Atlanta’s jazz station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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