Ragan Whiteside

New Music: Treblemaker By Ragan Whiteside

Jun 26, 2017

Ragan Whiteside's Jazz flute stylings bring to mind such contemporary giants as the late Dave Valentin or Najee in his early work.   Jazz 91.9 WCLK always features her work, because it is outstanding as well she has chosen to make Atlanta her home when she's not touring.   She's been in our studio and at our events for years. Treblemaker features a who's-who of accompanists, including:   Bob Baldwin, J-Fly, Kim Waters, Marion Meadows, Tom Browne, The PR Experience and Frank McComb, among others.   You can hear cuts from Treblemaker at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Join me and special guests including Ragan Whiteside, Sweet Lu Olutosin, North '2UNES' Woodall, Phil Adair, and Che G. Marshall on Wednesday, April 12 at Cafe 290 for a special performance celebrating the music of Al Jarreau and Dave Valentin. Al Jarreau made his debut recording on Reprise Records in 1975 with “We Got By”  and “Moonlighting was the theme song to the ABC comedy crime drama of the same name, which ran from 1985 to 1989. Al Jarreau is the only vocalist to win Grammy Awards in three different categories jazz, pop, and R&B. He was born Alwin Lopez Jarreau, and he started singing early in the church and continued through college. He worked as a rehabilitation counselor and first appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. He was known as the “Acrobat of Scat” for his bebop vocal style called vocalese.  Following a long and illustrious career, in early February 2017, Al Jarreau cancelled tour dates and announced that he would be retiring. Unfortunately Al Jarreau died on February 12, 2017.

WCLK Hosts Najee Talks Wolf Creek Jazz Festival

Sep 2, 2016

Friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK and all around Jazz Saxophone and Flute Virtuoso, Najee stopped by the WCLK Studios to chat with Jamal Ahmad on the SOUL of Jazz.  Jamal talked with Najee about his musical journey and his appearance Saturday, September 3 during day two of three amazing days of Contemporary Jazz at the Wolf Creek Jazz Festival.  The Festival culminates on Sunday, September 4.  

Vocalist and Georgia Music Hall of Famer Peabo Bryson has joined the list of celebrities playing golf with WCLK Monday at Chateau Elan. Join us for a morning tee time, 18 holes of championship calibre golf, and plenty of fun and banter with your favorite WCLK announcers and our participating celebrities including The Champ Evander Holyfield, Joey Sommerville, Norman Brown, Kipper Jones, Jeff Sparks, Dr. Marvin Pryor and Nelson Render of The PR Experience, Carmen Rodgers and Peabo!

There will be a special live performance by Ragan Whiteside.

Chateau Elan

Join us for the WCLK Golf Event Monday, August 31 at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort Golf Club northeast of Atlanta. Golfers can play the beau­ti­ful 7,030 yard, par 71 with con­toured fair­ways, three lakes and two mean­der­ing streams. Designed by renowned course archi­tect Denis Grif­fiths, this cham­pi­onship lay­out was instantly rec­og­nized as one of the top courses in Georgia. Water comes into play on ten of the 18 holes while 87 bunkers lend challenge and char­ac­ter to the lush bermuda fair­ways and bent­grass greens.