The Atlanta Jazz Festival returns to Piedmont Park this Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24 for three days of music, arts & culture and lots of food. Scheduled artists include Diane Schuur, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Pharoah Sanders and a special tribute to Nina Simone featuring Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter, Rhonda Thomas and Terry Harper. Jazz 91.9 WCLK will also be broadcasting live from media row on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.
WCLK recommends the Inaugural West End Music + Art Festival Sunday May 17 at The Wren's Nest in Atlanta's Historic West End. In addition to a performance by the Dangerfeel Newbies, featuring WCLK's Jamal Ahmad and Mark Angel, artists include Lonnie Liston Smith, Billal, Kipper Jones, Rhonda Thomas, Carmen Rodgers, MC Spectrac and Audio Wolf.
Want to lift a glass to WCLK Morning Jazz Host Morris Baxter for his birthday? Want to hear performances from Rhonda Thomas, Ken Ford, and Joey Sommerville? Come to the Suite Lounge downtown at 375 Lucky Street ATL 30313 Friday night, January 30 for Morris Baxter's Birthday Bash. Doors open 7p, show begins at 7:30p.
Tickets are $15, available in advance on Eventbrite, click here for ticketing.
Atlanta's own Rhonda Thomas can be heard throughout the year on WCLK, but we love to play her Christmas music. You can hear her duet with Alex Lattimore, a cover of the soul classic Baby, It's Cold Outside during the holiday season on Atlanta's Jazz Station. That cut comes from her Christmas album Little Drummer Girl