Thank You Jazz Lovers and WCLK Members! Thanks to everyone who made a pledge of support during the station's Fall Membership Campaign. By making your contributions to keep Jazz Public Radio alive in Atlanta you have helped sustain everyone you hear each day, from Morris In The Morning or Riva Blue to Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tavis Smiley, The Local Take. You turn us on and offer your support for the best jazz music morning noon and night.
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.
Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is on the line, talking to Midday Jazz's Riva Blue about his upcoming turn Wednesday, September 25 at Cobb Energy Performance Centre's Jazz Roots Series Tribute To Ella, Joe and Basie. Count Basie’s music, characterized by a blues-steeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top-singers. This show honors two great singers whose performances with the Count reached legendary proportions.
Mace Hibbard dropped by WCLK today and talked for a while with Riva Blue about Friday Night's Friday Jazz At The High Museum performance, beginning at 5pm. Y0u can beat the traffic, swing hard to some mainstream jazz and take in The Girl With The Pearl Earring. Get your Vermeer on and hear Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Hibbard, playing with Melvin Jones on trumpet, Louis Heriveaux on piano, Marc Miller on bass, and Marlon Patton on drums.
The Jazz of The City provides two hours of the very best of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival to help wind down your 4th of July celebration--dig into Sonny Rollins, Steve Wilson, Brian Lynch, Jerry Gonzalez, Marcus Belgrave, Harvey Thompson, Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Fred Hersch, Poncho Sanchez Cecile McLorin Salvant, Donald Harrison and yes, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.