The Soul of Jazz

In the world of modern dance music, you would be hard pressed to find someone more influential than Chicago's own, legendary DJ/producer/vocalist, Lil Louis. The forefather of house/dance music has been leaving his indelible mark on pop culture since the late 80's and it's evident in the music of Daft Punk, Drake, David Guetta and so many others. He's ready to release his most ambitious project to date, a six album set that ranges from orchestral, cinematic pieces to classic Chicago jack tracks.

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We here at Jazz 91.9 WCLK are still reeling from the passing of the legendary Prince. His contributions to modern music are so widespread, they surpass category and genre.  His 58th birthday will be coming up this Tuesday, June 7 and I'm going to be celebrating like it's 1999 on the Sounds Of Universal Love, Saturday, June 4, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT.  I'll be playing music from his vast discography as well as out-takes and, unreleased and live material that never saw the light of day. Join me and let's celebrate The Royal One in style.

Georgia-born Songstress, Lizz Wright, has been wooing audiences for over 13 years since her debut "Salt". Her soulful, bluesy and sometimes Contemporary Folk sound has set her apart from many of her contemporaries and her fifth studio release "Freedom & Surrender" stays true to form.  She will be gracing the Atlanta stage with a rare performance on Sunday, February 28 at The Buckhead Theatre.   She came by Jazz 91.9 WCLK studios to speak with me about music, life and dancing alone.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is Panther proud to join Clark Atlanta University officials, stakeholders and dignitaries at the Georgia State Capitol for CAU DAY during the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session.   We met old friends, and made some new ones.  We even added new Jazz 91.9 WCLK members!   And, added a dose of Jazz preservation to the agenda for the day under the Gold Dome.   Mark Angel called in and talked about the afternoon of activities with Jamal Ahmad during the SOUL of Jazz.

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) earned a 2016 Trumpet Award for her long career as an activist for change inside and outside of the system. She called in to SOUL of Jazz  on Monday, January 25 to talk about the award.  She also discussed the issues that she sees as important to all of us as we head into a nation-changing election year. Like all true leaders, Lee has been fearless about her positions on issues regardless of their popularity at the time.

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