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Brian Simpson: Persuasion

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Illinois-born pianist Brian Simpson was influenced by Oscar Peterson as he grew up listening to jazz music, but his music over a career including seven albums has fit into a contemporary groove that you hear on WCLK. On his latest release Persuasion(Shanachie), he brings funk and jazz with help from musicians including Peter White and Boney James. You can hear cuts from Persuasion on WCLK at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays overnight 10pm-2am.

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by Wade Ford, presenting The Wade Ford Summer Concert Series Jazz And Soul Event on Saturday, July 21 at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre. Performers include Marion Meadows, Maysa, Kim Waters, and Joey Sommerville and Friends. Doors open 5pm, with the show beginning at 6pm. More information including tickets is available at wadefordconcert.com.

Saturday morning at 8am on The Local Take on WCLK  I talked with Clark Atlanta University Professor Dr. William Boone and Pioneer Blogger and Editor Yalanda Lattimore, founder of Dryerbuzz, to talk about the general malaise around this political season. Georgia's Primary Election Runoff takes place Tuesday, July 24. The General Election will take place November 6.

Saturday morning at 8am on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with AJC Senior Managing Editor Monica Richardon, co-chairperson of the Atlanta Business League Men of Influence Reception and Induction Ceremony taking place on Tuesday, July 24th at the Hyatt Regency-Downtown Atlanta at 6pm. Ms. Richardson shares that the Men of Influence program reflects the success of African-American businessmen who are making history in their endeavors. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Warren Hill's Cancun Jazz Festival, October 4-7 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Rivera Maya, Mexico. Headliners include Boney James, the Dave Koz Summer Horns including Gerlad Albright-Rick Braun-Richard Elliott-Aubrey Logan, Kem, Michael McDonald, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Pieces of a Dream and more. Additional information is available at 805-491-5299 or click here. Use the code WCLK 2018 and receive $200 off of any package.

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