This Saturday on Jazz Tones (2p-6p) I will be interviewing Ron Aprea. Aprea an extremely accomplished saxophonist who has remained under the radar. He grew up in Astoria, Queens playing  clarinet. He stated playing the alto saxophone at 16 years old taking lessons across the street from Radio City Music Hall. Being a frequent visitor to Birdland Jazz Club he was inspired by big band and jazz legends including Count Basie and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He befriended Frank Foster, who arranged and played for Count Basie.

U.S. Army

Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents a special edition of Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt Tuesday October 6 at six pm as we take a close look at domestic violence in the community. Dr. Alduan Tartt will be joined by Jan Christiansen, Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Clark Atlanta University’s innovative Call To True Beauty Program. They’ll take your calls, live, about how to help friends or loved ones who may be in danger.

Expansive Jazz Vocalist Aimee Allen was born and raised in Pittsburgh and has embraced and had an interest in jazz since childhood. Aimee's fourth and most recent release CD Matter of Time debuted in May. The album is a exciting collection of Aimee's new compositions and unconventional interpretations of standards. The CD features Romero Lubambo Guitar, Francios Moutin Bass, Toru Dodo Piano, Jacob Melchor Drums.

This past July she performed in Paris where she started her first vocal group Les Boss Novices after graduating from The Sorbonne.

Monterrey International

WCLK listeners with an ear for the New Orleans sound will not want to miss the Aaron Neville Quintet and special guest Kristina Train on Thursday, October 15 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Ticket information is available by clicking here.

From Cobb Energy's website:

New Music On WCLK From Dee Dee Bridgewater

Aug 24, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater's new release on Okeh is titled Dee Dee's Feathers and she has teamed up with one of my favorite New Orleans trumpeters, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The record is a wonderful combination of Dee Dee's voice on top of that awesome New Orleans sound. Listen to WCLK and you will hear a wonderful arrangement of Saint James Infirmary, Big Chief- featuring Dr. John, Come Sunday, Congo Square and the Treme song/Do Whatcha Wanna. This is another great work of art that is a must for anyone's jazz collection.

Diane Larche

FLAIR - The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition is a non-profit organization made up of over 500 former models, commentators and staff of the world renowned Ebony Fashion Fair show that toured the country from 1958 to 2009.

Join the ladies on  Saturday, August 22 between 10AM - 2PM FLAIR Cares mentoring event of seminars for young people.  To attend apply at their website at www.flairinc.org. The mentoring program will cover make-up/self image, entrepreneurship/leadership, social media/networking.

Saxophonist Chico Freeman and Guitarist George Freeman have never recorded together before All In The Family, released on the Chicago-based Southport, an independent label out of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studios.

This is traditional acoustic jazz with George's signature electric jazz guitar and vintage amp, featuring all original compositions that remind many of us here at WCLK of everything from Getz to Hancock to Montgomery, while remaining wholly new.

Offering features the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson as interpreted by vocalist and composer Charenee Wade. Artists appearing on Offering include Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen will be featuring this record throughout the day on WCLK and particularly during Serenade To The City overnight weeknights, as the music and messages passed on by Gil Scott-Heron in the 1960s and 1970s resonate all to loudly in 2015.


A new program for mainstream jazz enthusiasts premieres on WCLK Sunday at 3pm following Debb Moore's Sunday Jazz Suite.  Jazz In the New Millennium features the artists who are keeping the music alive and well in the 21st Century, from living legends Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd, prime-time players Branford Marsalis and Jason Moran and rising stars Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding. Each one-hour program focuses on an individual artist, presenting their music in a historical context that is both musically enriching and educational.

Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride is NPR's new flagship jazz program, co-produced by our friends at WBGO in Newark and hosted by Christian McBride.  The program airs Sundays at 7pm on 91.9 WCLK.  This weekend's program features Pianist Marcus Roberts' new ensemble Modern Jazz Generation.