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Jazz 91.9 WCLK Spring Membership Drive is just around the corner.  And, we couldn’t wait to give you a special reason to donate early!  Now through March 1, when you make an online donation to WCLK, you’re automatically entered into a random drawing to win one of five pair of passes to the Orlando Jazz Festival, March 10 - 11 in sunny Orlando, Florida.  

Creative Loafing

PNC Bank and Jazz 91.9 WCLK celebrate Atlanta's African American Business Leaders-Rashid Nuri was born in Boston, the son of a military officer he 14 schools before the family settled in San Diego. Rashid obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard and master’s degree in Plant/Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts. During his studies Nuri helped to install the first organic community garden in San Diego. Following graduation he moved to Georgia where he managed 13,000 acres of farm land for the Nation of Islam.

New Music: Around The Horn By Rick Braun

Feb 20, 2017

Contemporary Jazz Trumpet Player, Rick Braun has a new record out on Shanachie, Around The Horn.   Braun is a mainstay on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  He stopped by our studios when he was in town recently.   Around The Horn features special guests Peter White and Lindsey Webster.  The record includes Braun's interpretations of songs from Selena Gomez, Coldplay and Alicia Keys, along with original songs.  You can hear cuts from Around The Horn at various times on WCLK in particular on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Insights - Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Feb 18, 2017
FAS Arts Management

Listen to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Sunday, February 19  bwetween  3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST as I interview Balé Folclórico da Bahia Founder Walson Botelho.   Botelho and Ninha Reis established Brazil's only professional folk dance company in 1988.   This 38 member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers have a prestigious reputation globally under the artistic direction of José Carlos Arandiba.

This week on The Local Take I speak with actors Tracy Bonner and Re, both appearing in the new True Colors Theatre Company production of EXIT STRATEGY.

The play speaks directly to the closing of schools and the impact not only on the teachers and students but on the community as a whole. The playwright, Ike Holter, was writing about school closings in Chicago, but this is happening to schools all over the country.

Hope Atlanta Delivers to Underserved Communities

Feb 18, 2017

On the February 18 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Ed Powers and Chokel Taylor about Hope Atlanta.  Hope Atlanta evolved from an organization that started over 100 years ago, which evolved into Traveler's Aid and is now known as Hope Atlanta. Hope Atlanta Executive Director Ed Powers explains that the new name reflects the organization's mission to help underserved communities. 

Join us for the annual Morris Baxter Birthday Bash on Thursday, February 16 at Suite Food Lounge, 275 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. Each year this celebration takes place with over 200 Atlanta Jazz lovers and mystery Jazz artists who set the atmosphere for the evening. This is your chance to wish the source of your Morning Motivations a Happy Birthday! We'll see you Thursday.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Remembers Al Jarreau 1940 - 2017

Feb 13, 2017
Shannon McCollum

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring the music of Al Jarreau throughout this week as a remembrance to an artist who has been a part of our radio DNA from the beginning.   What made Al Jarreau so unique was the fact that he was a male vocalist taking the influence of Betty Carter to higher heights and the pop world. I once interviewed him and asked him was there some portal in the universe that he would plug into when he performed.   He laughed and said he never thought of it like that but I was probably right.

Kay Hinton/Emory University

PNC Bank and Jazz 91.9 WCLK Celebrates Atlanta’s African American Business Leaders – Pat Lottier was born in Ohio in 1948. Lottier excelled in her studies and received a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in 1966. There she studied nursing and met her husband George Lottier. When the family moved to Atlanta, Lottier worked with the Dekalb County Health Department.

Lena Adasheva

Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.,  I'll talk with Grammy-nominated  Composer-Pianist, Vijay Iyer. He will be performing with his trio as part of the Arts At Tech program at the Robert Ferst Center on the Georgia Tech campus on Friday, February 17.  

Iyer's Trio consists of himself on piano, Tyshawn Sorels on drums and Stephan Crump on bass.  Iyer has been voted The Downbeat Magazine Artist Of The Year three times, and he  is a MacArthur Fellow and a former Doris Duke performing artist.  Iyer was recently appointed as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in the Department of Music at Harvard University. His recent ECM release A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke is a collaboration  with long time colleague Wadada Leo Smith that the Los Angeles Times called "haunting, meditative and transportive."

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