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Now through February 7 when you become a sustaining member of your favorite station - Jazz 91.9 WCLK  - for at least $10 a month you'll qualify for a chance at tickets to enjoy an evening of great performances.

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.

Dr. Lonnie Smith is the ranking Jazz maestro of the Hammond B3 Organ, in particular since the loss of the great Jimmy Smith in 2005.   Dr. Lonnie Smith returns with his first release on Blue Note in 45 years, Evolution.   In his first go-round on Blue Note he cut sides with the great sax man Lou Donaldson, among others.

On the Saturday, January 23 edition of The Local Take we speak with Andrea Barnwell-Brownley, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art about Black Chronicles II. This photography exhibit will open on January 29 and run through May 14. 

Beginning January 23, Jazz 91.9 WCLK will debut new Contemporary Jazz programming on Saturday and a full spectrum of Mainstream, Straight-Ahead Jazz  on Sundays.   

On Saturday at 2:00 p.m. we will present a new show Catch The Flo with Marcus Johnson.   Catch the Flo  features Contemporary Jazz music, Latin grooves, Urban Instrumentals, Southern Jam Bands, soulful vocalists and more.   You'll hear classic artists who were the progenitors of Smooth Jazz along with new artists on the horizon.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad about the famed troup's upcoming Atlanta performances at the Fox Theatre, February 10 - 14.

Click the audio file  icon below to hear the interview:  

Visit A Mosque Day In Atlanta January 23

Jan 19, 2016

This week we speak with Edward Ahmed Mitchell about AtlantaMuslim.com and the upcoming Visit A Mosque Day in Atlanta. 

From Fayetteville to Alpharetta the AtlantaMuslim community is coming together to host us, their neighbors, friends and community at their place of worship.  On Saturday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. you are invited to attend this celebration of culture and religion. 

A short program to introduce you to the Muslim community and explanation of their religious beliefs will be provided by the Islamic Speakers Bureau at some mosques. 

USDA

Does what we eat impact our chances of developing cancer in our lifetime? Do certain foods protect us while others hurt us? Join JaQuitta Williams for the February edition of Your Health Connection, Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. as we explore the links.   JaQuitta will be joined in studio by Registered Dietician Kiki Smalley-Frazier, and we’ll take your questions, live.  If we are what we eat, can you eat in a way to avoid cancer?

What if you or a loved one is a cancer survivor? How and why should you watch your nutrition carefully?

NEW MUSIC: #JIVECULTURE - Jeremy Pelt

Jan 18, 2016

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has blown through sets and sides in Jazz since his days with the Mingus Big Band. He's played horn on recordings from a diverse group of collaborators that stretch from Ravi Coltrane and Cedar Walton to the Skatalites and Nancy Wilson. On his new High Note Records release #JIVECULTURE, Pelt finally plays along with one of Jazz music's greatest bass players, Ron Carter. #JIVECULTURE features original Pelt compositions, standards and even one of Ron Carter's original compositions, Einbahnstrasse.

Heinrich Klaffs

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is your home for Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, produced by WBGO Newark and NPR Music. You can hear the program on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WCLK. This week's program features Steve Turre and Bright Moments covering the music of the innovative Jazz horn genius Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

WCLK is your home for NPR Jazz and Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, Sundays at 7:00 p.m. End your weekend with the best live Jazz on radio.

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