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NEW MUSIC: Soul Eyes By Kandace Springs

Jan 29, 2017
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Twenty seven year old Nashville born Singer, Songwriter and Pianist, Kandace Springs counts among her influences and, inspirations such performers as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones.  On her Blue Note debut Soul Eyes, Springs charts a course all her own.  The album features her alto vocal range, her own compositions and, a spacious sound that melds both Jazz and her Nashville upbringing.  You can hear cuts from  Soul Eyes on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays from 10:00 p.m.

The Local Take - Consider Foster Care Parenting

Jan 26, 2017

Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Krystal Sherrod of the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP); Vivian Hood, a foster parent who adopted four sisters; and, Diamond Hood a young woman benefited from being placed in foster care.

Ms. Sherrod shares with us that in Georgia over 11,000 children were in need of foster care in 2014. She explains that her organization works with churches and community organizations to find, train and support foster families. 

Attention Jazz 91.9 WCLK Members:  all of us will eventually carry a credit or debit card with the new security chip. Did you know that when you receive your new card, your monthly sustaining donation to WCLK is automatically interrupted?

Please contact us to re-authorize your monthly donation and keep your support of Jazz 91.9 WCLK going! Remember: if you have the chip and you haven’t re-authorized your donation, please call Joi John in Member Services today at (404) 880 - 8280.  And thanks for your generosity!

New Music: Voyage Home By Chris Rogers

Jan 24, 2017

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring the the debut release on Art of Life Records by Trumpeter and Composer, Chris Rogers, Voyage Home.  It features the late Saxophonist Michael Brecker in one of his final studio sessions, Guitarist Steve Khan, Saxophonist Ted Nash, Pianist Xavier Davis, Bassist Jay Anderson, Drummer Steve Johns, Saxophonist Roger Rosenberg, Trombonist Art Baron, Keyboardist Mark Falchook, Percussionist Willie Martinez and a digital sample of the late Trombonist, Barry Rogers.  Rogers is the son of the late Trombonist Barry Rogers.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents the return of Jazz Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw for one night only Thursday, January 26.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Reservation information is available at 404-577-2500 or by clicking here.

Guitarist Mark Whitfield On Jazz Tones

Jan 21, 2017

Join me Sunday, January 22 for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  I will be interviewing Guitarist Mark Whitfield.  Whitfield is a native of New  Jersey who attended Boston's prestigious Berklee  College of Music. After graduation he did not waste anytime launching his career in Jazz. He has collaborated with many  legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Art Blakey and Ray Charles.

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This week I reached out to my former Howard Classmate Darryl O. Ledbetter, the Atlanta Falcons Beat Reporter, to talk about the "Rise Up" Falcons playing for a chance to go to the Super Bowl.

January 21: Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

Jan 20, 2017

Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK we speak with Ms. Gina Gareau-Clark about the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women which is taking place on January 21 in Atlanta.  Women's groups from all over the world are marching for social justice. 

While there has been some controversy nationwide with regards to the "Women's March," in the state of Georgia coordinators have worked to bring like-minded people together from Gainesville to Valdosta to amplify the voices of those who feel disenfranchised for any reason. 

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming, presents Jazz Vocalist Tammy McCann on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.   McCann will be joined by Tom Vaitsas on piano, Mimi Jones on bass, and Clif Wallace on drums. “Classically trained but steeped in the sounds and rituals of Chicago jazz,” vocalist Tammy McCann finds “new tones and colors, fresh shadings and tints in an instrument that already ranks among the most alluring in jazz,” commanding a “luxuriant, supple, larger-than life” voice “that inspires wonder” (Chicago Tribune).

New Music: Countdown By Paul Taylor

Jan 14, 2017

Saxophonist Paul Taylor has been one of the players defining Contemporary Jazz since his first record On The Horn in 1995.  On his new release on Peak Records/eOne, Countdown, he plays across a number of genres, including Dance Pop/EDM, trancelike Neo-Soul, Electronica, Folksy Lite Rock, Reggaeton, even a touch of Blues. You can hear cuts from Countdown at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

More about Paul Taylor here.

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