On the Saturday, January 9, 7:00 a.m. edition of The Local Take, we take a look at the Year In Review.    I am joined in the Jazz 91.9 WCLK talk studio by Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone and former Fulton County Judge Penny Brown Reynolds.    Judge Reynolds is a former prosecutor, speaker and author.   She handled cases on the television program, Family Court With Judge Penny between 2008 - 2010.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master, Saxophonist, Charles Lloyd is joined by Bill Frisell, Norah Jones and Willie Nelson among others, on his new release from Blue Note I Long To See You.  Lloyd is one of my favorites, and has stood the test of time in Jazz.  He has played as a sideman with everyone from Howlin' Wolf and B. B. King to Cannonball Adderley, where he was a member of that legendary sextet.

All In - Pieces Of A Dream On Jazz 91.9 WCLK

Dec 30, 2015

Pieces of a Dream originated in Philadelphia as high school Jazz heads.  The Contemporary Jazz band was discovered by the late great Grover Washington, Jr., originally.   All In marks their 21st album in a long and successful career that has allowed them  to play the world;  sell hundreds of thousands of albums;  and, have a place as a legacy artist on any list of Smooth Jazz greats. You can hear cuts from All In on Jazz 91.9 WCLK throughout the day, in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m.

Support WCLK As Part Of Your Year-End Giving

Dec 28, 2015

As you look forward to a New Year of amazing Jazz music, concerts and informative content from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, we will keep working to help so many great organizations in our community fulfill their missions by giving them access to our airwaves.

As the curtain closes on 2015, we know tax preparation may be the most dreaded part of the New Year. Perhaps WCLK can help make that process a little less painful by providing you with another tax deduction without you ever having to leave your home!

Marcus Johnson Live & Direct On WCLK

Dec 26, 2015

Keyboardist, Marcus Johnson returns to the air on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with the release of Live & Direct, featuring the Urban Jam Band.   Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners have heard Summertime Flo' and Right Now on WCLK.  

Johnson, a native of Ohio, grew up in DC and attended Howard University.   He is a keyboardist, producer and also an entrepreneur.   Enjoy this record and keep your ears open for Marcus, who you will probably hear more from on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in 2016, including on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

The new CD, BrotherLee Love by New York based Trumpeter, Terell Stafford  is a celebration of trumpet titan, Lee Morgan.   You can hear cuts from the disc on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, in particular, during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   This record features Stafford leading a quintet that includes:   Saxophonist, Tim Warfield;  Pianist, Bruce Barth;  Bassist, Peter Washington;  and, Drummer, Dana Hall.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK welcomes the Valentine Love concert the the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State, February 14 featuring Bassist and Vocalist, Michael Henderson along with the Dramatics Vocalist, Jean Carne.  Michael Henderson is best known for his bass playing with Mile Davis in the early '70s as well as R&B/Soul hits such as Valentine Love (for which the concert is themed) and You Are My Starship (recorded with Norman Connors). Many of his bass riffs have inspired players seeking the fat, deep grooves of the Motown sound.

Music by Saxophonist, Producer and Composer, Kim Waters, is often heard on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  This Holiday Season he has a new collection of classics called My Gift To You.   You can hear cuts off of this record throughout the day as part of the Jazz 91.9 holiday music mix.   My Gift To You includes features from his wife Dana (Pope) Waters on vocals and daughter Kayla on keyboard.  Click here to hear samples from the album.  

This week in celebration of the Holiday Season we speak with members of the faith community about the challenging times we find ourselves in and the role of faith in our society today.

 Attorney Don Edwards has supported Jazz 91.9 WCLK since its beginning.   Attorney Edwards is a regular participant in Jazz 91.9 Signature Serenade segments.  Signature Serenade is a special segment during Jazz at Sundown  in  support of Jazz 91.9  WCLK Fall and Spring Membership Campaigns.