Ahmad Jamal is one of jazz music's great innovators going back to the days of Miles and 'Trane.  But don't lose sight of the fact that his current record Saturday Morning: La Buissonne Studio Sessions sounds as contemporary as any release you can name.  This record features a razor sharp quartet playing bass, drums and percussion along with Ahmad on keys that played on Jamal's last record Blue Moon

WCLK has just added the new release from Hiroshima called J-Town Beat.  The group, led by Dan Kuramoto, continues to make their own East Meets West contemporary jazz.

From the band's website:


We generally like to start a new CD with a concept.  Some notion, vibe, title that creates a ‘through line’ through the project.  J-Town Beat, was really a concept conceived by our friend, Duane Ebata.  He was the driving force of the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo (J-Town) until his tragic passing from cancer.

Stay outta that traffic jam and swing by Atlanta's High Museum for the latest edition of Friday Jazz At The High.  This month's event features the Steve Dancz Sextet and your emcee Jamal Ahmad.  You can stroll current exhibits in the Wieland Pavillion Galleries and get your live jazz on at the same time.

Najee's The Morning After Is Part of WCLK's Sound

Nov 6, 2013

Najee's latest release is entitled The Morning After.  WCLK has brought his music to you from the very beginning.  We've literally brought him to Atlanta as well, as he opened our benefit concert featuring George Duke a while back.

WCLK is playing Champs Elysees and San Tropez from the new record, as well as Shinjuku, which is Najee's memorial for his old friend and collaborator George Duke.

Fulton County is your county at your service.  Fulton Focus is a monthly program on WCLK that is a partnership between Fulton County and Atlanta's Jazz Station that brings the community useful information about Fulton County services, programs, and initiatives. 

Jazzette - October Issue Nine v. Six

Oct 18, 2013

In observance of…; highlights from the show;  how you can help sustain the legacy of Jazz; takin’ The Local Take LOCAL; programming highlights, live event listing and more in the October issue of the Jazzette. Click here. ENJOY!

One of the very best new releases out right now is Trombone Shorty’s “Say That to Say This” on Verve Records. WCLK is currently playing Shortyville , Long Weekend, and Be My Lady throughout the day for your New Orleans pleasure.

Purchase the new record from Amazon via the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to listener supported Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is going LOCAL and bringing healthcare information to our Community.  You can join Kiplyn Primus on the air live Saturday morning at 7am to discuss your questions about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.

Later Saturday we hope to see you at the WCLK Community Health Forum at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA at 1600 Pryor Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30315.  The event takes place Saturday, October 19, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Events will include:

WCLK is playing cuts from the first new Earth Wind & Fire record in 8 years, called Now, Then & Forever.  You can hear Love is Law, Guiding Lights, Splashes, and My Promise in WCLK's rotation throughout the day, according to WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen.

Here's a short review of the current record from P. J.:

WCLK Is Your Home For NPR Jazz

Oct 2, 2013

WCLK is not only Atlanta's home for Jazz for almost 40 years, we are also your home for Jazz Programming from National Public Radio.  Each week you hear from Dee Dee Bridgewater on JazzSet,   Piano Jazz, with Jon Weber carrying on the legacy of Marian McPartland .  In addition we bring you jazz programming from the African American Public Radio Consortium/AAPRC, including The Roots of Smooth with Bobby Jackson and Cafe Jazz with Gene Knight.

You'll never miss a minute of jazz here and around the world by listening to Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.