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.
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 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.
WCLK listeners and members now hear more jazz daily 6-7pm during ATL's endless evening commute. For our listeners who enjoy listening to Michelle Martin's Tell Me More, you can click here to listen to the program on demand.
Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is on the line, talking to Midday Jazz's Riva Blue about his upcoming turn Wednesday, September 25 at Cobb Energy Performance Centre's Jazz Roots Series Tribute To Ella, Joe and Basie. Count Basie’s music, characterized by a blues-steeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top-singers. This show honors two great singers whose performances with the Count reached legendary proportions.
One Music Fest happens Saturday at Masquerade Music Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park near downtown. This event features an amazing cross pollination of artists and genres, separate states curated by notable DJs(including WCLK's own Jamal Ahmad). The tag line for One Music Fest is Unity Through Music. This year's lineup includes Snoop Lion, D J Kemit, Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, Amel Larrieux, Quadron, Luke James, Res, and a re-union of ATL's legendary Goodie Mob.
Join Dee Dee Bridgewater on NPR's Jazz Set at 7pm Sunday for an evocative set recorded live at Monteray with the Gil Evans Orchestra and Terence Blanchard on trumpet playing the Miles Davis parts on classics from Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain. Delicious.
Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz.
Women Flying High is a civic organization paying tribute to the lasting memory and impact of the March On Washington they are presenting a series of vignettes about it between now and the 50th Anniversary on August 28. You can hear these vignettes on WCLK at various times throughout the day and we will post them online here as well.
The Africa Heritage Foundation is presenting the Africa Diaspora Conference, lecture and celebration in Atlanta September twelfth through fifteenth. Events include a Taste of Africa, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African States, and the Africa Horizon Celebration and Award Gala event.
You will be hearing more about these events on WCLK over the next few weeks, including a WCLK Profiles interview with Ambassador Tunde Adetunji next week.