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Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m WCLK celebrates Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz by featuring a radio documentary all about Miles Ahead, the new film in current release fictionalizing the life of Miles Davis starring and directed by Don Cheadle. This special includes music from the soundtrack to the movie featuring contemporary interpretations of Miles' music from an A list of cutting edge Jazz artists. The Miles Ahead Radio Special includes discussions with Don Cheadle, Robert Glasper, and Miles' son Erin Davis and his nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr.

Clark Atlanta University Guild will present the 23rd Annual Jazz Under The Stars featuring Grammy-nominated Soul/Jazz Vocalist Maysa Leak, the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra and the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble on Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.   (Gates open at 6:00 p.m. • Rain or Shine). Maysa Leak checked in with Rivablue this morning on Midday Jazz on WCLK to talk about this upcoming performance, and her career and influences.

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In 2008, Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to produce a piece of music honoring the 200th Anniversary of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church. The resulting sacred celebration included the full Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as well as a 70 piece gospel choir. In 2013, Damian Speed and his Chorale Le Chateau toured the country with Marsalis and the LCO, playing the piece to mesmerize audiences. This music has finally been released on Blue Engine Records, and I will be featuring assorted cuts on Serenade To The City on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Atlanta Business League, presenting their 38th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday May 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel Downtown. This event benefits the expansion of ABL's Youth Entrepreneur Programs and the Business Enrichment Series for Entrepreneur Development. WCLK will be attending this event, and we encourage all of our members to consider doing the same.

Only a few seats remain on the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Steel City Jazz Express.  Join Contemporary Jazz Showcase Host, Mark Angel for a day-long excursion to the Steel City Jazz Festival in Birmingham, AL on Saturday, June 4.   Your donation to WCLK secures two (2) round trip seats on a luxury motor coach; breakfast;  and, admission for two to the festival for only $150.   Sit back, relax with friends and enjoy the ride to a great day of music featuring Jazz, Funk and Soul with performances by Maysa, BWB, Ken Ford, David Sanborn, and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.  Just send  Joi John, membership manager, WCLK an email by clicking here.   Let her know you want to be on the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Steel City Jazz Express.

NEW MUSIC: Horizon Ahead By Benny Golson

Apr 29, 2016

Benny Golson is a Mainstream Jazz great on tenor sax who played with everyone you know, from John Coltrane to Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie to Lionel Hampton and Art Farmer. As a young man he moved from Bebop to Hard Bop, and he has composed Jazz music for longer than most of us have been alive.   Golson will lead his current band at the 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival on the Main Stage on Sunday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. as part of Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz.

Raw Food and Vegan Options On The Local Take

Apr 29, 2016

We would like to recognize Jazz 91.9 WCLK Small Business Network Member, Tassili Maat, founder and owner of Tassili's Raw Reality, Atlanta's Raw Vegan Cafe, providing healthy options in a casual atmosphere in the Historic West End District of Atlanta.  Saturday, April 30 on The Local Take we spoke with Natasha Brewley, Chef Beee of Quiche and Tell and Jamile Norman, Farmer J of Patchwork City Farms about their upcoming Facebook challenge Spring Into The Raw.  What's an omnivore diet? What's a raw diet? Is your food more nutritious if you do not cook it? 

Spring Into The Raw is a social media challenge designed to introduce more fruits and vegetables into our diets.  As we learn more about the benefits of a diet rich in the nutrients that come from vegetables this allows us to experiment with a new way of eating.

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Join us Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 a.m.  for Dr. Judi, The People’s Advocate.   Social Worker, Dr. Judi Crocker Billingsley talks with Ari Berman of The Nation Institute.   His new book  Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights In America is a narrative history that charts the transformation of the American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the current counter-revolution that has sought to limit voting rights.

As Jazz Appreciation Month in April moves into the 31 Days of Jazz in Atlanta in May, Do you have your 2016 WCLK T-Shirt yet? Artist Sam Burston provided this year's colorful image, guaranteed to liven up any jazz event or Springtime festival you visit. Just become a WCLK member today at the $91.90 level or above and you will be supporting Jazz Public Radio in Atlanta and you can wave your jazz flag wide and high wherever you're seen around town. A WCLK membership is a great Mother's Day gift, too.

April 30: C. T. Vivian Health Fair At The ITC

Apr 26, 2016

I was joined on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, April 23 by Civil Rights Legend, former SCLC Director and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree, Rev. C. T. Vivian. He joined us to discuss the upcoming C. T. Vivian Health Fair taking place on April 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Interndenominational Theological Center(ITC) at 700 Martin Luther King Drive. Come out to join Dr. C. T. Vivian and your community for a free health screening with entertainment and family fun.  There will be information on health programs for every member of your family.

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