Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I will interview Brandi Disterheft, a contrabassist and vocalist who sings in French and English.  Disterheft was lauded by the late Oscar Peterson, who said "she is what we call serious." A Canadian who has captivated audiences globally and has played Carnegie Hall, Brandi began performing in her teens with her mother, a pianist and Hammond B-3  organist from Chicago.  

February 10 - 11: Emory Jazz Fest

Feb 7, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is supported in part by the 2017 Emory Jazz Fest, returning February 10 and 11 with two nights of Jazz and a slate of public educational workshops.   Friday, February 10, Saxophonist Teodross Avery brings his soulful sound along with the Gary Motley Trio.  Saturday, February 11, the Emory Big Band closes out the festival with an evening of Jazz Favorites.  More information is available at arts.emory.edu

WCLK Small Business Member: Bumps Cookies

Feb 7, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Fran The Cookie Lady and Bumps Cookies, a proud WCLK Small Business Member.  Bumps Cookies are handmade and available in several varieties including Extra Love Chocolate. Cookies are available for all holidays, special events and all year long. Valentine's Day is coming. What better way to show your love than fresh cookies from Bumps Cookies? More information is available at 404-732-7889 or online here.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.  New this year are 40 Days of Jazz (an expansion of the traditional 31 days), a Jazz Appreciation Month concert at Chastain Park and the February 11 benefit concert—Put on Your Red Dress, Baby: An Evening of Jazz & Romance featuring Vincent Ingala. Ingala, best known for his award-winning saxophone skills is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer.

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Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by PNC Bank, celebrating Atlanta's African American Business Leaders.  In September 1895, Booker T. Washington spoke at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. His “Atlanta Compromise” address was one of the most influential speeches in American history. Though organizers worried that the public was not prepared for such an advanced step, they wished to impress Northern visitors with evidence of racial progress in the South, so they invited an African American speaker.