WCLK Salutes Our Veterans

Nov 11, 2017
Georgia Army National Guard photo by Capt. William Carraway

WCLK wishes health, happiness and offers our grateful thanks to all veterans who have served America at home and abroad. Thanks to you and your families for the sacrifices you have made for the rest of us. And special thanks to our Georgia Guard members making a difference on the home front, particularly during recent devastating weather events. A number of restaurants across America are offering free meals or food items to veterans today for Veterans Day.

Join me on Jazz  Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday November 12, from 3- 7 pm. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant about her recent release Dreams and Daggers(Mack Avenue). The release features Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on double bass, Lawrence Leathers on drums, Catalyst Quartet on strings, and Sullivan Fortner piano. This is Salvant's third album and it shows her developing curosity for the history of  American music and the connections between jazz and other genres.

November 9: Suite Jazz Series Presents Karen Briggs

Nov 8, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.  Jazz Violinist Karen Briggs has played for over a decade with Yanni, and has worked with Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Dave Grusin and others. 

You've heard her music on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK. The Suite Jazz Series Presents Karen Briggs, one performance -one night only, Thursday, November 9.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.  More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

New Music: Intangible By Patrick Bradley

Nov 6, 2017

L.A. based Keyboardist Patrick Bradley has just released his third successive solo project in collaboration with Guitarist (and friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK), Jeff Lorber.   Intangible, on his own Song Factory label, features horn solos from Andrew Carney, a guest appearance by Guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr., Jimmy Haslip on bass and Gary Novak on drums. You can hear cuts from Intangible at various times during the day on Jazz 91.9, in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   

This week on The Local Take I speak with Lee Reid, Executive Director and Myola Smith, Project Manager at the Atlanta Citizens Review Board(ACRB).

Mr. Reid explains that the ACRB is an independent organization that works with both citizens and the Atlanta Police Department. The last time we spoke with the ACRB it was to launch their anonymous tip line.  Mr. Reid provides an updates and encourages citizens to use this option if needed.