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New Music: Zigzagger By Takuya Kuroda

Oct 17, 2016

If you are looking to hear the spirit of Miles Davis on a Contemporary Jazz record, I recommend you take a listen to Takuya Kuroda's new release on Concord, Zigzagger. Kuroda plays with a wide combination of players and, textures in a way that is satisfying and challenging at the same time.  He even joins up with Brooklyn Afro-beat Stylists, Antibalas for "Think Twice."  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring cuts from Zigzagger at various times throughout the day, including on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  

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Oliver Jones is the second most famous Canadian Jazz keyboardist, behind the legendary Oscar Peterson. Most Jazz fans don't know his name, but he has carved out an enduring international Jazz reputation while remaining a tireless advocate for Canadian Jazz.   Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride from NPR Music will feature the Oliver Jones Trio live from this year's Montreal Jazz Festival. It was his farewell live performance.

Let me thank everybody that took the time to call in on last Sunday to making sure that the gospel programming was represented during the Fall 2016 WCLK Jazz-a-thon Gospel-a-thon. Well, today is the very last day for all our my friends and Joy In The Morning listeners that were not able to make your contributions on last Sunday.  Help me and so make others that have already planted a seed to make sure that "Joy In The Morning" continues to be a main part of the WCLK lineup.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is a public radio station, supported by our member-listeners. If you're not a member yet, please become one during our Fall Jazz-A-Thon. Just call 404-880-8807 or click here to donate online safely and securely. We have some great thank you gifts, and you will help keep one of Atlanta's great cultural resources on the air.

October 21: ITC Second Annual Global Transformers Gala

Oct 15, 2016

The October 15 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK I caught up with Atlanta's renowned Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).  ITC presents its Second Annual Global Transformers Gala on Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  The theme this year is Women of Power, Faith and Action. 

During The Local Take,  I speak with Cynthia Cherrey about the International Leadership Association's (ILA) annual conference being held in Atlanta, November 2 - 5. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by The Atlanta Business League, presenting the 32nd Annual Super Tuesday Conference on Tuesday, October 11 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Events include the Super Tuesday Awards Luncheon honoring 15 women entrepreneurs. ABL's Woman of The Year For Outstanding Achievement will be revealed. This is an excellent networking opportunity for existing and new ABL members. Click here for information on how you can attend this event.

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Hello Atlanta. I want to take a moment to invite you to tune in Sunday Morning to Joy In The Morning on WCLK. This is my first opportunity for Fall 2016 to do my part in helping to raise funds for Atlanta’s favorite gospel music radio station. I'll be joined in studio by Fonda Smith, as well as our volunteers ready to take your phone calls.

Clark Atlanta University President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson stopped by the SOUL of Jazz during WCLK's Fall Jazz-A-Thon to talk with Jamal Ahmad  about his love of Jazz and his vision for CAU.  Dr. Johnson is officially inaugurated as the fourth President of CAU on Saturday, October 8.  Festivities include a series of events and symposia.   For information on those events, click here.

New Music: New York Rhapsody By Lang Lang

Oct 3, 2016

With his new album New York Rhapsody on Sony Classical, Lang Lang pays homage to the great city of New York .  Lang Lang also pays homage to the music it has inspired such as all-time classic ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ plus wonderful songs like ‘Empire State of Mind,’ 'Tonight'  and ‘New York Minute.’   Joining Lang Lang on the album are guest artists:   Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Lindsey Stirling and Madeleine Peyroux, to name a few.

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