WCLK

Jazz 91.9  WCLK is seeking volunteers from all listeners, current members and community organizations to come spend a few hours with your favorite WCLK on-air personalities during our Summer 2016 Jazz-A-Thon, June 10 - 19.   If you would like to volunteer to help keep public radio Jazz alive, please call Joi John at (404) 880 - 8280 or email her by clicking here.

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Russell Patterson from AID Atlanta. We discuss the recent reports that HIV and AIDS is in full blown epidemic in Atlanta.  

Ray Cornelius

Thank to the ‪#‎SteelCityJazzFestival‬.   I had a great time with my ‪#‎Jazz‬ 91.9 ‪#‎WCLK‬ family  and all our members who rode with us on the Steel City Express to Birmingham, AL on June 4.  Thanks to Ray Cornelius for the great photography.  Great performances by Janel Bush @athenarenee1 ‪#‎RickBraun‬ ‪#‎KirkWhalum‬ ‪#‎NormanBrown‬ ‪#‎Maysa‬ ‪#‎Maze‬ ‪#‎FrankieBeverly‬ ‪#Birmingham ‪#Alabama

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Dr. John Wayne Wilson about mental health.   Dr. Wilson is a licensed professional counselor who operates Completely Psyched, a Decatur, GA  mental health practice.  He will also participate in the upcoming Local Take Men's Community Health Forum on Saturday, June 25 at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 from 2:00 p.m. until  6:00 p.m.

Join me for Second Wednesday Jazz at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs on June 8, 7:00 p.m. as I'm joined by #baSSus, featuring Cellist-Composer Arpenik and Bassoonist, Singer, Composer Cinnamon Denise.  We'll feature some famous songs rearranged.  Cafe 290 is located at 290 Hilderbrand Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30328.

New Music: Convergence By Warren Wolf

Jun 5, 2016
Mack Avenue Records

For a follow-up to his superb sophomore release Wolfgang, rising star Vibraphonist/Composer Warren Wolf finds himself alongside some of the biggest names in modern Jazz for Convergence, his third recording for Mack Avenue Records.   Along with Bassist Christian McBride, the rhythm section is rounded out by master Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts and esteemed Pianist Brad Mehldau.   Legendary Guitarist John Scofield is a featured soloist on two tracks.   Jazz 91.9 WCLK is playing cuts from Convergence throughout the day in particular  during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

Robert Drozd

Jazz 91.9 WCLK has played Jeff Lorber's music for as long as Jeff Lorber has played and performed using Yamaha instruments - for over 30 years.   Lorber will be introducing the new standard in Yamaha synthesizers, The Montage, at clinics in Atlanta area Ken Stanton Music locations, Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2.   Yamaha Product Specialist, Tony Escueta will also be on hand at each event to answer questions about the new Montage.

Steel City Jazz Festival 2016 is upon us, three days of amazing music in Linn Park in Birmingham, AL.  The performance line up will include a list of artists you hear all the time on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.

Mark Angel, host, Saturday Afternoon Jazz is conductor on the WCLK Steel City Express, taking a group of Jazz 91.9 WCLK supporters to experience the festival on Saturday, June 4. One of Saturday's featured artists is Maysa Leak.   Maysa took time out to talk about her upcoming Steel City performance with Rivablue.  Listen to the interview by clicking the play icon below:

Keith Foster

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Jazz 91.9 WCLK tent at the 39th Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day weekend.  We saw old friends and made new ones.   Great job by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs,  public safety officials and volunteers;  and, some great sets of music throughout Piedmont Park.  Stay with Jazz 91.9 WCLK throughout the year to hear the artists you got to know better at the Atlanta Jazz Festival.  It's always 31 Days of Jazz at Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Savvy Atlanta Jazz fans are looking forward to the sharp rhythm instincts and engaging vocals of Eugenie Jones at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Main Stage on Sunday May 29,  3:00 PM.  Jones is a West Virginia native now based in Seattle, WA.   She's a vocalist and songwriter who is a latecomer to the Jazz scene. She is an Earshot Jazz Golden Year Award-winner.  Eugenie's first release Black Lace Blue Tears was "full of  passion and raw emotion" as stated by Critical Jazz.

Pages