New St. Germain!

Dec 3, 2015

Ludovic Navarre is St. Germain, one of modern music's great mixers of sound, creating dance and Jazz tracks that have enthralled listeners since 1995. Self titled release St. Germain is the first release since Tourist in 2000.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK has always played St. Germain as part of our mix, and we're happy to feature tracks from St. Germain, which includes a heavy dose of Sub-Saharan African stylings. Listen for it on Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 am.

Support for  Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, presenting the 54th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This event recognizes and celebrates long-standing corporate citizenship, civic engagement and academic achievement.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Congressman Hank Johnson are among the honorees.

The holidays are a special time on 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. We play old favorites and new takes of the Christmas music beloved by Jazz heads everywhere. I'll be featuring cuts off of the new release Big Band Holidays, featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, which features guests including Rene Marie and Gregory Porter. Hear it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 and especially with me on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday, 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Emmy Award-Winning Composer Laura Karpman uses Langston Hughes' epic 1961 poem Ask Your Mama as the theme on Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz. She uses a contemporary who's who of vocalists and instrumentalists to weave different genres together in a tour de force dedicated to this protean poet, social activist, novelist and playwright.

Have A Jazzy Thanksgiving From All of Us At WCLK

Nov 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our WCLK members, partners and listeners. We have much to be thankful for this year, in particular all of you who made pledges during our campaigns, attended our benefit concerts, or supported WCLK as a strategic partner or underwriter. We couldn't keep great jazz music on the air and online without you. Thanks!

I spoke with three of Atlanta's most dynamic entrepreneurs on The Local Take.  The November 21 edition of The Local Take highlights the support and partnership between Jazz 91.9 WCLK and  the Atlanta Business League.

This month the Atlanta Business League inducted three entrepreneurs into their Hall of Fame.   Inductees include:   Daryll Griffin of Accolades; Ira Jackson of Perfect Image Printing; and, Simon Robinson of Simon Sign Systems.   All of these businesses have stood the test of time and celebrate 25 years of business success this year. 

Arturo Sandoval Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Nov 21, 2015

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK ,  Saturday,  November 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.    I'm joined by Arturo Sandoval.   Sandoval was born in Cuba and is now a citizen of the United States.  

Sandoval has won 10 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 19 times.  He has received six Billboard Awards and an Emmy.   He is a 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient.   Sandoval is one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of Jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

WCLK Partners With GCC On Business News

Nov 20, 2015

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is proud to partner with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce (GCC) to provide regular updates about Georgia business developments and opportunities.   The messaging will air on Fridays and will be available online at WCLK.com beginning November 20.  

Their birth names were Atiba, Binta, Hassan...we never knew them.   Yet they intimate their innermost thoughts, fears, yearnings and regrets in Clark Atlanta University Faculty,  Author, Daniel Black's fifth and newest novel, The Coming  (St. Martin's Press, 2015).   This soul-shaking book is so powerful that leaders, clergy and academics nationwide are praising it as a crucial Sankofa moment: an opportunity to learn from the past lessons that must inform the future.

WCLK Family & Friends Night At The Urban Nutcracker

Nov 17, 2015

Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Ballethnic Dance Company as it culminates 25 years of excellence in the metro Atlanta arts community with its 22nd annual presentation of its acclaimed "Urban Nutcracker."   The performance runs November 19-22 at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell.   All WCLK members and friends can enjoy this imaginative full-length ballet with an ethnic twist at a special reduced price on WCLK Family & Friends Night, Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.