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December 17: Mayor's Masked Ball In Support Of UNCF

Dec 15, 2016

I spoke with Justine Boyd and Warren Hawkins representing the United Negro College Fund.  

Ms. Boyd shares with us the mission of UNCF using their famous slogan "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste."  She reminds us that research proves that education makes the biggest difference in your earning potential. She speaks to education changing not only the recipient, but the entire family. 

Saturday, December 17,  7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I'll talk with Carol Crumby and Ella Davis, dedicated community leaders with the South Dekalb Improvement Association. 

This non-profit organization was created for the purpose of serving as a voice for the citizens of unincorporated DeKalb County about topics that affect the quality of and are common to life across the region. The organization is broken down into sections and Ms. Davis and Crumby represent the Education Section.

Holiday Music On WCLK: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas

Dec 12, 2016
Okeh Records

Kurt Elling is one of the very best Jazz vocalists of his generation, and you've heard his songs on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK since he began recording for Blue Note 20 years ago. He has now released Kurt Elling Sings Christmas on Okeh Records. These songs lean heavily on spiritual favorites we can all remember from childhood.  You can hear cuts from Kurt Elling Sings Christmas throughout the day on WCLK between now the rest of the year in particular during Serenade To The City, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Join me Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for a special 'foodie' edition of The Local Take.   Among others, I'll talk with with Dr. Stephanie Evans, chair, Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies and History at Clark Atlanta University.  We will talk about her take on soup.

Join me on Jazz Tones on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK Sunday, December 11 at  3:00 PM.  I will feature the  music of Brian Lynch.  Brian Lynch grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Nicolet High School; and, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He apprenticed with Buddy Montgomery and Organist Melvin Rhyne.  He also worked with alto master Charles McPherson.   Lynch moved to New York in 1981 and recorded and performed with Kirchner's nonet.  He was also a member of Horace Silver"s Quintet ( 1982- 1985 ) and the  Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra  ( 1982 -!988 ).

Support for WCLK programming comes from the High Museum of Art, presenting Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett. This exhibition features more than 50 works by Lockett, including paintings and sculptures made from salvaged materials. Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett is on view now through January 8. Exhibition and ticket information is available at high.org.

Eidolon

Soulful Swedish Vocalist, Andreas Aleman brings Christmas Music to Jazz 91.9 WCLK along the lines of classic Otis Redding, Lou Rawls or Michael McDonald. We're playing cuts from his record Home For Christmas on Eidolon Records to help get you into the holiday mood in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

While APD has a better reputation in the community than many forces across the country, a vigilant public must still 'watch the watchmen.' Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK, I'll talk with  Lee Reid of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board and Jasmine Guy about the ACRB's launch of the "Nobody Needs to Know Campaign" allowing citizens to anonymously lodge complaints or concerns about police officers that they encounter or observe.

Dave Koz is bringing his annual "Christmas Tour" to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Center tonight at 8 p.m. The show features the award winning-jazz saxophonist along with special guests jazz guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Butler, R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore and legendary singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson. Check out what he had to say about the highly anticipated production as well as his new music projects and more.

Baltimore native classic jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut brings his lithe technical skill and robust soulful style to The Velvet Note in Alpharetta Friday, December 2nd. Chestnut’s deep gospel roots and his love of swinging hard bop makes him one of the most incredible jazz pianist on the scene today. He’s honed his craft working with a number of amazing musicians like Jon Hendricks, the legendary Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison.

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