The Jazz of The City provides two hours of the very best of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival to help wind down your 4th of July celebration--dig into Sonny Rollins, Steve Wilson, Brian Lynch, Jerry Gonzalez, Marcus Belgrave, Harvey Thompson, Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Fred Hersch, Poncho Sanchez Cecile McLorin Salvant, Donald Harrison and yes, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

He's coming back!  Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents Classic.Cool.Smooth. Benefit Concert featuring Jazz Singer Gregory Porter on Saturday, September 28, 7:30 PM at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.  On the back of last year’s sold out concert, Jazz 91.9 WCLK will host Porter in Atlanta for an evening of shear musical mastery.  Porter will return with new music from his soon to be released album, Liquid Spirit

For over 50 years, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has brought life to the sounds of New Orleans.  In this one hour special, airing on WCLK at 9pm Thursday, July 4, you'll hear about the band, life in New Orleans and the new music from the group's new record That's It  from members Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriell and Rickie Money.

You can support WCLK if you buy the new Preservation Hall Jazz Band record That's It by clicking here

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West take on the issues of the week each Saturday morning at 9am on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  Meaningful conversation about politics, art, and activism fill the program each week.  Join us right after The Tavis Smiley and just before Saturday's Best Jazz and put down your preconceived notions with Smiley And West, exclusively in ATL on WCLK.

To listen on demand to past shows or see what Dr. West is up to lately, click here.

Nicole Sweeney from The Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK is your host as Friday Jazz At The High for June presents the Takana Miyamoto Trio and Russell Gunn, 5p-10p Friday at Atlanta's amazing High Museum.

Takana Miyamoto is a multi award-winning, internationally acclaimed concert pianist, composer and music producer. She bases herself in USA and Japan, and has traveled and performed in 25 countries worldwide including North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK is the NPR Jazz of The City.  Join us Sunday at 7pm when Kenny Barron and Dave Holland provide an amazing jazz soundtrack as you wind down your weekend.  Dee Dee Bridgewater is your host of this great program produced in part by our friends at WBGO.

More on JazzSet here.

More on Kenny Barron here.

You can hear Serenade To The City Monday through Friday nights from 10p until 2a, featuring ATL's evening jazz soundtrack.  Host Aaron Cohen this week is featuring cuts from the new RPM/Columbia/Legacy release Bennett and Brubeck, The White House Sessions: Live 1962.  This release is a snapshot, a snowglobe capturing a time of Camelot, a time teetering on change between old and new ways.

Read more about the record here.

Time Is Ours To Use--Get Your Morris Motivation

May 29, 2013

Success is always earned the hard way, by putting in time.  Having trouble reaching your goals?  Put in some more time.  Get your Morris Motivations, each morning at 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45.  Only from Morris In The Morning, right here on Jazz 91.9 FM The Jazz Of The City.

Jonathan Butler Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

May 18, 2013

Jonathan Butler is in town May 22 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center as part of the Jazz Roots Series, performing with David Sanborn.  The South African guitar and vocal artist is known across the globe for his music and his spirituality.

Jay Edwards will talk with Butler about his music, his influences, and what fans and newbies alike can expect at the May 22 performance.

WCLK as we kick off June as Black Music Month with a special live performance of Cinnamon Tree by Esperanza Spalding.  This performance of Cinnamon Tree comes from Esperanza's return to the Austin City Limits program on PBS. Esperanza's performance can be viewed via Ovee on May 31 at 1:15pm EDT, and will be moderated by Nicole Sweeney from the Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK. Ovee is the new social screening platform that allows you to participate in a group, watching and discussing your favorite PBS and public television programs.