New Music: This is Soul By Doc Powell

Oct 31, 2016

Doc Powell is a guitarist who has established a playing sound of his own as well as chops as a composer in a career stretching over 25 years.  Powell has worked with such diverse musicians like Wilson Pickett, Kirk Franklin, Luther Vandross, Prince and Patrice Rushen. His latest release on DPR Music Group, This Is Soul, features eleven tasty Smooth Jazz guitar cuts. You can hear songs from This Is Soul on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from JuPa Jazz Productions presenting a Soul Explosion with Loose Ends, featuring Jane Eugene, Con Funk Shun, Chantae Cann, The Dangerfeel Newbies, Jon Parks and more. This event takes place Saturday, October 29 at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, doors open at 5:00 p.m., showtime is 6:00 p.m. Welcome in the Fall Season with a night 'o Funk at one of the great outdoor venues in Greater Atlanta.

Incognito featuring Maysa, along with Deborah Bond, stopped by Morning Jazz today to talk about their performance tonight at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. We also touched on the music business, the creative process, and Bluey's tips for getting work done in the studio. Tickets are still available for tonight's performance. Click here for ticket information.

New Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 24, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

Attention WCLK Members: All of us will eventually carry a credit or debit card with the new security chip. Did you know that when you receive your new card, your monthly sustaining donation to WCLK is automatically interrupted? That’s why we need you to contact us to re-authorize your monthly donation and keep your support of Jazz 91.9 WCLK going! Remember: if you have the chip and you haven’t re-authorized your donation, please call Joi John in Member Services today at 404-880-8280. And thanks for your generosity!

October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival

Oct 21, 2016

The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park.   I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite.

Thanks to everyone for the love and support you've shown WCLK during our Fall Jazz-A-Thon. If you missed the opportunity to call in during the drive, it's not too late! Click on the donation button above or right here and make your financial donation to Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Your Health Connection returns to WCLK Wednesday evening, October 19 at 6pm for a live discussion about supportive services for breast cancer survivors. Pattie Walden is your host, and she will be joined by Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, who specializes in reconstructive surgery. We're also joined by breast cancer survivors Jeanette Ross and Alana Hickman. We'll take your calls and questions, live. Your Health Connection is community engagement from the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Lenna Davis Photography

WCLK congratulates our General Manager Wendy Williams, who has been selected as one of Atlanta's Top 100 Women of Influence and is honored today by the Atlanta Business League at their 32nd Annual Super Tuesday Event. Well Deserved, Wendy.

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.