Nov. 22: CAU Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

Nov 12, 2015
Horace Henry

Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of James Hardy Patterson presents its Fall concert on Sunday, November 22 at Davage Auditorium on the CAU Campus. The concert is open to the public  and will include a tribute to American Jazz Alto Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, and Bandleader, Benny Carter.   Additional information is available at (404) 880-8211.   WCLK supports great Jazz!

Bob James Talks Career, Fourplay, WCLK Benefit Show

Nov 11, 2015

Bob James has been a force in Smooth Jazz music since his days playing for Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr., Earl Klugh and David Sanborn.   He's held down keyboards in Fourplay from the very beginning.   In advance of tomorrow night's performance for Jazz 91.9 WCLK at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre he called in to talk about it all with Jamal Ahmad on the SOUL of Jazz.

It's not too late to purchase your tickets to Thursday night's concert. Click here for more info.

Congratulations to Jazz 91.9 WCLK Member, Charles Sheppard, our grand prize winner of the WCLK Fall Membership Campaign Barbados Giveaway.   Everyone who made a pledge in our 2015 Fall Membership Campaign was eligible to win, as were existing WCLK Sustaining Members.


Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station, hosted an advanced screening of the Jeff Lieberman documentary, The Amazing Nina Simone, on November 4, 2015 at the historic Plaza Theatre in Midtown. The private event was a fundraiser for Jazz 91.9, a National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate station.  The evening was hosted by WCLK Announcer,  Debb Moore of Jazz at Sundown and the Sunday Jazz Suite.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will present an evening of Jazz that will include  performances by Dianne Reeves on Thursday, November 12, 8:00p.m. at Cobb Energy  Centre.    During Midday Jazz , I speak with Dianne about her craft and performance for Jazz 91.9, Atlanta's Jazz Public Radio Station.

The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  is  committed to an ongoing discussion about criminal justice reform in the communities we serve.   This week I speak with event founder Sharon C. Turner and Valencia Miller with the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-Entry about the Seventh Annual Home for Good Forum and Job Fair.   The event takes place on Thursday, November 12 at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  WCLK is pleased to have a partnership with BronzeLens.   Artistic Director, Deidre McDonald speaks with The Local Take on Saturday morning, October 31 at 7:00 a.m. about the Sixth Annual BronzeLens Festival.  

We talk about the concept behind the Festival and the growth that has coincided with Atlanta's burgeoning film industry.  BronzeLens happens at various venues around Atlanta.   Registration opens on Wednesday, November 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, located in downtown Atlanta.  

Shenequa Crockett

Rev. Jackson stopped by Jazz 91.9 to talk with Morris Baxter during Morning Jazz .   He was joined by Rainbow PUSH, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Attorney Janice Mathis.  

Reverend Jesse Jackson  is in Atlanta for the 16th Annual Rainbow PUSH Creating Opportunity Conference on Friday, October 30 and a Financial Empowerment Series event on Saturday, October 31.   Both events take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.   Below are highlights from the interview: 

Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s Jazz Station, will  present the jazziest musical experience of the season, an evening of Jazz featuring the incomparable, super group Fourplay and multi Grammy Award winning vocalist Diane Reeves on Thursday, November 12, 8:00 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. 

Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is community engagement from the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University, featuring veteran Atlanta Journalist (and cancer survivor), JaQuitta Williams, as your host.  Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. as we discuss the issues surrounding fertility and surviving cancer.   Can you still have children after cancer?   How can various therapies designed to defeat the disease impact you or your loved ones' ability to conceive a healthy child?