Sony Pictures Classics

Frank Zappa’s contribution to the world of Jazz is immense. It was through Frank Zappa that the world discovered Pianist George Duke, Violinist Jean Luc Ponty and Saxophonist Ian Underwood among others. In conjunction with Sony Pictures Classics movie release of Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, we'll take a longer look at his lasting legacy during  Serenade To The City on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 a.m.   The showcase will also include commentary from Zappa's many collaborators about his cultural impact.

Trey Anthony

'da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony is onstage at Atlanta's Horizon Theatre Company through August 28. This is a play about black women and their experiences with hair that speak to a much larger audience. Playwright Trey Anthony stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Kiplyn Primus about it on The Local Take.

 Join Jazz 91.9  for Wednesday WindDown Centennial Olympic Park concert on  July 27 at 5:30 p.m. as we feature artists we love and you listen to on WCLK -- Keyboardist Justin C. Gilbert and Vocalist Latrese Bush.   Admission is just $5.00. So sit out the traffic jam and enjoy the Jazz jam with your friends at Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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New Music: Clockwork By Victor Gould

Jul 20, 2016
Fresh Sounds Records

Up and coming Pianist Victor Gould did his time at Berklee and the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.  He's worked as sideman with such straight-ahead figures as Wallace Roney, Ralph Peterson, Donald Harrison, Louis Hayes and others.  On his debut record on Fresh Sounds Records, Clockwork, Gould plays with a combo including flute, violin, viola and cello, along with standard bass-dum-horn configurations. All cuts on the album are Gould's compositions except for a cover of Wayne Shorter's The Return.

Jamal Ahmad Talks With Sheila E While In Atlanta

Jul 19, 2016
Ray Cornelius

Sheila E. has been very prominent in the world of media after the passing of her dear friend, Prince Rogers Nelson.  She took it to the stage and gave the world an awe-inspiring tribute to him on the 2016 BET Awards, showing us all that she's more relevant than ever.   I was so honored to be able to speak to her on The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz proceeding her appearance at the Atlanta Funk Festival.   She spoke of her upbringing in Oakland, California, growing up in an immensely talented musical family and the influence from her mentor, Prince.


JaQuitta Williams is your host for Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Wednesday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m.   This month we take a look back a the work done over the past year by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University.  JaQuitta's guests will include CCRTD Senior Research Research Scientist and Community Outreach Director, Dr. Kimberly Davis; CCRTD Associate Research Director, Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah; and, Doctoral Student, Mawiya Kimbrough-Allah.

New Music: True Stories By The Rippingtons

Jul 16, 2016

Russ Freeman's band The Rippingtons has been defining and crossing musical boundries in Jazz since their founding in 1985.   Jazz 91.9 WCLK has featured the music of  The Rippingtons nearly every step of the way.   We are featuring their new release on Peak called True Stories. You can hear cuts from True Stories at various times during the day on WCLK in particular 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 Wade Ford Concert Series presenting Smooth Summer Nights on Saturday, July 16, 6:00 p.m. at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre.  The Smooth Summer Nights concert will feature performances by:  Kim Waters, Ben Tankard, Brian Simpson, Eric Darius and Steve Cole.  The show will be hosted by WCLK's Morris Baxter.  Ticket information is available here.

Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take, I speak with the newly appointed Rainbow PUSH Executive Director for the Southern Region, Calvin Vismale. 

Vismale, a graduate of Morehouse College, shares with us his family background and the history of Rainbow PUSH, the beginning of which was created in 1971 by Rev. Jessie Jackson.  Vismale has a finance background and previously worked with Merrill Lynch and Lehman Bros.  He shares his thoughts on why this makes him an excellent person to lead the organization at this time.

Support  for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from the High Museum of Art, featuring Friday Jazz, July 15 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., featuring Trumpeter and Vocalist, Joe Gransden.   Attendees will also be able to check out the High Museum exhibitions on view: The Rise of Sneaker Culture and Walker Evans: Depth of Field.   Friday Jazz At The High will be hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad.  If you would like to join us, click here for ticket information.