Philadelphia's own Kenny Barron is a pianist, composer and 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.   He has a new record out on Impulse! called Book Of Intuition.  You can hear cuts from it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:oo p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   Barron's current trio includes Kiyoshi Kitigawa on double bass and Johnathan Blake on drums.

Boyd Lewis

On the Saturday, March 12 edition of The Local Take we speak with the folks who were there at the beginning, 42 years ago, who helped to launch Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Al Goggins, a student, actually began working on WCLK in 1973.  He explains how his position as a producer at the station put him, a freshman, in charge of upper classmen.   Donrita Hines speaks to the programming on her show and the playlist that still airs today on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Logan Kearse explains that he wasn't a communications major but was recruited to WCLK.

Join Ron St. James and support Jazz 91.9 WCLK during Signature Serenade, this evening, March 10 at 7:00 p.m..  Ron will co host with Debb Moore between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as part of our Spring Membership Campaign. Ron St. James is co-owner of live music venue St. James Live. For more information on St. James Live, click here.

Join Craig Garrett and support Jazz 91.9 WCLK during Signature Serenade, this evening, March 9 at 7:00 p.m..  Craig will co host with Debb Moore between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as part of our Spring Membership Campaign.

Sam Burston

Thanks to Artist Sam Burston for the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 2016 commemorative membership drive T-Shirt design, pictured here.   Anyone either becoming a new or renewing WCLK Member at the $91.90 Level or above will qualify for this beautiful new shirt.  

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Join Dr. Alduan Tartt Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. on 91.9 WCLK for the March edition of Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt.   He and his guests will talk about the ‘business’ of relationships.   Why do men tend to isolate from one another instead of asking for help in business and life?   Why do women compete with each other instead of cooperating?

NEW MUSIC: Blue Monday By Letizia Gambi

Mar 7, 2016

Letizia Gambi is a Napolese Jazz vocalist who has picked up a series of major fans over recent years, including Sting and legendary Drummer Lenny White (Return To Forever), who has collaborated with her on two records, the latest of which is called Blue Monday.  Blue Monday  includes White and legendary Bassist Ron Carter. The songs are the record include originals and Jazz classics from the likes of Miles Davis, as well as Jazz standards like Sweet Georgia Brown and But Not For Me.

Snarky Puppy, fresh from winning the  GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Instrumental for the Silva EP, is out with Family Dinner Volume Two, a long live set that includes guests as diverse as Salif Keita and David Crosby.  They also work out with New Orleans musicians including Terrence Blanchard, Ivan Neville and Jason Marsalis, among others. This music also exists as a documentary film of the performances by the same name.

NPR Music

Dallas, Texas' own Snarky Puppy continues to garner Grammy Awards and accolades, playing a series of shows and collaborating with artists as interesting and diverse as Metropole Orkest and David Crosby. Before they head to Atlanta to play the Tabernacle April 30, they will be featured this weekend on NPR's Jazz Night In America, hosted by Christian McBride. Jazz Night In America airs Sunday nights at 7pm on WCLK. The performance on the show features the band live at the home venue, The Door in Dallas.