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Jazz 91.9 WCLK is celebrating April as Jazz Appreciation Month in a big way as we bring Marcus Johnson to Venkman's in Atlanta's Historic Old Fourth Ward, Sunday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Venkman's has announced the menu to be served before the live performance:

PRIX FIXE MENU OFFERINGS:
 Cast Iron Fried Chicken 

    w/ Hot Sauce Honey, Fried Herbs, Pimento Cheese & Shells

Crispy Tofu Salad

     w/ Arugula, Sugar Snap & Parmesan

Smoked Pork Shoulder

     w/ Yellow Grits, Braised Greens & Chow Chow

Atlanta welcomes Spring each year with the Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park, and Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be there Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 to meet and greet our listeners and members.   Come by our booth to find out more about Atlanta's Jazz Station and meet some of the personalities you hear on the air each day.

AUC Robert W Woodruff Library

Start Something: Activism and the Atlanta Student Movement records how students from Atlanta University, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), The Interdenominational Theological Center, Morris Brown College, Morehouse College and Spelman College joined forces to create the Atlanta Student Movement.  These students developed nonviolent boycotts, sit ins, picket lines and, marches that left Atlanta officials with no choice except to desegregate stores and public facilities.

Happy Birthday Billie Holiday

Apr 7, 2016
William Gottlieb/Library of Congress

Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA.   For Billie, music was a part of her life and about her life.  Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her collaborator Lester Young, she failed an audition at Smalls Jazz Club in Harlem as a teenager because she didn't know in which key to sing. "Just pick one," she said.  Her vocal style was unlike any other -- slow, sexual and improvisational. She would not sing a song the same way twice, often changing tempos.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is proud to be a media partner of the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, May 27 - 29 at Piedmont Park.   The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual rite of Spring that takes place over the Memorial Day Weekend.  It is the entertainment gateway to Summer in Atlanta.  The festival features three separate stages of entertainment including local, international and main stage performances.

NEW MUSIC: Wanted by Gregoire Maret

Apr 5, 2016

Swiss-born Harmonica Player Gregoire Maret plays his instrument in a way that has critics comparing him to Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder.  On Wanted, his new release on Sunnyside, he collaborates with a series of notable talents, including Teri Lynne Carrington, who plays drums and co-produced the record.  You can hear cuts featuring Maret's distinctive harp throughout the day, in particular during Serenade To The City, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by our partners at the Tanner Health System West Georgia Jazz Festival, Saturday, April 23 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at The MILL Amphitheater in Historic Downtown Villa Rica.   The event features a full day of live jazz performances including Madman Brass Band, The 4 Korners, Gloria Banister, the 24K Band and more.   Food and beverages will be available on site, coolers or outside food and beverages are not permitted.  Admission is free. We'll see you in Villa Rica on April 23!

Freddy Cole Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Apr 1, 2016

The Legendary Vocalist and Pianist Freddy Cole has a  new release He Was The King, featuring the music of his brother Nat King Cole.  Two songs that Nat never sang, It's Easy To Remember But So Hard To Forget, and He was The King are featured and intended as testimonials to his big brother.  This new release is evidence that  the voice of Freddy Cole continues to transcend time and entertain a global audience. I'll interview Freddy Cole live on Jazz Tones this Sunday, April 3 on Jazz Tones, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Saturday morning, April 2 at 7:00 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll feature a discussion with Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone and Historian Hermina Glass-Hill.

Than you to everyone for your support of Jazz 91.9 WCLK during our recent Spring Membership Campaign.   Your support keeps Jazz public radio alive in Atlanta and around the globe via WCLK.com.

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