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George Duke stopped by Morning Jazz today to talk Jazz-Funk with Morris Baxter.  Duke talks about his music, his roots, and the amazing list of musicians he's worked with over the years, including Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Frank Zappa.

If you're headed to tonight's WCLK 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, here's a chance to give a listen to this morning's conversation in case you missed it.

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

Apr 2, 2013

Of course, every month is Jazz Appreciation Month at WCLK.  But April is officially dubbed so by the Smithsonian Institution.

Many of you will be receiving Jazz Appreciation Month posters as part of your pledge premiums during our recent drive.  You can find out more about the Smithsonian's offical celebration by visiting their site here.

Thanks to all of our new and renewing members who made our Spring 2013 Membership Campaign a huge success.  If your membership includes tickets to our 39th Anniversary Concert Wednesday featuring George Duke and Gerald Albright, you have two options with regards to getting your tickets.

WCLK is the Jazz AND public affairs of the city.  We have been since 1974.  Our current partnership with the Center for Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is designed to increase awareness of prostate cancer, which kills a disproportionate number of African American men.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with the International Television Services will host the second in a series of beta field testings of OVEE, a new social screening platform for watching television  starting April 1.  OVEE is a digital engagement platform which allows Jazz 91.9 to better serve communities by administering live, online screenings of most public broadcasting programs while interacting with participants in real time.

WCLK Joy In The Morning Listeners take note--Support for WCLK programming comes from The American Bible Challenge - returning for its second season March 21 at 9pm eastern on the Game Show Network(GSN). The show pits teams who are playing for charity against one another and includes an entertaining mix of pop culture and questions from the Bible.

Support The Jazz Of The City during our Spring Membership Campaign and you will be automatically entered  for a chance to win our grand prize of a VIP package for two to the upcoming Seabreeze Jazz Festival.  This package includes two tickets to the entire four day event, VIP parking pass and four night accomodations at the Seychelles Beach Resort.

Friend of WCLK Joe Gransden and a combo of friends will appear at Friday Jazz At The High Museum this Friday, March 15.

Nicole Sweeney from The Midday Jazz Swing will be your emcee for a Friday late-afternoon/early evening wind down, beginning at 5:00pm.

Admission is free to High Members and admission to the Museum will get you in for Friday Jazz.

Joe stopped by this afternoon to chat with Nicole about Friday Jazz At The High Museum.

Joe Gransden--

Jay Edwards chatted with playwright and musician Jacqueline Clay Chester on Jazz Tones Saturday.  Ms. Chester's play A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play,  will be performed  at the Southwest Arts Center March 15-17 at 8pm.

Chester's play suggests its plot in the title, with Malcom's ghost appearing in the White House and the conversation that ensues between these two transformative African American leaders.

Ray Cornelius

The Tony Award-Winning Musical Fela! is in performance at Atlanta's Fox Theatre through March 6.  This sight and sound spectacular tells the story of one of the most compelling figures in modern African music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Kuti, who essentially invented Afro-beat, blending jazz, funk, and African music stylings, attempted to live the live of a politically aware artist in the midst of military dictatorship in his native Nigeria.  Fela! tells this amazing story through music and dance.

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