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.

Clark Atlanta University 2016 YALI Fellows

Jul 12, 2016

The Local Take on WCLK welcomes this year's Clark Atlanta University Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows to share their experiences with our listeners. We have covered this annual summer forum for three years running. This year I spoke with three dynamic YALI fellows:

New Music: Rhythm And Romance By Kim Waters

Jul 11, 2016

Saxophonist Kim Waters has helped define Smooth Jazz in over 20 years of touring and performing.  We're happy to have him as an Atlanta resident when he's not on tour. His new release on Shanachie is called Rhythm and Romance, and includes interpretations of songs from Janet Jackson, DeBarge and Sam Smith. You can hear cuts from Rhythm and Romance throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  

July 16: Sisters By Choice Pink Ribbon 5k

Jul 7, 2016

Sisters By Choice is an Atlanta, GA grass roots organization designed to help women in the community take control of their health relative to breast cancer. On The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 a.m.,  I'll talk with Dr. Yara Robertson of Sisters By Choice.  She shares with us information about how the organization started as a support group for young cancer survivors and then became so much more. 

NEW MUSIC: Soul Eyes by Kandace Springs

Jul 3, 2016
Mathieu Bitton

Twenty seven year old Nashville born Singer, Songwriter and Pianist, Kandace Springs counts among her influences and, inspirations such performers as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones.  On her Blue Note debut Soul Eyes, Springs charts a course all her own.  The album features her alto vocal range, her own compositions and, a spacious sound that melds both Jazz and her Nashville upbringing.  You can hear cuts from  Soul Eyes on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays from 10:00 p.m.

Happy Fourth of July to all of our Jazz 91.9 WCLK friends, partners and financial supporters. Join us for a special holiday edition of Jazz Tones Sunday, July 3 at 3:00 p.m. as Jay Edwards steps aside and we feature a three hour special program from the United States Air Force Band, Airmen of Note.  Featured guest artists include Stefon Harris, Marvin Stamm & Bill Mays and, Walt Weiskopf.  We hope you enjoy these big band arrangements and take the time to remember those in uniform serving our country.

NEW MUSIC: Do Your Dance by Kenny Garrett

Jul 1, 2016
Mack Avenue Records

Straight-Ahead Jazz fans know that Kenny Garrett is one of the great sax players of his generation. He's been named the Downbeat Reader Poll Alto Jazz Player of the Year NINE times.  On Do Your Dance, his fourth release for Mack Avenue Records, Garrett is joined by Drummers  Ronald Bruner and McLenty Hunter and Percussionist Rudy Bird, Keyboardist Vernell Brown, Jr., and Bassist Corcoran Holt.   Producer Arthur Brown is a one-time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and has been producing Garrett and playing sessions with him since 1990.

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On the Saturday, July 2 edition of The Local Take we  continue our political discussion with Dr. William Boone, Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor.  We were also joined by Attorney Eunice Cho with the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

We start with the recent Supreme Court Decisions.  

Ray Cornelius

Thanks to everyone who joined to support Jazz 91.9 WCLK at our 42nd Anniversary Benefit Concert on June 24, 2016  at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.   Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle and Jonathan Butler brought the memorable music and, WCLK friends, family and partners enjoyed a great night at one of Atlanta's top live music venues.

WCLK's The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus hosts a Men's Community Health Forum Saturday, June 25 from 2pm-6pm at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30345. Join WCLK and our Honorary Host(and Clark Atlanta University Alumnus) Congressman Hank Johnson, along with 100 Black Men, and with representatives from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and the Center For Medicare/Medicaid Services. Health screenings will be provided by Oakhurst Medical, and there will be a blood drive by LifeSouth Community Blood Services.