Jazz 91.9 WCLK is Panther proud to join Clark Atlanta University officials, stakeholders and dignitaries at the Georgia State Capitol for CAU DAY during the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session.   We met old friends, and made some new ones.  We even added new Jazz 91.9 WCLK members!   And, added a dose of Jazz preservation to the agenda for the day under the Gold Dome.   Mark Angel called in and talked about the afternoon of activities with Jamal Ahmad during the SOUL of Jazz.

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NEW MUSIC: New Direction by Drummer, Herling Riley

Feb 18, 2016

Crescent City Drummer, Herlin Riley has worked as part of accomplished ensembles with Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis, among others. He plays a mixture of the Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Blues, and Martial Music that have always epitomized the New Orleans beat.  His first release for Mack Avenue is called New Direction and features a number of cuts you can hear on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

NEW MUSIC: Written In The Rocks By Renee Rosnes

Feb 16, 2016

Canadian Jazz Pianist Renee Rosnes is an original member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective who has collaborated with a diverse group of musicians including Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody and Ron Carter.   She's part of Carter's current quartet.   She's just released Written In The Rocks, featuring a quintet that includes vibes, sax-flute, bass and drums. I'll be playing various cuts on Jazz 91.9 WCLK including the title track, in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m.

Join JaQuitta Williams for the February edition of Your Health Connection on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, February 17  at 6:00 p.m.   We will be talking about potentially life-saving transplants involved in cancer treatment, including bone marrow, stem cell   and blood transplants.

Our guest expert is Hematology and Oncology Associate Professor, Dr. Sanjay Jain from the Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as Kalimah Jenkins, a cancer survivor who has experienced transplant therapy.

Feb. 18: Morris Baxter Birthday Bash At Suite

Feb 15, 2016

There are only a few more days until my 50th Birthday Gala at Suite Food Lounge,  375 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 on Thursday, February 18.   The evening will feature a special Grammy award winning surprise guest along with performances by national recording artists; prizes; music by DJ Kemit  and so much more.  

Buy your tickets now so you don't miss out!!!  This is the third annual Morris in the Morning Birthday Celebration.  I look forward to seeing you all there!

Ariane Rousselier

Cyrille Aimee is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter-performer-chanteuse of French  and Dominican ethnic extraction who cannot be neatly pigeonholed. She interprets tunes from Stephen Sondheim to Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser.  Cyrille won the vocal contest at the  Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007 and her singing has been influenced by Gypsy music such as Django Reinhardt. Her recent release is "Let's Get Lost." I will interview Cyrille Aimee on Jazz Tones on Sunday, February 14 in advance of her Saturday, February 20 appearance at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

NEW MUSIC: Jae Sinnett Zero To 60

Feb 12, 2016

Jae Sinnett is a drummer and composer.  His 14 release is called Zero To 60 and features a straight up Jazz quartet featuring tenor sax, acoustic piano and bass along with Sinnett on drums.   Not only is Sinnett a musician worth hearing, he's also a public radio brother, having hosted and produced a Jazz show for over 25 years on NPR Affiliate WHRV in Norfolk-Hampton Roads Virginia.  You can hear cuts from Zero To 60 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.

NEW MUSIC: The Inside Of The Outside

Feb 9, 2016

Saxophonist and Composer, Jeff Coffin has played as a member of Bela Fleck's Flecktones.   Since 2009, he has toured as a member of the Dave Mathews Band.   On The Inside Of The Outside, he plays with Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band, made up entirely of high school musicians.   On this record they are joined by leading soloists including Victor Wooten, Trombone Shorty, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Futureman and others.

Heart To Heart with Dr. Tartt provides the community with healthy solutions for happier relationships. Join us Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. for our February program.  Valentines Day is coming up this weekend.  Is Cupid on your side or are you cursed? Dr. Tartt will be joined by Ebony Steele and they’ll take your calls and questions live at (404) 880 - 9255.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents Shades of Blue with Rivablue, second Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. at Cafe 290.  Rivablue will host an evening of Jazz fused with her musical interludes and feature performances by some of Atlanta's most incredible musicians.  On Wednesday, February 10, Jazz Vocalist Cinnamon Denise will perform.  

Cinnamon Denise stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk about her artistic journey.