It’s amazing how much a simple note or gift of encouragement can mean to individuals who are in need. For the second year,Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, encourages individuals to join in on creating personal care packages for Atlanta area homeless women and children during the 2013 United Way Shoebox Project.
Victor Goines is one of Jazz music's most acclaimed and prolific horn players, his work appearing from Lincoln Center to Hollywood soundtracks. He stopped by The Midday Jazz Swing with Gary Motley, who appeared with him at the Emory University Schwartz Center Friday night. They chatted with Nicole Sweeney and caught WCLK listeners up with what they'll be doing at their performance.
Atlanta is a second home for Goines, and tonight's jam session should delight and challenge the serious jazz fans in attendance.
Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle have become an Atlanta favorite in recent years. In advance of his Saturday night performance at Apache Cafe, Jesse called Nicole Sweeney from the road to talk about his records, the performance, and his appreciation of WCLK. Saturday night's performance will be hosted by WCLK's S.O.U.L. of Jazz Host Jamal Ahmad.
For more information on Jesse and his latest release Retro Future, click here.
Jazz 91.9 WCLK - The Jazz of the City - 2013 Spring Membership Campaign takes place on Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 24 with a lot of anticipation and excitement. The membership campaign theme is “Jazz all over, stronger than ever,” which follows WCLK’s recent coverage area increase last Fall. It has reenergized a community of Jazz lovers – some who are now receiving a clearer, stronger signal in their offices, homes and cars and, others who are discovering WCLK for the first time due to its extended reach.
It is important to offer communities easy solutions to protect the environment and, Jazz 91.9 WCLK is thrilled to provide pathways to improve sustainability. For the third year, Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with Clark Atlanta University, the Atlanta University Center Consortium Institutions and Environmental Protection Agency will rally individuals to collect paper products, plastics, cans, cardboard, glass, cell phones and computer monitors for AUC Recyclemania Day. AUC Recyclemania Day takes place on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Jazz 91.9 WCLK - The Jazz of the City – proudly presents its 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Jazz Icons, legendary Keyboardist, George Duke and incomparable Saxophonist Gerald Albright on Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.
Dr. Andrew Jimmerson joined Fonda Smith Saturday morning January 26 for an edition of Woman To Woman on WCLK. Jimmerson's practice, Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions, is Atlanta’s newest plastic surgery practice specializing in the latest techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Jimmerson is a graduate of Morehouse, with a medical degree from Case Western University. He did his residency in plastic surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
Trumpeter Melvin Jones is joining Nicole Sweeney for Friday Jazz At The High Museum Friday, January 18 at 5pm. Jones will be joined by Saxophonist Mace Hibbard, Bassist Marc Miller, Louis Heriveaux on piano, and Marvin Patton on drums.
Jones has played with everyone from TLC to Quincy Jones, Erykah Badu to Stevie Wonder, and most everyone in between. He's a Morehouse graduate and spent time there as Interim Director of Bands and Instrumental Studies. In recent years he has toured with Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family