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Pianist Benito Gonzalez has been on the Jazz radar globally since winning the 2005 Great American Jazz Piano Competition.  Over the years Benito has accompanied: Curtis Fuller, Pharaoh Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Christian McBride, Ignacio Berroa, Roy Hargrove, Rene McLean, Steve Turre, Hamiet Bluiett, Antonio Sanchez, T.K. Blue, Nicholas Payton and Jackie Mclean. 

This week on The Local Take on WCLK I talk with Fayron Epps, PhD., RN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Georgia State University.  Our topic is dementia. She explains that dementia is an umbrella term that includes a plethora of unique diagnoses. As with other diseases, the African-American community suffers disproportionately to the general population.

The Jazz 91.9 WCLK 44th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert will feature Jazz Vocalist, Bobby McFerrin on Friday, November 30, 8:00 PM at Atlanta Symphony Hall.   Reserve your seats for this great evening of Jazz by clicking here.  McFerrin rose to mainstream popularity thanks to hit his hit song – Don’t Worry, Be Happy.  He is a 10 time GRAMMY Award winner who has also worked in collaboration with: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea ,and Cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Atlanta Business League (ABL), presenting the 40th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This annual event recognizes local CEOs for outstanding participation in minority vendor development and community involvement.

This month for The Local Take I speak with Ryan Kilgore, Clark Atlanta University alumnus and founder of the Kilgore Music Foundation.  Each year the foundation promotes a month long instrument drive to provide students in our community with instruments that they can use for school and community band programs.

Ryan Kilgore shares how the foundation came into being and why it is so important to expose our children to music. He mentions that because he played the saxophone he has visited every continent except Antarctica and stuck his foot in almost every ocean on the planet. 

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