Freddy Cole Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Apr 1, 2016

The Legendary Vocalist and Pianist Freddy Cole has a  new release He Was The King, featuring the music of his brother Nat King Cole.  Two songs that Nat never sang, It's Easy To Remember But So Hard To Forget, and He was The King are featured and intended as testimonials to his big brother.  This new release is evidence that  the voice of Freddy Cole continues to transcend time and entertain a global audience. I'll interview Freddy Cole live on Jazz Tones this Sunday, April 3 on Jazz Tones, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Saturday morning, April 2 at 7:00 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll feature a discussion with Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone and Historian Hermina Glass-Hill.

Than you to everyone for your support of Jazz 91.9 WCLK during our recent Spring Membership Campaign.   Your support keeps Jazz public radio alive in Atlanta and around the globe via WCLK.com.

NEW MUSIC: Cohearance by the Yellowjackets

Mar 28, 2016

Yellowjackets are one of the enduring Jazz groups of the era, playing together now for over 35 years. They have always straddled the worlds of Straight-Ahead and Contemporary Jazz styles, all the while putting out music that has always found an outlet on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Their new release Cohearance, on Mack Avenue Records, reminds the careful listener that they're all that, a great Fusion band and a band that can carry off Coltrane-inflected Swing.

April 17: See Marcus Johnson Live At Venkman's

Mar 24, 2016

Enjoy an evening with your friends at Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday, April 17  as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and welcome Marcus Johnson as our newest member of the WCLK family!  This exclusive event at Venkman's in Atlanta's Historic Old Fourth Ward is our way of showing our appreciation for the music we’re known for around the nation and a way to provide Marcus an intimate platform for showcasing his unique talent. The evening includes a delightful prix fixe dinner, complimentary parking and a show for just $40 per person.

Esperanza Spalding is a shining star of the current generation of Jazz innovators.  And,  Jazz 91.9 WCLK has played her music from the very beginning of her career. Her new release is gaining critical and audience acclaim and is called EMILY'S D+EVOLUTION.   You can hear cuts off of the record throughout the day on WCLK, Rest In Pleasure, particularly.  You can hear me Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Serenade To The City.   Want to find out  more about EMILY'S D+EVOLUTION?

NEW MUSIC: Moments of Change By The JT Project

Mar 17, 2016

Jacob Webb on keyboards and bass and, Todd Schefflin on saxophone lead The JT Project.  They front a musical collective that incorporates many Jazz and Soul musicians in New York City.  Members of this collective have toured and recorded with Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Kenny Garrett and Mulgrew Miller, among others. Their latest release is called Moments of Change. You can hear cuts from The JT Project at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Philadelphia's own Kenny Barron is a pianist, composer and 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.   He has a new record out on Impulse! called Book Of Intuition.  You can hear cuts from it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:oo p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   Barron's current trio includes Kiyoshi Kitigawa on double bass and Johnathan Blake on drums.

Boyd Lewis

On the Saturday, March 12 edition of The Local Take we speak with the folks who were there at the beginning, 42 years ago, who helped to launch Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Al Goggins, a student, actually began working on WCLK in 1973.  He explains how his position as a producer at the station put him, a freshman, in charge of upper classmen.   Donrita Hines speaks to the programming on her show and the playlist that still airs today on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Logan Kearse explains that he wasn't a communications major but was recruited to WCLK.

Join Ron St. James and support Jazz 91.9 WCLK during Signature Serenade, this evening, March 10 at 7:00 p.m..  Ron will co host with Debb Moore between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as part of our Spring Membership Campaign. Ron St. James is co-owner of live music venue St. James Live. For more information on St. James Live, click here.