Jazz Tones is your home for the latest and the greatest in straight ahead Jazz and African and Brazilian rhythms. Listen each Sunday afternoon from 3pm-7pm on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. Pianist Kevin Bales recently joined me on Jazz Tones. He is a pianist, teacher and composer. Kevin has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Louie Bellson, James Moody, Eddie Daniels, Marcus Printup and many others. He toured and recorded with vocalist René Marie for ten years. Kevin has performed at The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Jazz Series. and the Toronto and Edinburgh jazz festivals.

I had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Chad Loves Michelle CAU Experience this week featuring Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams and NFL Sports Chaplain Chad Johnson. The new power couple stopped by Clark Atlanta University to chat with the Mass Media Arts students about their new show, family, faith, Hollywood and much more. 

Production is currently underway in Atlanta for Will Packer’s new OWN series Ambitions.  The one-hour drama stars Robin Givens, Brian White, Essence Atkins, Kendrick Cross, Brely Evans and Erica Page. The pilot episode will be directed by Benny Boom.

 

Ambitions is being described as a multigenerational family saga centered around one woman who, having recently relocated and intent on revitalizing her marriage, finds herself going head to head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in the city.

I know that I’m a little late on posting this one but here is new music from the “Queen of Sorrow” herself—SADE. The song is titled “The Big Unknown” and is featured in the new movie Widows starring Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis. The Grammy-winning music icon released the lyric video a few days ago which features scenes from the movie.

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Happy Saturday Everyone!

Check out last weekend's editon of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features the beautiful ladies from BET's new docuseries Hustle in Brooklyn - Eva Evans, Ivy Rivera and Azia.

I also talked to Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and actress KiKi Layne about their new film If Beale Street Could Talk. Both were in Georgia for the fabulous SCAD Savannah Film Festival.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at the Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie Street in the heart of the Downtown Atlanta entertainment district. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only tonight, November 15, The Braxton Brothers. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

We've covered various veterans issues as a matter of course Saturday mornings at 8am on The Local Take on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. Last weekend I talked with Glennette Haynes, owner of Stephin Oubre Events and Interiors about their outreach to veterans and their families. 

Haynes explains that after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she wanted to give back to the community of veterans that defend our freedom.  She felt that she could inspire "Hope Through Design" by providing returning veterans and their families with a space that provided peace. 

Updated at 2:58 p.m. ET

Votes are still being counted in several House races. But the AP has now called another race in New Jersey, projecting Democrat Andy Kim the winner in the suburban Philadelphia 3rd Congressional District over incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur.

That means, more than a week after Election Day, Democrats have increased their House gains to a net of 34 seats — and, when all the vote is counted, they may get to 39.

Make no mistake: That is a very big wave.

New Music: Adam Hawley Double Vision

Nov 12, 2018

Adam Hawley is no stranger to the fans of Jazz 91.9 WCLK. He was a featured artist in September at Suite Food Lounge.  His new album Double Vision(Kalimba/E-One Entertainment) was released earlier this year. WCLK was one of the very first Jazz stations in the country to play his new single Traveling Mood.  That song recently reached # 1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Chart.  

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New Music: Adam Hawley Double Vision

Adam Hawley is no stranger to the fans of Jazz 91.9 WCLK. He was a featured artist in September at Suite Food Lounge. His new album Double Vision(Kalimba/E-One Entertainment) was released earlier this year. WCLK was one of the very first Jazz stations in the country to play his new single Traveling Mood. That song recently reached # 1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Chart. Double Vision features other gems that we’ll soon be playing on WCLK. A veteran musician who has worked with a multitude of...

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Join me Saturday morning at 8am on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK for community engagement on The Local Take as I talk with Dr. Maurice Hobson, professor of African-American studies at Georgia State University and author of The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta.

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