Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by The Atlanta Opera, presenting Charlie Parker's Yardbird. Acclaimed Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie Parker loved music, drugs, and women. He lived fast and died young, leaving an incredible legacy of Jazz. Yardbird tells the story of Parker composing his final masterpiece while in the thin veil between life and death, reflecting on the women who influenced him and made him a master musician.

The highly anticipated sixth album, “DECLARATIONS,” (eOne) from Stellar Award Winner Jonathan Nelson, is available today, in stores and online everywhere.

 

This 12-track brand-new album with Nelson’s signature vocals, lyrics and sound, “DECLARATIONS” affirms Nelson’s place in gospel music as a trailblazing praise and worship leader. From beginning to end, “DECLARATIONS” is authentic worship, straight from his heart.

 

Local Take Profiles New Hope AME Church

Sep 17, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Pastor David Richards of New Hope AME Church in Buckhead. The church will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2019 and they are kicking off the festivities on Saturday, September 15th with a concert open to the public called Jazz On The Green. Pastor Richards explains how the church came to be in 1872 when James H.

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) have partnered this September to bring viewers The Black Experience on Film, a comprehensive month-long programming initiative showcasing portrayals of African Americans throughout cinematic history.

Check out the hilarious trailer for Night School starring comedic actors Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. The film opens in theaters on September 28.  

 

Night School follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. It also features Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Bresha Webb, Donna Biscoe, Keith David and Romany Malco. 

 

Night School is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Will “Power” Packer. 

 

Check out the trailer for the new season of TV One’s UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD. The one-hour series returns this October 7 at 9 p.m. with profiles on the iconic rom-com The Best Man as well as comedian and actor Wayne Brady, actor and singer Ray J and comedian and media personality Rickey Smiley.

 

Will you be tuning in?

 

The CheckUp With Dr. Courtney Shelton, MD on WCLK brings common sense conversation about health to the community, twice monthly at 8:30am. This edition of The CheckUp features a conversation with Infectious Disease Expert Dr. David Holland from the Fulton County Board of Health. Sexually transmitted infections(STI, STD) are on the rise across America and particularly in Atlanta, where syphillis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV/AIDs are affecting people in record numbers.

Wayne Shorter likes to tell a story about going to see Charlie Parker, the mercurial titan of bebop, sometime around 1951. Shorter was 18 at the time — a saxophonist, like Parker, and a bop obsessive already gigging around his hometown of Newark, N.J. He headed across the river into Manhattan, where Parker, colloquially known as Bird, was headlining at Birdland, the club named in Parker's honor.

September 16 -19: CCRTD Prostate Cancer Symposium

Sep 13, 2018

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University will host the 12th National Symposium on Prostate Cancer beginning Sunday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 19 at the Thomas W. Cole, Jr. Research Centere for Science and Technology, located on the CAU Campus.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by HUGS Recovery Centers, presenting The Westside Community and Recovery Festival on Saturday, September 15 beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Artists appearing include: Kim Waters, Ryan Kilgore, Rhonda Thomas and Kipper Jones.   This event is open to the public and takes place at the Simpson Street Church of Christ at 800 Joseph Boone Boulevard NW.   More information is available at 404-437-4646.

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Steve Turre: The Very Thought of You

Steve Turre is one of the most prolific Jazz musicians going, with over 20 albums as a bandleader, with countless other performances on recordings, television and film going back to the early 1970s. Turre has brought his trombone to sessions for nearly everybody in Jazz. He has been a member of the Saturday Night Live Band for over 30 years. On his latest release The Very Thought Of You(Smoke Sessions Records) he covers the Great American Songbook, Charlie Parker, plays original songs and...

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Local Take Profiles New Hope AME Church

This week on The Local Take I speak with Pastor David Richards of New Hope AME Church in Buckhead. The church will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2019 and they are kicking off the festivities on Saturday, September 15th with a concert open to the public called Jazz On The Green. Pastor Richards explains how the church came to be in 1872 when James H. Smith, a white Buckhead farmer, willed three acres of his property for use as a church and school for newly freed "colored persons."...

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