Jazz 91.9 WCLK - Jazzette * September Issue

Sep 11, 2018

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Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Suite Food Lounge at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.  The Suite Jazz Series presents Bassist Michael Manson for one night only Thursday, September 13.  Doors open 6:30 p.m., dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.  Chicago Native Manson has played bass with Boney James, Al Jarreau, George Duke and Kirk Whalum. More information is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Join us in a Salute to Rita Graham at Cafe 290 on Wednesday, September 12. Rita Graham’s career as a jazz vocalist was jump-started when Ray Charles produced an album of lush standards for her in 1969. The album, ‘Rita Graham Vibrations’ is the only album project that Ray Charles personally produced for a single female artist on his own Tangerine Record Label.

Jazz Pianist Randy Weston is credited with academically linking African music to Jazz and came of age in the 1950s playing in small combos for the Riverside Label. He passed away at age 92 on September 1, and his homegoing celebration will take place Monday, September 10 at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine in New York City .

Programming on 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by St. James Live, 3220 Butner Road in Atlanta(30331). St. James Live presents Smooth Sundays with Keyboardist, Songwriter and Producer James Lloyd for one show only Sunday, September 9. Lloyd is one of the co-founders of Pieces of A Dream. He wrote and produced songs for Naji, Hiroshima, Everette Harp and Wayman Tisdale. Doors open 6pm, showtime at 7pm.

Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my one-on-one interview with REL star and comedic actor Jordan L. Jones. A special sneak peek of the show airs Sunday evening at 8 p.m. following the NFL on Fox. 

Drummer extraordinaire Henry Conerway III talks exclusively about his new music project With Pride for Dignity featuring Kevin Smith and Kenny Banks Jr. He also opens up about touring with Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and much more. 

Saturday on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with Dr. Renard Murray, the Consortium Administrator with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the Southeast region. Dr. Murray explains that 10,000 new members join Medicare each day as the Baby Boomer Generation ages into the program. Those new members have already received the new cards, older members will also begin to receive the new cards. 

Congratulations goes out to Henry Conerway III. The drummer extraordinaire has finally released his long-awaited project With Pride for Dignity and features him alongside Kevin Smith and Kenny Banks Jr. 

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is the subject of a special tribute appearing in the September 4th edition of Variety - the world’s leading trade publication covering film and television.  The special spotlight features a comprehensive look at AAFCA’s evolution since its start in the fall of 2003 to its present status as an institution with growing influence in Hollywood.

Stage, screen and TV legend CICELY TYSON will be receiving an Honorary Oscar at the 10th Annual Governors Awards on November 18.  The award ceremony is  hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and is given to individuals for lifetime achievement and exceptional contributions to the state of motion pictures arts and sciences. 


Tyson will be recognized alongside publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.



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