Jazz Tones Insights-David Sanchez

Sep 6, 2018

Grammy award - winner David Sanchez recently joined me during Jazz Tones on WCLK to talk about his music, his academic career, and a Friday night performance at Georgia State University. Globally, he is considered one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. Sanchez "merges Jazz syntax with musical dialects of his native Puerto Rico and other Caribbean and Latin American sources,"states Howard Reich.

Join WCLK at the annual CHAMPS Event on Saturday, September 6 from 9am until 3pm at the Epps Gymnasium on the Clark Atlanta University Campus. This year's event begins with a Champion's Walk in conjunction with the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, beginning at Friendship Church(registration starts at 7:30am)and ending at Epps Gymnasium to kick off the CHAMPS event. CHAMPS stands for Community Health and Men's Promotion Summit. The event is designed to address health disparities in the community and give men the health information they need to live longer, healthier lives.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by The Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents Smooth Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley for one night only, Thursday evening September 6. Hawley has played with a who's who of artists including Dave Koz, Lalah Hathaway, Marc Anthony and Euge Groove. Doors open 6:30pm, with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information about the Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from The Family Health Centers of Georgia, presenting The Sounds of Good Medicine Fundraiser and Community Health Awareness Event happening Saturday, September 8 at 7pm at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre. This year's performers include Jonathan Butler, Michael Franks, Euge Groove, and Peter White. Some tickets remain, find out more by clicking here.

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With his decision two summers ago to not stand for the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick became the face of a protest movement in the NFL against racial injustice and police brutality. Now, the former quarterback has become a face of one of the most iconic advertising campaigns in the history of sports: Nike's "Just Do It" campaign.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by 212 Degrees Business Coaching Services, a proud WCLK Business Member. 212 Degrees Coaching Services provides one-on-one coaching services delivered through custom sessions online and in person for established businesses and sales professionals. You can find out more by watching an informational webinar at 212degreescoaching.com. 212 Degrees Business Coaching Services. We empower, you accelerate and achieve.

Erroll Garner-Nightconcert

Sep 2, 2018

Errol Garner was a Jazz pianist and composer who inspired his audience and transcended genre. He emerged from Pittsburgh's George Westinghouse High School, as did Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal. He left us too soon in 1977 aged only 53, and in many ways is lost to contemporary Jazz listeners. Marcus Roberts may come close at times to the amazing keyboard touch of Garner.


Take a look at my recent UPFRONT TV special celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the groundbreaking FOX series Living Single. Award-winning actors Kim Coles and T.C. Carson stopped by to dish with me about the show's impact, their iconic characters and their lives after the series. The special aired earlier this week on Comcast 23 and was produced by the students and staff of CAU-TV.


Check out today's Labor Day Weekend edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my interviews from the BronzeLens Film Festival's Women Superstars Luncheon.

Acclaimed director Twinkie Byrd discusses her new film, Counter1960.  Filmmakers Muta Ali and Lisa Arrindell explain their new passion project Turtle-vs-Octopuss and Queen Sugar star Tina Lifford opens up about playing "Aunt Vi" and more. 

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It's all about house music and afro-beats this weekend at Afrique Electrique: ATLWKNDR Edition. Tonight's show is a celebration of African & African influenced electronic music and features Ian Friday, Naeem Johnson, DJ Salah Ananse and a special performance by Philadelphia "House Music" diva Lady Alma.

Doors open at 10 p.m. at Wild Pitch Underground, located at 255 Trinity Avenue - Downtown Atlanta. Click here for tickets! 


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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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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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