Jamal Ahmad

Theresa Hightower Remembered

Oct 11, 2018
True Colors Theatre Company

The WCLK family is in a deep state of shock and sadness over the untimely passing of legendary Songstress/Actress Theresa Hightower. Our affiliation with Ms. Hightower goes all the way back to the inception of this radio station. She was always a huge supporter of our endeavors to bring jazz music to the citizens of Metro Atlanta and in turn, we supported her efforts to do the same thing. An Atlanta native, Theresa Hightower is regarded as one of the great jazz and blues vocalists, actresses, and songwriters of her generation.

You can help positively impact the Jazz community in Atlanta and around the world becoming a volunteer during Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK's Fall Membership Campaign happening October 25th through November 5. Spend time with your favorite WCLK announcer while answering phones and talking to other people who love Jazz and WCLK during our live broadcast. You can volunteer with a friend or as part of your club or organization.

For close to two decades we've been supporting the music of Anthony David on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. His rootsy, acoustic soul & R&B sound has captivated the hearts and ears of our listeners and even those of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. He's back with a new record coming out September 21 on Shanachie Entertainment entitled Hello Like Before: The Songs Of Bill Withers and it's a return to his down home musical roots. I had the opportunity to sit with him recently and talk in great detail about this project.

Frank McComb is a Jazz and R&B vocalist of renown who has collaborated with artists including Prince, Chaka Khan, Will Smith, Najee, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Phyllis Hyman, Gamble and Huff, Patrice Rushen, Lalah Hathaway, Fred Hammond, and John P. Kee, among others. He's also a great friend of WCLK, and we have played his music from the beginning. Frank dropped by WCLK to say hello in advance of a weekend Atlanta performance, and talked with Jamal Ahmad about his life and music.

Support for WCLK programming comes from Atlanta's High Museum of Art, presenting Friday Jazz on July 20 from 6pm until 10pm. This month features the sounds of The Joe Gransden Big Band. Friday Jazz At The High is hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad. Ticket information is available at high.org. Seating for Friday Jazz is limited and opens at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Standing room is plentiful. Friday Jazz is FREE with Museum admission and FREE for members.

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