Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

This week on The Local Take I speak with Toni Henson founder and executive director of The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.  The Festival is scheduled from October 3 - 6 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center.   Toni shares with us how she came to establish the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, her love of theatre and how the festival continues to grow. When asked which is the not to be missed production, Toni explains that "you should pick a day, not a play."

Steve Turre: The Very Thought of You

15 hours ago

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.

September 23: Chris Standring At St. James Live

Sep 19, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from St. James Live, 3220 Butner Road in Atlanta(30331). St. James Live Presents Smooth Sundays with Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring on Sunday, September 23. WCLK listeners are very familiar with Standring's guitar style, filled with heavy 1970's-style musical nuances and dream-like ambience. Standring has recorded with Bebe & Cece Winans and toured with Rick Braun. Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm.

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.

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.