Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

CAU Now Lifting Every Voice tells the good news happening at Clark Atlanta University, one of America's great HBCUs. The July edition of our program features a conversation about Research and Sponsored Programs with guests Dr. Lisa Wilson, Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, and Travis Patton, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. Clark Atlanta University students at all levels are able to do meaningful research with applications in the real world outside of the classrooms and laboratories on campus.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Gulf Coast Ethnic and Heritage Jazz Festival, presenting their annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 4 at the Mobile Convention Center at One South Water Street in Mobile, Alabama. Performers this year include the E B Coleman Orchestra with Karmilla Ali, The Everybody's Here Band, Donald Harrison with The Young Greats, and Percussionist Tony Bowers. More information is available at gcehjazzfest.org.

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.

Brian Simpson: Persuasion

Jul 18, 2018

Illinois-born pianist Brian Simpson was influenced by Oscar Peterson as he grew up listening to jazz music, but his music over a career including seven albums has fit into a contemporary groove that you hear on WCLK. On his latest release Persuasion(Shanachie), he brings funk and jazz with help from musicians including Peter White and Boney James. You can hear cuts from Persuasion on WCLK at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays overnight 10pm-2am.

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by Wade Ford, presenting The Wade Ford Summer Concert Series Jazz And Soul Event on Saturday, July 21 at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre. Performers include Marion Meadows, Maysa, Kim Waters, and Joey Sommerville and Friends. Doors open 5pm, with the show beginning at 6pm. More information including tickets is available at wadefordconcert.com.

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