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Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the 42nd Atlanta Jazz Festival, taking place at Piedmont Park today and tomorrow. Stop by the WCLK tent adjacent to the Oak Hill Stage, close to the 10th Street Park entrance. You can meet your favorite WCLK announcers, listen to the station between acts, and have the chance to win tickets to see Kirk Franklin at the WCLK Benefit Concert coming up July 19th. We'll be broadcasting live today and tomorrow as America's greatest free Jazz fest unfolds in this Atlanta Memorial Day Weekend tradition.

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OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has released the Season 4 trailer for Ava DuVernay‘s popular series Queen Sugar and it-looks-epic! The award-winning drama returns on Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. EST.

 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Michelle Norris of National Church Residences and Dr. Jonathan Flacker from JenCare about the upcoming event Rise'N Shine: A Breakfast to Champion Older Adults taking place on May 29th at 7:30am at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. 

Ms. Norris shares with us information about National Church Reisdences including their mission. The mission of National Church Residences is to provide quality housing and care at affordable prices in communities of caring persons. 

The Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to present The Atlanta Jazz Festival---May 25-26 at historic Piedmont Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

The Atlanta Jazz Fesitval is regarded as one of the country's largest free jazz festivals and invites music lovers from around the region to be immersed in jazz music culture. Founded by the late Maynard Jackson, The Atlanta Jazz Festival promotes the art form that originated in the south. It also celebrates jazz legends and features up-and-coming jazz performers in venues throughout the metro area. 

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Marietta's New Theatre In The Square, presenting Arthur Miller's play A View From The Bridge. The play is a tragedy that tests the limits of family bonds and personal honor as a family struggles with obstacles to endure as they try to make a new life. Live performances now through May 26. Additional information about this play and the rest of the 2019 schedule of shows and events is available at theatreinthesquare.net or at 770-426-4800.

Brittany Smith grew up mostly in Detroit, earning a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan. But when she and her then-boyfriend, Sam, began their careers, they ran into roadblocks. It was 2013, and Detroit was still struggling from the effects of the Great Recession. Sam Smith couldn't find full-time work. His job as a college career counselor wrapped when the campus where he worked shut down.

They began looking for an out.

Support for Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK comes from the Mayor's Office Of Cultural Affairs, presenting the Vodka and Vegan Lounge at the 42nd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Daily tickets include one vegan meal, two vodka cocktails, and VIP seating at the Oak Hill Stage. More information is available at atlantafestivals.com. Jazz 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. 

Two eminent avant-garde elders, a chameleonic vocal improviser, and a pioneering community organizer and presenter will make up the 2020 class of NEA Jazz Masters, according to an announcement this morning by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The four incoming inductees — saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, bassist Reggie Workman, vocalist Bobby McFerrin, and jazz advocate Dorthaan Kirk — will officially be recognized next April 2, during a tribute concert and ceremony at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

May 23: Suite Jazz Series Presents Marqueal Jordan

May 20, 2019

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Marqueal Jordan has compelled audiences around the world, as a player in Brian Culbertson's band and on his own. His saxophone playing and vocal styles blend between Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B and Pop sounds. The Suite Jazz Series is proud to bring Marqueal Jordan to The Suite Food Lounge Stage for one night only, Thursday, May 23. Doors open at 6:30pm, with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Drummer Lil John Roberts stopped by Morning Jazz this morning to talk about his upcoming performance at the Late Night Jazz Jam Concert taking place on Saturday, May 25 at 10pm at the Park Tavern at the Southeast corner of Piedmont Park as part of the    2019 Atlanta Jazz Festival. He'll be joined by The Senators in a tribute to Herbie Hancock. This is a separately-ticketed event to the Saturday and Sunday concerts in Piedmont Park, which are open to the public.

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California's Walter Beasley has recorded 25 albums over the years in a formidable music career. You've heard most of them on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. He's also a Professor at Berklee School of Music. His latest record on his own Affable Records label is called Going Home , and features collaborations with Clark Atlanta University's own Phil Davis, Derek Scott, Trey Gilbert, Will Downing and Derek Cannon.

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This week on The Local Take I speak with Michelle Norris of National Church Residences and Dr. Jonathan Flacker from JenCare about the upcoming event Rise'N Shine: A Breakfast to Champion Older Adults taking place on May 29th at 7:30am at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. Ms. Norris shares with us information about National Church Reisdences including their mission. The mission of National Church Residences is to provide quality housing and care at affordable prices in communities of...

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