Scenes of joy and relief erupted across the country after a jury found Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd.

The jury found Chauvin guilty on three charges in Floyd's death during an arrest last Memorial Day: second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

  Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Manely Firm, PC. In addition to supporting WCLK and Fonda Smith's traffic reports during Morning Jazz with Morris Baxter and during The SOUL of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad, the Attorneys of the Manely Firm have been providing experienced representation in family law matters in Georgia for over 30 years. They practice international family law, divorce, child custody, division of marital assets, estate planning and probate matters.

True Products Spring Special

Apr 20, 2021

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from True Products Company, makers of True Liquid Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener.  True Products is a black and veteran owned business since 2013. They manufacture Original True with fragrance and color, and True Free and Clear for sensitive skin. They also manufacture an environmentally-friendly plant based fabric softener.

New music this week on Jazz 91.9 WCLK includes Keyboardist Brad Alexander's take on Yearning For Your Love. If music is the soundtrack of our lives, I’m in the second  phase. I’m not big on remakes, especially of songs I had a hand in making popular. As a young program director, I was among the first to find this song from the 1980 The GAP Band III album and play it like it was a single.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by H. J. Russell & Company. H. J. Russell & Company spearheaded the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, located at the company's original corporate headquarters on Northside Drive. This venture honors the legacy of Mr. Russell by serving as part incubator, part accelerator, part museum and part innovation lab.

The Local Take Welcomes The Living Legends Foundation

Apr 17, 2021

This week on The Local Take, we introduced a new underwriter, the Living Legends Foundation.

This organization is dedicated to recognizing and promoting the achievements of those behind the scenes in the radio, music, and entertainment industries. These unsung heroes in the music industry deserve to be acknowledged.  The organization also looks to the future by providing scholarships to young people entering the music industry.  Varnell Johnson, President of the Living Legends Foundation, joins us to share. 

This week on The Local Take, I speak with Pamela Perkins Carn from Ending Mass Incarceration Georgia Network (EMI-GA) coalition. EMI-GA is launching a TOOL KIT for use in fighting the Pre-School to Prison Pipeline. In the state of Georgia, this pipeline is too real. Our state has the highest number of people per capita under correctional control.  The pipeline starts with suspensions and expulsions in Pre-School and ends with Prison.

Canadian born award-winning Guitarist Rod Tardik is back with a vengeance, teaming up with Dave Koz for B Positive, a bright uptempo track from his 8th album Diversity, Vol. 2: Contemporary Funky Jazz(Guitardik Music).  Rod’s been making music for sometime now and he’s no stranger to the Billboard Jazz Chart’s Top 10.  This collaboration with Dave Koz will have position him nicely for a return to the Top of the Charts.

Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad on Friday, April 16 for Friday Jazz at the High Museum of Art. This month's event is curated by Groove Centric and will feature a musical area outside of the Museum (weather permitting), where the band will play throughout the evening, layering notes, improvising melodies, and drawing on inspiration from jazz history.

All tickets must be reserved online in advance and walk-up tickets will not be available. 

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The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is presenting a free, eighteen-episode virtual jazz series, called In the Tradition, which will feature jazz artists interviewed by local Atlanta jazz and art leaders. Jazz lovers can view the video interviews live on AtlantaFestivals.com, Facebook, YouTube and Channel 26 on select Tuesdays from April through August 31, 2021.

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Rob Tardik(feat. Dave Koz): B Positive

Canadian born award-winning Guitarist Rod Tardik is back with a vengeance, teaming up with Dave Koz for B Positive , a bright uptempo track from his 8th album Diversity, Vol. 2: Contemporary Funky Jazz (Guitardik Music). Rod’s been making music for sometime now and he’s no stranger to the Billboard Jazz Chart’s Top 10. This collaboration with Dave Koz will have position him nicely for a return to the Top of the Charts.

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The Local Take Talks Ending Mass Incarceration And The Pre-School To Prison Pipeline

This week on The Local Take, I speak with Pamela Perkins Carn from Ending Mass Incarceration Georgia Network (EMI-GA) coalition. EMI-GA is launching a TOOL KIT for use in fighting the Pre-School to Prison Pipeline. In the state of Georgia, this pipeline is too real. Our state has the highest number of people per capita under correctional control. The pipeline starts with suspensions and expulsions in Pre-School and ends with Prison.

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