Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge at 375 Luckie Street in the heart of Downtown Atlanta's entertainment district. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only this Thursday, December 13, Bassist Julian Vaughn. Vaughn, who's 4th album release is Bona Fide, will appear with The Suite Jazz Band. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

Support for Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by Ballethnic Dance Company's Urban Nutcracker. This Atlanta holiday tradition is presented December 20-23 at the Viola Turner Theatre at Tri-Cities High School in East Point. The 200 member cast will perform Tchaikovsky's 19th century  Russian Ballet on a magical trek to Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Avenue of the 1940s.

UNCF Scholars Benefit From The Mayor's Masked Ball

Dec 8, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Paul Johnson, a junior at Morehouse College and recipient of a UNCF General scholarship. 

He shares that the scholarship not only helped him, but also helped his family.  He spoke about taking out a personal loan for his freshman year and not being sure he'd be able to complete his education. 

After speaking with a few classmates, he connected with the local UNCF Office in his home town of Philadelphia and was granted a UNCF General scholarship. 

Mr. Johnson is studying Kinesiology and plans to graduate in 2020. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Mary Newton, Volunteer Services Coordinator Area Agency on Aging at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) about RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) a senior volunteer opportunity. 

The RSVP volunteer services program provides all topic trainings free-of-charge and also community presentations are free-of-charge.

Ms. Newton explains that seniors (55+) have a wealth of information to share on various subjects. 

Jazz Tones Insights: Ted Nash, Quiet Revolution

Dec 7, 2018

  Grammy-nominated, multi-instrumentalist, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Member Ted Nash joins me Sunday on Jazz Tones beginning at 3pm on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. He is a Los Angeles-born composer, performer, arranger and educator. Nash comes from a musical family.    His father Dick Nash and Uncle Ted Nash were both well known studio Jazz  musicians in their era. Ted started playing piano at age seven. By the time he turned 12 he had started playing clarinet, and a year later he picked up the alto sax.

Rodney Evans brings Gospel Music to WCLK listeners six mornings each week on Joy In The Morning, as he has now for 33 years. This week on The Local Take I talk to Rodney about his Annual Toy Drive.  For the Children supports the campaign Give A Toy, Give A Smile to provide Christmas gifts foster children and homeless children, who may spend the holiday season in a shelter. 

December 6: Four 80 East At Suite Food Lounge

Dec 4, 2018

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by The Suite Food Lounge, home of The Suite Jazz Series. Thursday, December 6 they present Four 80 East and The Suite Jazz Band. WCLK listeners know Four 80 East, we've been playing them since 2009. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information about this performance and The Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

There are hundreds of statues in New York City. But once you remove the ones in which female figures represent Liberty, Freedom, etc., just five sculptures depict actual historical women. (In case you're wondering: Joan of Arc, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman.)

Blue Note at Sea cruise sails on January 26th to February 2nd. Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale aboard the Celebrity Infinity with calls in Nassau, Cozumel, Costa Maya and Key West.The cruise includes a variety of live performances featuring Robert Glasper, Cecile McLorin Salvant, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Marcus Miller, Kandace Springs, Jason Moran, Jose James, David Sanborn and many, many more.

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