The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre returns to the Fabulous Fox Theater for its Atlanta Engagement February 21-24 and we are here for it. Recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassadors to the World,” the beloved dance company is honoring founder Alvin Ailey’s pioneering legacy and carrying it forward with a 60th Anniversary celebration titled Ailey Ascending.

 

  Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is partnering with the Jazz Foundation of America and you have the opportunity to help keep Jazz on the air and to help keep Jazz artists making the music.  You can elect to have a portion of your WCLK membership donation go towards support of the Jazz Foundation of America. JFA is the only national organization primarily focused on assisting Jazz musicians.  Over the last two years, the Jazz Foundation of American has handled over 9,000 cases with a number of them right here in the Atlanta community.

Jazz Tones Insights-Joey Alexander

Feb 21, 2019

This past Sunday on Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK I had the honor of interviewing an extraordinary pianist- Josiah Alexander Sila, better known as Joey Alexander. He was born in Bali in 2003 and lived in Jakarta and then moved to New York in 2014. At age 14, Joey has already recorded two Grammy-nominated studio albums-- 2015's My Favorite Things and 2016's Countdown, as well as Joey.Monk.Live.

New Music: Norman Brown-The Highest Act Of Love

Feb 21, 2019

Atlanta Resident Norman Brown has been playing guitar since he was an eight year old in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has taken his early influences of Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers and Wes Montgomery and fashioned a musical career that has generated number one chart hits, collaborations with Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun(BWB), and even bed music for the local forecasts on The Weather Channel. His latest release on Shanachie Entertainmment is called The Highest Act of Love, and drops this week.

Listen to Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK on Saturday morning at 7am as we feature Change Makers, a groundbreaking,  one-hour Black History Month special recorded live on the campus of Norfolk State University in front of a studio audience.   A diverse panel of millennial Change Makers discusses topics from their perspective on race relations, culture, change and much more.  The program is hosted by award-winning journalist, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.  Dr. Hill is the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Suite Food Lounge Morris Baxter, presenting the Morris Baxter Annual Birthday Bash on Friday, February 22 at Revel, 1778 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in West Midtown, Atlanta. Join us for a celebration including live performances from Norman Brown and Deniece Williams. Doors open at 6:30p, show time at 8:00p. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Sin Fonia Youth Orchestra.

Programming on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only Thursday, February 21, Drummer Henry Conerway III. Conerway has played with a list of Who's Who in modern Jazz including Jazzmeia Horn, Marcus Printup, and residencies with Jazz At Lincoln Center. He will peform with The Suite Jazz Band. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

King Bolden LLC. has released the long awaited trailer for the upcoming biopic Bolden about the life and times of jazz icon Buddy Bolden.

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by The Atlanta University Center Consortium, celebrating Black History Month with "The Future of Business, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship" on Thursday, February 21 from Noon until 1:15pm in the rear of Krogman Dining Hall in the Basement of the Clark Atlanta University Student Center. The speaker is Dr. Lonnie Johnson, a prolific inventor who holds more than 100 patents, most of them energy related. 

Fahamu Pecou is an American visual artist and scholar known for producing works that combine aspects of Fine art and Hip-hop as commentary on Popular culture. Most of his works engage representations of black masculinity and identity. Fahamu describes his art this way "My art raises questions about the types of images and representations that come to inform contemporary readings and performances of Black male masculinity.

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New Music: Chris Standring's Static In The Attic

British Guitarist Chris Standring's Smooth Jazz stylings have made him a huge hit on the charts and a regular on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. We've played his records from the beginning, and the Los Angeles-based artist usually drops by the station to say hello when he's playing in Atlanta. You can currently hear Static In the Attic on WCLK. It's from Standring's latest release Sunlight , out on Ultimate Vibe Recordings.

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PNC Bank Black History Month Honoree: Pearl Cleage

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I'll talk with Pearl Cleage about her career and her latest honor from PNC Bank. Cleage first came to my knowledge after I attended a late-night reading during the 1988 National Black Arts Festival. I reminded her of this event and we were both blushing as we discussed her erotic poetry that was presented that night. We discuss her work across multiple genres including fiction, non-fiction, the theatre and poetry. Born in Detroit, Atlanta has...

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