April 27: Suite Jazz Series Presents Alexander Zonjic and James Lloyd
Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge, home of the Suite Jazz Series. This Thursday, April 27, they present Flautist Alexander Zonjic and Keyboardist James Lloyd along with The Suite Jazz Series Band. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz with Alexander Zonjic at 7:30pm. The Suite Food Lounge is located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or at JazzBeat Promotions or eventbrite.com.
A native of Windsor, Ontario (immediately across the Detroit River), Zonic is a 15-time Detroit Music Awards winner with deep and multi-faceted ties to and influence on the city. He has been a multi-media personality since he began hosting the morning radio show at the longtime smooth jazz station WVMV in 1998 – a popular stint that ran through 2010. Since 2016, he has hosted “Alexander Zonjic from A to Z,” a weekly half hour hybrid TV show on WADL TV-38 (airing Sundays at 10 p.m., with an encore at 1:30 a.m. mixing live concert elements with special guest live interviews.
Also in 2016, Zonjic launched “Doin’ The D,” a magazine-style talk radio and music show, airing from 5-7 p.m. Sundays on WFDF 910-AM. Between in studio guests and call-ins, his mostly Detroit centric interviews have included Kenny G, Martha Reeves, former Detroit Police Chief Ike McKinnon and legendary Grammy and Emmy Award winning keyboard icon Bob James, who discovered Zonjic in 1981 when the flutist was playing in Detroit’s famous Baker’s Keyboard Lounge. James invited Zonjic to join his band on and off on tour, and the keyboardist later was a producer (along with saxophonist Kirk Whalum) on Neon, Zonjic’s first major label album (Reprise Records) in 1990. James also appeared on the flutist’s 1993 follow-up album Passion, which featured a vocal track by Angela Bofill.