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'WCLK AT 50' adds DJ Kemit, Mace Hibbard, IAmKhemestry and Joel Powell to lineup

More star power has been added to the highly anticipated "WCLK AT 50" presented by the Atlanta Jazz Festival. As previously mentioned, the celebratory event is kicking off this year's festivities on Friday, May 24 at 8pm at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Atlanta music notables DJ Kemit, Mace Hibbbard, IAMKHEMESTRY and Joel Powell are now part of the All-Star Band led by musical director, Lil John Roberts.

Previously mentioned All-Star Band members include The Senators: Phil Davis, Tres Gilbert and Derek Scott plus Rodney Edge, Miguel Gaetán, Joe Gransden, Jamel Mitchell, Mike Burton, Saunders Sermons, and Daniel Wytanis.

There will be special guest performances by Kathleen Bertrand, Cleveland P. Jones, Rhonda Thomas, Imani-Grace Cooper, Julie Dexter, Tony Hightower, Dashill Smith, and Alexandra Jackson. As the Narrator, Jon Goode will weave in stories about the history and legacy of WCLK. Melvin Jones will also serves as the event's Big Band Music Arranger.

The exhilarating 90-minute musical journey will highlight some of the most endearing jazz music from the 1930s through today. Classic songs like "Maiden Voyage,” "I Got Rhythm,” "So What,” and "Take 5” will be juxtaposed by modern compositions "Watermelon Man,” "Everybody Loves The Sunshine,” "Dominoes,” and “Rise.”

The event is Co-Produced by Jamal Ahmad, Lil John Roberts, and Ray Cornelius.

WCLK Jazz 91.9 FM hit the airwaves on April 10th, 1974, and this year will celebrate its 50th Anniversary broadcasting from the campus of Clark Atlanta University, one of the nation's premier HBCUs. Dedicated to providing high quality programs that uplift and educate the community and reach audiences worldwide, the station boasts some of Atlanta’s most popular on-air hosts. WCLK’s mission is to increase awareness of the significance of jazz music as an American art form. For more information go to their website: wclk.com.

The 47th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is presented by the City of Atlanta - Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to educate and entertain a diverse audience of jazz fans and to nurture the next generation of jazz musicians. The festival is funded through corporate sponsorships and by Atlanta Jazz Festival Inc, a 501(c)(3) cultural, non-profit organization. For more information about this year’s festival visit the website at atljazzfest.com.

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