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JULY 6: WCLK At 50--Karen Briggs Contempo Orchestra with Special Guests at Stockbridge Amphitheater

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Karen Briggs and her Contemporary Orchestra will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jazz 91.9 WCLK with an evening of great jazz featuring Regina Belle, Oleta Adams, Phil Perry, and Tommy Davidson on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Stockbridge Amphitheater, Stockbridge, GA.

Hitting the airways on April 10, 1974, WCLK broadcasts a mix of Classic, Contemporary Jazz, and Gospel Music. Throughout its 50 years, WCLK has been committed to preserving the legacy of Jazz through dynamic Jazz musical selections, cultural programming, and community-focused initiatives.

“We are honored to be a part of this extraordinary celebration,“ said Harold Young, General Manager of the Stockbridge Amphitheater. “WCLK is known locally and nationally as a Jazz cultural icon. This can be seen by the caliber of artists coming to the Stockbridge Amphitheater to celebrate its WCLK’s 50th Anniversary.”

“WCLK is thrilled to partner with the Stockbridge Amphitheater to celebrate this 50th Anniversary milestone. We are equally excited to greet our Metro Atlanta South audience while reveling in stellar performance from Karen Briggs and her amazing line up of artists. This is a celebration everyone can enjoy,” said Wendy F. Williams, General Manager of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Karen Briggs is regarded as one of the greatest violinists of our time. She has been performing and composing for over four decades. Karen easily fits into various genres, including gospel, jazz, R&B, pop, hip hop and classical. This is evidenced by the wide variety of artists she has performed with, including Yanni and the Royal Philharmonic, Stanley Clarke, Diana Ross, Ledisi, Kirk Franklin, Annie Lennox, Keb Mo, Nasseer Shamma, Juan Sebastian, and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Regina Belle, the Academy Award-winning and multi-Gammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actress, will bring her unique vocals to the WCLK 50th Anniversary celebration. Her hits include Make It Like It Was, If I Could, Baby Come to Me, This Is Love, and God Is Good as well as her duet with Peabo Bryson, A Whole New World, which won the Grammy in 1994 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

Oleta Adams’ sultry sound has inspired a growing legion of fans worldwide. Having recorded duets with Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Toots Thielmans, Shirley Ceasar, and Tears for Fears, she has been a staple in soul, R&B, urban, and gospel music for over 50 years.

Tommy Davidson is known as a multi-faceted artist. He moves confidentially between stand-up comedy and acting worlds to critically Jazz duets with Dave Koz. He has worked with Earth, Wind, and Fire on his single, Stronger.

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