CAU Now Lifting Every Voice for September aired on Saturday morning at 8:30 on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK  and featured a conversation about the upcoming NAMI Walks Georgia taking place on Saturday, October 6. NAMI is the National Alliance On Mental Illness. This event begins at Panther Stadium with check in at 8am, with the 5k walk to the State Capitol and back beginning at 9:30am. This year's walk features co-chairs Brenda Wood and GBI Director Vernon Keenan.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Fusion Chamber Ensemble, presenting its opening season concert Metamorphosis on Sunday, October 7 at 5pm at the Emory University Performing Arts Studio. Join founding artists Karin Banks, Gerald Freeman, Christopher Mosley and friends for an evening of classical, Jazz, original compositions and spoken word.

This week's UPFRONT features my one-on-one interviews with Michele Shay, director of the True Colors Production of Nina Simone: Four Women + Grammy Winning Songwriter Makeba Riddick-Woods. 

Nina Simone: Four Women is inspired by the classic Simone tune and follows four women as they pick up the pieces of their lives after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. The play with music is taking place now through October 21 at the Southwest Arts Center. 

Take a look at the new poster and offical trailer for CREED II starring Michael B. Jordan. It arrives in theaters November 21.

 

 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Jaisaan Lovett, the 2018 Valedictorian at University Preperatory Charter School for Young Men in Rochester, New York, who was denied an opportunity to deliver his speech at high school graduation by the school's founding Administrator, who never saw Jaisaan's speech(the administrator subsequently retired under pressure). As the first African-American valedictorian at the school Jaisaan was disappointed. He had interned with the mayor's office and they provided a platform for Jaisaan to deliver his address. 

September 30: Nils At St. James Live

Sep 28, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by St. James Live, 3220 Butner Road in Atlanta(30331). Join St. James Live for Smooth Sundays on September 30 as they present German Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Nils, on his new CD Play Release Tour. Nils is influenced by funk, Jazz and fusion and has played with Rick Braun, George Benson, The Temptations and others. Doors open 6pm with showtime at 7pm.

Magos Herrera is a jazz singer from Mexico, but she has also sung pop songs with Brazilian beats and crooned Mexican classics with a touch of rock. Herrera takes another adventuresome step on her new album, Dreamers, where she partners with a classical string quartet for an album steeped in Latin American culture. The potent mix of themes and the sound of the string quartet, plus a little percussion, are compelling.

Jazz Tones airs on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK on Sundays from 3pm-7pm. This Sunday I'll be joined by Karin Banks and George Freeman, founders of Fusion Ensemble. Fusion's vision is to redefine and re-invigorate the traditional Classical recital platform by creating a more interactive artistic expression between music, dance and spoken word. Fusion IV: Metamorphosis will be performed on Sunday, October 7, at 5:00pm  Emory Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N Decatur Road Atlanta Georgia 30307.

Join me Sunday from 3pm-7pm for Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. Sunday's special guest will be Awilda Rivera. Rivera is a retired on air announcer at WBGO in Newark, where she was on the air for over twenty years. She has hosted on weekends-- Jazz After Hours, Sunday Morning Harmony, and Latin Jazz Cruise. Awilda received the 2009 Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2012 New York People's Hall of Fame Award for fostering Latin Jazz on Radio.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Toni Henson founder and executive director of The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.  The Festival is scheduled from October 3 - 6 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center.   Toni shares with us how she came to establish the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, her love of theatre and how the festival continues to grow. When asked which is the not to be missed production, Toni explains that "you should pick a day, not a play."

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Steve Turre is one of the most prolific Jazz musicians going, with over 20 albums as a bandleader, with countless other performances on recordings, television and film going back to the early 1970s. Turre has brought his trombone to sessions for nearly everybody in Jazz. He has been a member of the Saturday Night Live Band for over 30 years. On his latest release The Very Thought Of You(Smoke Sessions Records) he covers the Great American Songbook, Charlie Parker, plays original songs and...

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This week on The Local Take I speak with Jaisaan Lovett, the 2018 Valedictorian at University Preperatory Charter School for Young Men in Rochester, New York, who was denied an opportunity to deliver his speech at high school graduation by the school's founding Administrator, who never saw Jaisaan's speech(the administrator subsequently retired under pressure). As the first African-American valedictorian at the school Jaisaan was disappointed. He had interned with the mayor's office and they...

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