Donald Byrd, 1932-2013

Feb 8, 2013
Blue Note Records

News that jazz-fusion legend Donald Byrd had passed went through the media with a shiver yesterday, with record labels confirming by late afternoon that Byrd was gone.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK plays Donald Byrd, always has.  You can expect to hear Donald Byrd closely in the days ahead on the station.  His memory will live forever on The Jazz of The City.

Here are a couple of stories about Byrd from The Guardian and Pitchfork.

Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle have become an Atlanta favorite in recent years.  In advance of his Saturday night performance at Apache Cafe, Jesse called Nicole Sweeney from the road to talk about his records, the performance, and his appreciation of WCLK.  Saturday night's performance will be hosted by WCLK's S.O.U.L. of Jazz Host Jamal Ahmad.

For more information on Jesse and his latest release Retro Future, click here.

Shed Jackson

Jazz 91.9 WCLK  - The Jazz of the City - 2013 Spring Membership Campaign takes place on Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 24 with a lot of anticipation and excitement.  The membership campaign theme is “Jazz all over, stronger than ever,” which follows WCLK’s recent coverage area increase last Fall.  It has reenergized a community of Jazz lovers – some who are now receiving a clearer, stronger signal in their offices, homes and cars and, others who are discovering WCLK for the first time due to its extended reach. 

COMMUNITY COVERAGE - Recycle the day away...

Feb 4, 2013
Shed Jackson

It is important to offer communities easy solutions to protect the environment and, Jazz 91.9 WCLK is thrilled to provide pathways to improve sustainability.  For the third year, Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with Clark Atlanta University, the Atlanta University Center Consortium Institutions and Environmental Protection Agency will rally individuals to collect paper products, plastics,  cans, cardboard, glass, cell phones and computer monitors for AUC Recyclemania Day.   AUC Recyclemania Day takes place on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. until  2:00 p.m.

Toni Love is an author, educator and hair loss specialist.  Join her Saturday, February 2 at 7am on WCLK for a look at the factors causing hair loss, and the proper approach to this condition from both the client and the stylist perspective.

Toni is joined by both a hair stylist trained to treat hair loss, and a client suffering from hair loss, for a frank discussion about what to do and what not to do.  Should you use hair extensions?  At what point do you need to treat your hair loss as a medical, rather than an personal appearance issue?

Click the following link to preview the January 2013 edition of the Jazzette, the Jazz 91.9 WCLK monthly eNewsletter: http://www.wclk.com/january-2013-jazzette-jazz-919-wclk-monthly-enewsletter

Jazzy reading! 

Shed Jackson

Jazz 91.9 WCLK  - The Jazz of the City – proudly presents its 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Jazz Icons,  legendary Keyboardist, George Duke and incomparable Saxophonist Gerald Albright on Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.   

J-Fly and Joey Sommerville are two key members of the Atlanta Jazz Family, and they always take time to drop by WCLK when they are playing in town.  Today they joined Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz, heard weekdays 2p-6p on The Jazz of The City. 

Friday night February 1 will find J-Fly & The Fly Trap accompanied by Joey Sommerville and special guest Donnie at Acoustix, on Marietta Street.  They caught up with Jamal on a stormy hump-day afternoon, telling tales of musical derring-do from around the world and right here at home.

If you missed Morris In The Morning on WCLK you missed today's motivation, called "The Wheel Of Fortune."  You can hear it on demand here.

Here Morris Baxter's Motivations each weekday morning @ 745 845 and 945 a.  Exclusively on Jazz 91.9 FM The Jazz of the City, Jazz All Over Stronger Than Ever.

Trumpeter Melvin Jones is joining Nicole Sweeney for Friday Jazz At The High Museum Friday, January 18 at 5pm.  Jones will be joined by Saxophonist Mace Hibbard, Bassist Marc Miller, Louis Heriveaux on piano, and Marvin Patton on drums.

Jones has played with everyone from TLC to Quincy Jones, Erykah Badu to Stevie Wonder, and most everyone in between.  He's a Morehouse graduate and spent time there as Interim Director of Bands and Instrumental Studies.   In recent years he has toured with Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

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