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Check out a recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry featuring actor Aldis Hodge, filmmaker Sophie Huber, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and the cast of FX's Snowfall - Isaiah John and Amin Joseph. 

Aldis Hodge has teamed up with Kevin Bacon for a hot new drama on Showtime titled City on a Hill. He also chats with me about starring in Brian Banks Story, Underground and more. 

WCLK Spotlight Artist: Ronnie Laws

Jan 13, 2019

Ronnie Laws was born in Houston, Texas in 1950, where he taught himself to play alto saxophone when he was 11. He comes from a musical family. His older brother is noted Jazz Flautist Hubert Laws, and he occasionally tours with his sister Debra Laws, a vocalist. Ronnie Laws left college early and moved to Los Angeles to make it as a musician in 1970 and worked with the Jazz Crusaders and Hugh Masakela, among others. He played saxophone and flute with Earth, Wind & Fire for two years, appearing on their 1972 album Last Days and Time.

WCLK Spotlight Artist: Marcus Miller

Jan 2, 2019
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Marcus Miller was born in 1959 in Brooklyn, part of a musical family that included his choir-director father William Miller and notable Jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. Marcus was trained on clarinet, but also plays keyboards, saxaphone and guitar. You've most likely heard his bass guitar. Most people first heard Marcus Miller playing bass on Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers' "Just The Two of Us" from Washington, Jr.'s 1980 Winelight LP. Miller and Drummer Steve Gadd laid down the rhythm to what became an international hit single.

Make a financial donation to Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK during our Fall Membership Campaign between now and November 5 and you will be eligible to win our Grand Prize--passage for two on the 2019 Blue Note At Sea Jazz Cruise, January 26-February 2, 2019. The cruise leaves out of Fort Lauderdale and cruises to Nassau, Cozumel, Costa Maya and Key West. Scheduled performers include Marcus Miller, Kandace Springs, Wynton Marsalis, Christian Scott, Jose James, Robert Glasper, David Sanborn and others.

Jazz Tones Insights - Dr. Lonnie Smith

Apr 21, 2018

Join me for Jazz Tones on WCLK Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. as I feature a rare opportunity to interview Dr. Lonnie Smith - organist,composer, arranger and vocalist.  He is a native of Buffalo, New York, and is considered a living legend icon.