Gospel

Brooklyn is in the house and Mel Holder is on the air on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. Brooklyn-born saxophonist Mel Holder hails from there and his journey through gospel and jazz music over his career delivers a sound of driving beats and melodies suggestive of Caribbean, international and gospel music. His song Crossroads, off his latest release Music Book, Vol. III(Psalmist Music Group), includes multi-instrumentalist Ben Tankard, and it will keep you moving.

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Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. Broadway veteran and Tony nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph discusses her new role in the CBS series FAM. She also opens up about her new podcast Diva Defined, her special relationship with the late jazz great Nancy Wilson and the advice she would have given Beyoncé during the filming of Dreamgirls

Check out the trailer for TV One’s award-winning #1 series UNSUNG. The new season premieres on Sunday, February 18 at 9 p.m. featuring R&B crooners Silk. The Atlanta based group shot to fame in the early 90s with such classic jams as “Freak Me,” “Girl U For Me” and “Meeting in My Bedroom.”

 

Other artist profiles include The Boys on February 25, Trick Daddy on March 4, Blue Magic on March 11, Deborah Cox on March 18, Shirley Caesar on March 25, Avant on April 8, Brand Nubian on April 15 and Lost Boyz on April 22.

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will be performing one-night only in Atlanta at the legendary Fox Theatre on Friday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m.  One of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans Pop, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Blues and Gospel, get ready for a night of all the hits and the great diva classics.

Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. EST.  This week's guests include "If Loving You is Wrong" Actress, April Parker Jones. Culinary duo Butter + Brown stop by to chat about their new show on ASPIRE.  Jazz Guitarist, Eric Essix also talks to us about his new album, This Train: The Gospel Sessions.  

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