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Check out images of Grammy winning singer-songwriter, actress and record producer MACY GRAY from Saturday night’s Atlanta Jazz Festival. The raspy-voiced vocalist, whose rose to fame in the early 2000s, performed about a 90-minute set of her hits before a packed crowd of hundreds on the western lawn of historic Piedmont Park. The show was emceed by WCLK 91.9’s  “Morning Jazz” radio personality and author—Morris Baxter.

 

 

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK is your official station of the 40th Atlanta Jazz Festival. The list of musicians performing at this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival includes artists from every strain of the Jazz genre.  For longtime Jazz lovers, the Legends Stage is sure to be a favorite place to camp out this Memorial Day weekend.

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Don’t forget to join me this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for another exciting edition of “UPFRONT” Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.

This week I will be airing all of my exclusive coverage of this year’s Trumpet Awards, which are scheduled to air on Sunday, January 29 at 9 p.m. on Bounce. I had a blast and can’t wait to share that with you.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival returns to Piedmont Park this Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24 for three days of music, arts & culture and lots of food. Scheduled artists include Diane Schuur, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Pharoah Sanders and a special tribute to Nina Simone featuring Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter, Rhonda Thomas and Terry Harper.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will also be broadcasting live from media row on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. 

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The Atlanta screening of HBO's “Bessie” starring Queen Latifah was held last night at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The VIP event was hosted by the film’s producer Shelby Stone and the film’s star Tory Kittles. “Bessie” also features Tika Sumpter, Mo'NiqueMichael K. WilliamsKhandi Alexander and Mike Epps.

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