Midday Jazz On WCLK

Support for Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK comes from the Mayor's Office Of Cultural Affairs, presenting the Vodka and Vegan Lounge at the 42nd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Daily tickets include one vegan meal, two vodka cocktails, and VIP seating at the Oak Hill Stage. More information is available at atlantafestivals.com. Jazz 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. 

Freddie Cole called in to Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK during Midday Jazz to talk about his upcoming performance on Sunday afternoon at Southwest Arts Center in observance of the Centennial of the birth of his brother Nat King Cole. I've known Freddy Cole since the 1980s when I was at Washington DC Jazz Radio Station WDCU. Cole was close to Guitar Bill Harris, who I had befriended. When Harris fell ill, I helped produce a fundraiser and tribute show in his honor and Freddy appeared at the tribute.

YemiConga is a professional percussionist, composer and session musician. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he is a self-taught musician. He played regularly in  the church choir and by the age of 17, YemiConga moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked with Lira, Zonke Dikana and many others. YemiConga studied the business of music through an online course with The Berklee School of Music.

Join us in a Salute to Rita Graham at Cafe 290 on Wednesday, September 12. Rita Graham’s career as a jazz vocalist was jump-started when Ray Charles produced an album of lush standards for her in 1969. The album, ‘Rita Graham Vibrations’ is the only album project that Ray Charles personally produced for a single female artist on his own Tangerine Record Label.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the City of Norcross, presenting the annual Jazz In The Alley Concert Series.   Jazz In The Alley kicks off Saturday evening, June 30 with live performances by Vocalists Jae Franklin and Shameia Crawford.

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