Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the 5th Annual Alpha Derby Weekend, a series of fundraising events centered around The Kentucky Derby. Events take place May 3-5. Events will include a Kick-Off Social and Concert featuring Big Daddy Kane and Chubb Rock on Friday, May 3 at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. A Saturday Derby Day Party happens on Saturday, May 4 at the Georgia World Congress Center featuring DJ E-Clazz & Pnut.

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 Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 Jazz WCLK  on Thursday, November 8th from 11am until 3pm at the Fourth Annual Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson. Rivablue will be broadcasting live, bringing MIdday Jazz on WCLK to the festivities, taking place in the airport's Domestic Terminal Atrium. Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson will feature food, desserts, and sampling from restaurants around the airport. People attending this event will not need to book a flight or go through security.

Spivey Hall continues its jazz series with the incomparable Regina Carter Quartet on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Los Angeles Times calls her “a talented, charismatic player who is almost singlehandedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument.” Time Magazine says, “Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daring.”