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Join me Sunday from 3pm-7pm for Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. Sunday's special guest will be Awilda Rivera. Rivera is a retired on air announcer at WBGO in Newark, where she was on the air for over twenty years. She has hosted on weekends-- Jazz After Hours, Sunday Morning Harmony, and Latin Jazz Cruise. Awilda received the 2009 Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2012 New York People's Hall of Fame Award for fostering Latin Jazz on Radio.

Jazz Pianist Randy Weston is credited with academically linking African music to Jazz and came of age in the 1950s playing in small combos for the Riverside Label. He passed away at age 92 on September 1, and his homegoing celebration will take place Monday, September 10 at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine in New York City .

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Tune in to WCLK Sunday evening at 7pm for Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride,  from our friends at WBGO in Newark and NPR Music. This week, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter,” an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.

Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride is NPR's new flagship jazz program, co-produced by our friends at WBGO in Newark and hosted by Christian McBride.  The program airs Sundays at 7pm on 91.9 WCLK.  This weekend's program features Pianist Marcus Roberts' new ensemble Modern Jazz Generation.

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Ellis Marsalis celebrates his 80th Birthday as his son Wynton and the Lincoln Center Orchestra invite Ellis and his band to join them at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.  This live jazz celebration is featured this weekend on WCLK, Saturday at 6a and Sunday at 7p, from our friends at WGBO and NPR, heard exclusively in Atlanta on your public radio jazz station WCLK.

For more info on this performance, click here.

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