Erroll Garner-Nightconcert

Sep 2, 2018

Errol Garner was a Jazz pianist and composer who inspired his audience and transcended genre. He emerged from Pittsburgh's George Westinghouse High School, as did Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal. He left us too soon in 1977 aged only 53, and in many ways is lost to contemporary Jazz listeners. Marcus Roberts may come close at times to the amazing keyboard touch of Garner.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Roshawn, a single mother who found herself homeless and luckily received support from The Nicholas House.  I also speak with Dennis Bowman, the executive director of The Nicholas House. 

Roshawn explains that she became homeless after a family member who provided her with a place to live was evicted. Her family then moved into an extended stay facility. This option proves to be exceptionally expensive, with monthly rates sometimes more than rent or a mortgage. 

Join us for The CheckUp With Dr. Courtney M. Shelton, MD Saturday morning at 8:30 for a thought provoking discussion about plant-based diets. In this case Dr. Shelton is joined by Bridgette Humphrey of the "Electric Girls." They are spreading the word about an alkaline based "electric" vegan diet. To find out more about the Electric Girls, click here.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge, home of the Suite Jazz Series. Presenting this Thursday night August 30 for one show only, Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa along with the Suite Jazz Band. Kashiwa was a member of the Rippingtons, including touring with them on their 20th Anniversary Tour, and has many records out as a solo artist. His most recent release Let It Ride features Russ Freeman, David Benoit, the late great Chuck Loeb and Spyro Gyra's Tom Schuman. Suite Food Lounge doors open 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

Saturday on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Glen Simmonds, founder of the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival taking place on Sunday, September 2nd at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.  Glen explains why this event is a must for anyone who appreciates the culture of the Caribbean. In fact if you didn't get to the Caribbean this year, a short trip to the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival will make you think you're in the islands.