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Atlanta Jazz Festival
presents WCLK At 50

Date(s): 5/24/24
Start time: 8:00 PM
End time: 10:00 PM
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Location:

Atlanta Symphony Hall
at Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Price: $25 and up
Type: Music & Concerts

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This year WCLK Jazz 91.9 FM celebrates its golden 50th anniversary! The Atlanta Jazz Festival will honor the station and Atlanta’s fabulous community of jazz artists by presenting the concert event WCLK AT 50: Featuring Lil John Roberts with an Atlanta All-Star Band on Friday, May 24th at 8 pm at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Award-winning drummer Lil John Roberts will lead an Atlanta All-Star Band including these outstanding musicians: Phil Davis, Rodney Edge, Tres Gilbert, Derek Scott, Miguel Gaeten, Melvin Jones, Joe Gransden, Kebbi Williams, Jamel Mitchell, Mike Burton, Saunders Sermons, and Daniel Wytanis. There will be special guest performances by Kathleen Bertrand, Cleveland Jones, Rhonda Thomas, Imani Grace-Cooper, Julie Dexter, Tony Hightower, Dashill Smith, and Alexandra Jackson. As the Narrator, Jon Goode will weave in stories about the history and legacy of WCLK. Lil John Roberts serves as the concert’s Music Director. The event is Co-Produced by Jamal Ahmad, Lil John Roberts, and Ray Cornelius.

The exhilarating 90-minute musical journey will highlight some of the most endearing jazz music from the 1930s through today. Classic songs like "Maiden Voyage,” "I Got Rhythm,” "So What,” and "Take 5” will be juxtaposed by modern compositions "Watermelon Man,” "Everybody Loves The Sunshine,” "Dominoes,” and “Rise.”

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