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In your car, home or office - tune into Midday Jazz with Rivablue, weekdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM for mainstream Jazz fused with familiar tunes, standards, vocals and Atlanta-based Jazz artists. Rivablue is your companion in the office or making it across town in traffic in the middle of your busy day.


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In your car, home or office - tune into Midday Jazz with Rivablue, weekdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM for mainstream Jazz fused with familiar tunes, standards, vocals and Atlanta-based Jazz artists. Rivablue is your companion in the office or making it across town in traffic in the middle of your busy day.




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Surviving Coronavirus--Stan Bryant, Unity Jazz Foundation

I recently spoke with Stan Bryant on Midday Jazz on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. Stan L. Bryant formed the Unity Jazz Foundation in 2014. It's a 501c3 nonprofit organization offering endowments, scholarships and awards to students seeking a career in the arts. As part of their work, Unity Jazz Foundation promotes concerts that have featured local and world renowned musicians including pianist, organist Doug Carn, vocalist Julie Dexter, Kam Showers, The Neo Renaissance Jazz Orchestra, Cedric Young and the...


February 8: Special Edition of CAU Now Features CAU President Dr. George T. French, Jr.

Earlier this week Dr. George T. French, Jr., president, Clark Atlanta University, stopped by Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK to chat live with Rivablue on Midday Jazz. Dr. French talked about upcoming Founders' Week activities, his inaugural events and, goals and agenda for Clark Atlanta University in the times to come. Join us Saturday, February 8 at 8:30 a.m. for a special edition of CAU Now as we re-broadcast this informative interview.


Atlanta Jazz Festival Presents Vodka And Vegan Lounge, Milkshake Drops By To Talk With Rivablue

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.


April 14: Nat King Cole Celebration Features Freddy Cole--He Talks About It With Rivablue

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...


June 23: Dave Koz At Wolf Creek Amphitheater, Talks With Rivablue

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Wolf Creek Amphitheater, presenting an evening of Smooth Jazz with the Dave Koz Summer Horns Tour at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Wolf Creek. Koz and Albright will be joined by Richard Elliott, Rick Braun and Pieces of A Dream. This event is hosted by MC Lightfoot. Food, drinks and coolers are welcomed. More information about this performance including tickets is available at Ticketmaster outlets, the Wolf Creek Amphitheater Box Office...


May 26: AJF Late Night Jazz Jam Features Russell Gunn, Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office Of Cultural Affairs presenting the 41st Atlanta Jazz Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 26 - 27 at Piedmont Park. On Saturday night, May 26, you can attend the Late Night Jazz Jam Concert Featuring Russell Gunn and The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra. The event takes place at 10:00 p.m. at Park Tavern, 500 10th Street NE. More information on the Atlanta Jazz Festival, including tickets for the Late Night...


January 27: Fashioning A Nation: A CAU Perspective

Clark Atlanta University presents Fashioning A Nation: A CAU Perspective, on Saturday, January 27 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall of the Thomas W. Cole, Jr. Research Center for Science and Technology. This event will feature a special presentation in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, original artwork by CAU students, and a live performance by the CAU Jazz Orchestra. More information is available by clicking here . CAU First Lady Irene Oakley Johnson...


January 13: Tivon Pennicott Quartet Plays Spivey Hall * Talks Performance w/ Rivablue

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University presents for one night only the Tivon Pennicott Quartet on Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. The quartet features Marietta Native, Tivon Pennicott on tenor saxophone along with Sullivan Fortner on piano. Pennicott is a two time Grammy Award winner, and has performed and recorded with Kenny Burrell, Esperanza Spaulding and Gregory Porter. This is his first Spivey Hall appearance. The show will be hosted by WCLK's Mark Angel.


The True Story of Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor's 'This Christmas'

Last Christmas I had a fascinating conversation with Nadine McKinnor. You may not have heard of McKinnor, but you have probably heard Donny Hathaway's This Christmas , a holiday soul classic that has been covered by many including The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan, Usher, Spyro Gyra, Cee Lo Green and many others. Hathaway co-wrote the song with Nadine McKinnor when he was recording as Donnie Pitts. It's been called the best holiday song written by...


Rivablue Talks w/ Vanessa Rubin About Hammonds House Benefit

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta' Historic West End. The Hammonds House will presents its 2017 Benefit Concert Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College. This year's event features an Evening With Vanessa Rubin and The Gary Motley Trio. The concert is made possible by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Looking for tickets? You can find them by clicking on the Hammonds House...


November 3: Postive Growth Inc Celebrates 20 Years, Talks About It With Rivablue

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by Positive Growth Inc., celebrating 20 years of service with an awards ceremony and evening of Jazz and entertainment featuring Comedian Griff, Jazz Vocalist Julie Dexter, and Jazz Trumpeter Joey Sommerville. This event happens Friday, November 3 at 6pm at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center in Decatur. Ticket information is available here . Julie Dexter, Joey Sommerville and Positive Growth Inc CEO Joseph T. Arnold joined...


Mike Phillips Drops By Midday Jazz, Talks Wade Ford-Mable House Concert Saturday

Sax man Mike Phillips dropped by Midday Jazz with Rivablue to talk about his music and Saturday's Wade Ford Concert Series event at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre, which also features Loose Ends and Kindred The Family Soul. Music begins at 6pm Saturday. Ticket information can be found here .


Rivablue Talks w/ George Benson About The Sunset Jazz Festival * August 19 Chastain

Rivablue, host, Midday Jazz talked with Jazz Legend George Benson about his appearance Saturday night, August 19, as part of the Sunset Jazz Festival at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. On the bill with George is: Boney James, Regina Belle and Will Downing who doubles as host. The Sunset Jazz Festival begins at 6:00 p.m. Ticket information can be found by clicking here .


Rivablue Talks w/ Freddie Cole About Atlanta Jazz Festival * 40 Days Of Jazz

Jazz Singer and Pianist, Freddie Cole dropped by Midday Jazz with Rivablue to discuss the 40th Atlanta Jazz Festival and Atlanta's 40 Days of Jazz. Freddie Cole plays the Legends Stage of the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. Jazz 91.9 WCLK is the Official Station of the 40th Atlanta Jazz Festival , an annual musical showcase that celebrates the legacy of Jazz. In addition, the Festival features up-and-coming Contemporary Jazz artists. The Atlanta Jazz...


April 15: SF Jazz Collective Plays Miles Davis At Ferst Center, Robin Eubanks Talks With Rivablue

Support for WCLK programming comes from Arts At Tech, presenting SF Jazz Collective. This eight member group performs their contemporary, straight-ahead take on the music of Miles Davis on Saturday, April 15 at the Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech. They will also play original compositions. WCLK Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards will be hosting this event. Information on tickets is available at 404-894-9600 or click here .


November 12: Christian Sands Trio At Spivey Hall, Hosted By Mark Angel

Spivey Hall, a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK, presents Jazz Pianist, Christian Sands on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Sands will perform with Dezron Douglas on bass and Marcus Baylor on drums. Sands has worked with Oscar Peterson, Dr. Billy Taylor and Christian McBride, among others. Spivey Hall is located on the campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, GA just 10 minutes south of the Perimeter off of I-75. This event will be hosted by WCLK's Mark Angel. Click here for more...


WCLK's Jamal Ahmad to host 'Friday Jazz at the High' featuring Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo

Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad tonight at the High Museum of Art for another edition of Friday Jazz at the High. This month's special musical guest includes Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo. It all begins at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo will perform covers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Big Maybelle, Percy Mayfield, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Freddie King, Jimmy Hall, The Allman Brothers, The Band and many others. Attendees will...


Rivablue Talks With Scotty Barnhart About Basie, Davis, Marsalis, Velvet Note Weekend Performances

Scotty Barnhart is an acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, leader, composer, educator and author. He has put in over 20 years in the Count Basie Orchestra and is now its leader. He's in town this weekend playing Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 at The Velvet Note in Alpharetta. The performances are themed A Tribute To Miles Davis, an event featuring Barnhart and his combo's interpretation of great mid-period Miles Davis songs. Barnhart is a native Atlantan and a great guy. He stopped by Jazz...


Rivablue Talks With Regina Belle In Advance Of The June 24 Concert

Rivablue talked with Songstress Regina Belle during Midday Jazz on Thursday, June 23. Rivablue spoke with Regina about her performance at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 42nd Anniversary Benefit Concert on Friday, June 24, 8:00 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Click here to get your tickets to the concert which will also include performances by Jonathan Butler and Peabo Bryson. In addition to talks about the concert, Belle talked about her latest project, The Day Life Began . Listen to the...


Rivablue Talks With Regina Bells In Advance Of The June 24 Concert

Rivablue talked with Songstress Regina Belle during Midday Jazz on Thursday, June 23. Rivablue spoke with Regina about her performance at the Jazz 91.9...