Midday Jazz

Weekdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
  • Hosted by Rivablue

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.

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.

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.

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.

Join me and special guests including Ragan Whiteside, Sweet Lu Olutosin, North '2UNES' Woodall, Phil Adair, and Che G. Marshall on Wednesday, April 12 at Cafe 290 for a special performance celebrating the music of Al Jarreau and Dave Valentin. Al Jarreau made his debut recording on Reprise Records in 1975 with “We Got By”  and “Moonlighting was the theme song to the ABC comedy crime drama of the same name, which ran from 1985 to 1989. Al Jarreau is the only vocalist to win Grammy Awards in three different categories jazz, pop, and R&B. He was born Alwin Lopez Jarreau, and he started singing early in the church and continued through college. He worked as a rehabilitation counselor and first appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. He was known as the “Acrobat of Scat” for his bebop vocal style called vocalese.  Following a long and illustrious career, in early February 2017, Al Jarreau cancelled tour dates and announced that he would be retiring. Unfortunately Al Jarreau died on February 12, 2017.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta, presenting Grammy-winning Saxophonist, Eric Marienthal for one night only Thursday, January 12. Marienthal has played with George Duke, Ramsey Lewis and The Rippingtons, among many others.

Information on tickets to Eric Marienthal's Thursday night appearance can be found here.

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