Cafe 290

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.

Rivablue presents 2nd Wednesdays at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs. The August edition of 2nd Wednesdays will be August 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.  We are paying tribute to the Blues with live performances featuring:   The fiery and sultry sounds of recording artist "Maleke O'Ney," Psychedelic Blues Guitarist "HottSoss" and yours truly, Rivablue accompanied by special guest [and John Lee Hooker protege] Leroy Redding!

Join me for Second Wednesday Jazz at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs on June 8, 7:00 p.m. as I'm joined by #baSSus, featuring Cellist-Composer Arpenik and Bassoonist, Singer, Composer Cinnamon Denise.  We'll feature some famous songs rearranged.  Cafe 290 is located at 290 Hilderbrand Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30328.

D. B. King

Jazz 91.9 WCLK proudly presents Second Wednesdays: Shades of Blue at Cafe 290, 290 Hilderbrand Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30328.    I'll be your host for the evening as I'm joined by some of Atlanta's most incredible musicians and vocalists.  Wednesday night, April 13, as part of Jazz Appreciation Month we're presenting a tribute to Natalie Cole, featuring Toni Byrd, Sierra Natalie, Karen Bryant, Tony Hightower and yours truly.

Come hear and experience the sounds of Afro Jazz with YemiConga and friends at Cafe 290 Wednesday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. for the latest edition of Shades of Blue.  I'll host a musical tribute to Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba . It’s an Afro Jazz Explosion with percussive sounds and voices.  

In the 1950’s Hugh Masekela co –led a  group with Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and Saxophonist Kippie Maeketsi. Together they fused the sounds of Africa with Be-bop. Masekela wrote many songs in protest of apartheid and poverty in South Africa.

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