midday jazz swing

One of Atlanta's great family holiday traditions is the Ballethnic Dance Company's Urban Nutcracker, in performance this week November 20-23 at the Robert Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech.  This trek down Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Avenue includes ballet, tap, and other dance pieces and also reggae dolls spinning and black Russians leaping, all led by Brown Sugar.

Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Waverly T. Lucas II joined Rivablue on the Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK to talk about it:

Rivablue & Friends Interpret Phyllis Hyman

Nov 8, 2014

WCLK's Midday Jazz Swing Host Rivablue will be joined by vocalists Kemba Cofield and JeanIsJasmine for an interpretation of the music of the late great Phyllis Hyman, in an event that is happening at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs on Wednesday November 12.  They will be joined by Kevin Osborn on keys, Ray McMurty on bass and drummer Emrah Kotan.

Rivablue: Phyllis Hyman was a singer, songwriter, and actress.  Her songs were filled with passion and emotion.  Everybody loved her.  The way she would interpret the lyrics to any song would captivate an audience.

Rivablue Remembers Dr. Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Rivablue, host of The Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK, interviewed Dr. Maya Angelou on air in February, in advance of one of Dr. Angelou's final public appearances.  She shares her thoughts on what is a difficult day for her and for many of us around the world who have been inspired by Angelou:

As I received the news of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing I struggled to hold back the tears. I was going on the air in less than 3 minutes.

Rivablue Has Your Midday Jazz

Jan 2, 2014

Join Rivablue for the best jazz and a lift for your work day on the Midday Jazz Swing, 10a-2p Monday through Friday online and on the air at 91.9 FM WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.

Ray Cornelius

Hillgrove High School students participated in Jazz in the Classroom yesterday featuring jazz vocalist Janis Siegel. The two-hour program chronicles Jazz history and its significance to pop, R&B and hip-hop music. The assembly was presented on behalf of Cobb Energy Centre’s Foundation ArtsBridge program and Atlanta’s jazz station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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