Rialto Center For The Arts

On the Sunday, April 17 edition of Jazz Tones I will interview Cecile McLorin Salvant, who will be playing live at Rialto Center for Arts at Georgia State on Saturday, April 23.   Salvant won the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition.   She was born and raised in Miami.   Cecile's ethnicity stems from a Haitian  father and French mother.  She lived in France and studied law as well as classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory.  Cecile performs her own unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded Jazz and Blues compositions.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK welcomes the Valentine Love concert to the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State, February 14 featuring Bassist and Vocalist, Michael Henderson along with the Dramatics Vocalist, Jean Carne.  Michael Henderson is best known for his bass playing with Mile Davis in the early '70s as well as R&B/Soul hits such as Valentine Love (for which the concert is themed) and You Are My Starship (recorded with Norman Connors).   Many of his bass riffs have inspired players seeking the fat, deep grooves of the Motown sound.

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta

The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta celebrates 25 years of providing a cultural and creative outlet for African American Youth with their Taste of YEA fundraising event Saturday evening August 8 at the Rialto Center for The Performing Arts at Georgia State University downtown.

This years' event will feature performances by the ensemble, as well as a special tribute and All That You Are Award to Wendy Raquel Robinson.

Savion Glover appears this weekend as part of the National Black Arts Festival. The Sole Sanctuary performance takes place Sunday, July 19 at 6pm at Georgia State University's Rialto Center For The Arts. Glover will perform and lead a conversatoin as he honors his mentors Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as discussing the history of tap.

WCLK's Jamal Ahmad spoke with Glover about the performance.

National Black Arts Festival Welcomes Savion Glover

“SoLe Sanctuary”


Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is celebrating his 80th birthday by touring with a quartet including Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, in conjunction with Shorter's new record Without A Net.  They appear at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University downtown on Saturday, April 5.