Community Engagement
1:10 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Bluey Supports WCLK. You Can, Too. Call Pledge Central At 404-880-8807 Today

Bluey and Rivablue

Bluey from Incognito dropped by Midday Jazz with Rivablue today in advance of tonight's performance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, to show his support for 91.9 WCLK during our Spring Membership Campaign.

You can show the Power of One by calling Pledge Central at 404-880-8807, or clicking here to become a member online safely and securely.

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11:21 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Rivablue Pays Tribute To Sarah Vaughn Wed @ Cafe 290

Join Rivablue for a special evening Wednesday, February 11 at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs as the Living The Dream Series presents Jazz Interpretations: A Salute to Sarah Vaughan featuring Toni Byrd, Kemba Cofield and Gwen "Rivablue" Redding, with Kevin Osborne, keyboards, Ray McMurtry, bass and Emrah Kotan on drums.

More information is available by clicking here.

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8:06 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Rivablue Has Your Midday Jazz, 10a-2p Monday-Friday

Your workday never sounded so good, with Midday Jazz hosted by the inimitable Rivablue.  Catch Rivablue Monday-Friday 10a-2p.  Whether we're the soundtrack to your office or the balm to your lunchtime traffic, Rivablue has all of your jazz favorites.  

3:05 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Rivablue Appears In When Snow Falls, A Nat George Christmas

Nat George is joined by WCLK's own Rivablue for a special holiday performance of works by composer Arthur Turner in "When Snow Falls" Saturday evening December 6 at 7pm at the Whispers Lounge Banquet Hall, 8002 Rockbridge Road, SW, Lithonia GA 30058.

For more information about this special holiday performance featuring our own Rivablue, call 404-839-3772 or click here.

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1:37 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Ballethnic Dance Company Presents Urban Nutcracker @ Ferst Center Nov 20-23

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:

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10:05 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Rivablue & Friends Interpret Phyllis Hyman

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.

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4:41 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Eric Essix Plays Hot Jazz For A Cool Cause, Drops By To Talk With Rivablue

Eric Essix

Guitarist Eric Essix and The Kevin Griffin Band are playing Hot Jazz For A Cool Cause at the Fulton County Aviaition Community Cultural Center Saturday, October 4, from 6:30p until 10:00p.  This event is a fundraiser for the Zion Hill Community Development Corporation and will feature food and a silent auction in addition to live jazz.

Eric Essix dropped by WCLK to talk with Rivablue about the event:

If you would like information about attending this event, you can click here or call 404-766-3141.

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1:30 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

NBAF Brings Wynton Marsalis To ATL 7/25. Wynton Calls Rivablue To Talk About It

The National Black Arts Festival Proudly Presents The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Music Director Wynton Marsalis on Friday, July 25, 8:00PM, at the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Symphony Hall.  Marsalis dialed up Rivablue, host of The Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK, to talk about it.

If you would like to attand the July 25 NBAF event at Woodruff Arts Center, click here for information.

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11:08 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Rivablue Presents A Tribute To Billie Holiday

Credit William F. Gottlieb

Rivablue joins forces with Tyra Atkins, Steve Moore and Mimi Johnson to pay tribute to the immortal Billie Holiday in a special dramatic musical performance Wednesday July 9 at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs.  This tribute will include a dramatization of an evening in the life of Billie Holiday, and will feature a number of her classics, including Strange Fruit, Love For Sale, Don't Explain, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Them There Eyes, Good Morning, and God Bless The Child.

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Community Engagement
11:31 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Rivablue Remembers Dr. Maya Angelou

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.

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