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Scotty Barnhart

Scotty Barnhart is an acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, leader, composer, educator and author. He has put in over 20 years in the Count Basie Orchestra and is now its leader. He's in town this weekend playing Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27  at The Velvet Note in Alpharetta.   The performances are themed A Tribute To Miles Davis, an event featuring Barnhart and his combo's interpretation of great mid-period Miles Davis songs.  

Lenna Davis Photography

Come one, come all--I'll be hosting Sunday, August 21, 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Red Oak Church located at 4710 Washington Road in College Park, GA as Dr. Bill Freeman presents A Jazz Concert “The Music Of A Man.”   In 1973, Dr. Bill Freeman left the music scene to answer the call of ministry and the Gospel, but his passion for Jazz has always remained. Influenced by Pianists Art Tatum and Earl “Bud” Powell,  Dr. Freeman enjoys playing multiple instruments including guitar, organ, saxophone and piano.

Jon B is a talented singer, songwriter and producer who over the years has worked with artists including Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Color Me Badd and Babyface.  He's appearing as part of the Wade Ford Hot Fun In The Summertime Concert on Saturday, August 13, 6:00 p.m. at Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre.  He will share the stage with Marion Meadows and Nick Colionne.  Jon B rang up WCLK's Rivablue to talk about it.

For more information about Jon B, click here.

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!

Regina Belle

Rivablue  talked with Songstress Regina Belle during Midday Jazz on Thursday, June 23.   Rivablue spoke with Regina about her performance at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 42nd Anniversary Benefit Concert on  Friday, June 24, 8:00 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  Click here to get your tickets to the concert which will also include performances by Jonathan Butler and Peabo Bryson.

Ray Cornelius

Thank to the ‪#‎SteelCityJazzFestival‬.   I had a great time with my ‪#‎Jazz‬ 91.9 ‪#‎WCLK‬ family  and all our members who rode with us on the Steel City Express to Birmingham, AL on June 4.  Thanks to Ray Cornelius for the great photography.  Great performances by Janel Bush @athenarenee1 ‪#‎RickBraun‬ ‪#‎KirkWhalum‬ ‪#‎NormanBrown‬ ‪#‎Maysa‬ ‪#‎Maze‬ ‪#‎FrankieBeverly‬ ‪#Birmingham ‪#Alabama

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.

Steel City Jazz Festival 2016 is upon us, three days of amazing music in Linn Park in Birmingham, AL.  The performance line up will include a list of artists you hear all the time on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.

Mark Angel, host, Saturday Afternoon Jazz is conductor on the WCLK Steel City Express, taking a group of Jazz 91.9 WCLK supporters to experience the festival on Saturday, June 4. One of Saturday's featured artists is Maysa Leak.   Maysa took time out to talk about her upcoming Steel City performance with Rivablue.  Listen to the interview by clicking the play icon below:

Breman Museum

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from the Breman Museum, celebrating Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz by featuring The King of Swing: A Night of Benny Goodman.  The Sunday, May 15 concert will feature Joe Gransden's Big Band and a special guest,  Clarinetist Allan Vaché, bringing to life Benny Goodman's crowd-pleasing hits. 

Clark Atlanta University Guild will present the 23rd Annual Jazz Under The Stars featuring Grammy-nominated Soul/Jazz Vocalist Maysa Leak, the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra and the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble on Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.   (Gates open at 6:00 p.m. • Rain or Shine). Maysa Leak checked in with Rivablue this morning on Midday Jazz on WCLK to talk about this upcoming performance, and her career and influences.

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