Rivablue

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.

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.

Happy Birthday Billie Holiday

Apr 7, 2016
William Gottlieb/Library of Congress

Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA.   For Billie, music was a part of her life and about her life.  Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her collaborator Lester Young, she failed an audition at Smalls Jazz Club in Harlem as a teenager because she didn't know in which key to sing. "Just pick one," she said.  Her vocal style was unlike any other -- slow, sexual and improvisational. She would not sing a song the same way twice, often changing tempos.

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.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents Shades of Blue with Rivablue, second Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. at Cafe 290.  Rivablue will host an evening of Jazz fused with her musical interludes and feature performances by some of Atlanta's most incredible musicians.  On Wednesday, February 10, Jazz Vocalist Cinnamon Denise will perform.  

Cinnamon Denise stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk about her artistic journey.

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