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Coming Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m., the Music, Worship & Arts Ministry of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roswell presents Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis in a historic one night only performance, "One Blessed Night":  An Evening of Gospel Jazz. What a way to usher in the Christmas season as the veteran artist returns to his first love, Gospel.   A pianist and composer long known for his Jazz work, Ramsey Lewis reconnects with Gospel music for a new CD, With One Voice.

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Spivey Hall, a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK, presents Jazz Pianist, Christian Sands on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.  Sands will perform with Dezron Douglas on bass and Marcus Baylor on drums. Sands has worked with Oscar Peterson, Dr. Billy Taylor and Christian McBride, among others.  Spivey Hall is located on the campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, GA  just 10 minutes south of the Perimeter off of I-75.  This event will be hosted by WCLK's Mark Angel.

Join Rivablue, host, Midday Jazz and Mark Angel, host, Saturday Afternoon Jazz and Jazz 91.9 WCLK in the Atrium of the Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the second annual Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson on Wednesday, November 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  This is an amazing opportunity to sample food, desserts and beverages from some of the vast array of dining establishments located inside the world’s busiest airport.

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Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist, Nnenna Freelon will perform a special selection of songs with her Jazz trio in tribute to female Jazz vocalists on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. The event is part of activities for the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) and takes place at Georgia State's Rialto Center for the Arts. 

 

Support for WCLK Programming comes from Hillside International Truth Center, presenting Jazz On The Hill with Vocalist Theresa Hightower on Saturday, September 17 from 6pm-9pm outdoors at this venue, which is located at 2450 Cascade Road in Atlanta. The evening will include a mix of classic and contemporary jazz and is hosted by WCLK Midday Jazz Host Rivablue. Picnic baskets are allowed and the event is open to the public. More information about Jazz On The Hill is available by clicking here.

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK Midday Jazz Hostest with the mostest Rivablue celebrates 10 years behind the Jazz 91.9 microphones with a special Second Wednesday's Jazz Jam performance Wednesday, September 14 at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs, GA. Riva will be joined by Karen Bryant and Latosha Brown with Edwin Williams on bass and Kevin Dewberry on drums. There will be special guests.  Join us in raising a toast to the lady who keeps Atlanta's midday jazzy and soulful. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

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.  

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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!

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