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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maya Angelou is the honored guest and keynote speaker for the Women 2 Women Conference: Intergenerational Lessons and Legacies. The conference takes place March 1 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Dr. Angelou took the time to chat with Rivablue recently. You can listen to that interview on demand below.
This day-long conference will convene women from across generations; empower attendees to transform their lives, and be a catalyst for change in the home, community and workplace.