Jazz Tones

Saturdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Jay Edwards

Jay Edwards, host, Jazz Tones
Jay Edwards, host, Jazz Tones

Jazz Tones with your host Jay Edwards features legendary and emerging artists  of mainstream, Latin and Brazilian Jazz.   Jay's goal for his audience is education and entertainment better known as "edu-tainment."  He achieves this during Jazz Tones with  interviews with composers, instumentalists, and vocalists.

Jazz Tones is an ongoing musical journey you can join every Saturday afternoon from two until six.

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Jazz
2:53 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Jay Edwards Talks With Gloria Reuben On Jazz Tones, Saturday@3pm on WCLK

Jay Edwards chats with vocalist and actor Gloria Reuben on Jazz Tones, Saturday at 3pm on 91.9 WCLK.

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Jazz
3:08 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Dafnis Prieto Sextet Brings The Latin Jazz On Triangles And Circles

Dafnis Prieto

Do you dig Latin Jazz like we do at WCLK? Drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto has an album out with his sextet, Triangles and Circles.  You can expect to hear it on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards Saturday afternoons 2p-6p, and Program Director Aaron Cohen will also be giving it a few spins throughout the week on WCLK.

You can purchase Triangles and Circles from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will support the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Gracias.

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Jazz
3:54 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Hard Bop Saxophonist Rene McLean Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones Saturday Afternoon on 91.9 WCLK

Rene McLean learned alto sax from his stepfather, the legendary Jackie McLean.  This legacy hard bop jazz artist checks in with WCLK's Jay Edwards during Jazz Tones Saturday afternoon between 2p and 6p.  Don't miss the hard bop, and don't miss this interview.

Jazz
11:38 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Rufus Reid Talks Quiet Pride, Elizabeth Catlett With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Rufus Reid is a bass player, composer, and educator whose career has endured since the mid 1970s on sides as diverse as Nancy Wilson, the Thad Jones and Mel Louis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron and many, many others.

His current project is the Grammy nominated song-cycle Quiet Pride, The Elizabeth Catlett Project, dedicated to the African American sculptor.  Be sure to listen in to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Saturday from 2p-6p to hear Jay Edwards' conversation with Reid about his art and the continuing relevance of jazz orchestral pieces.

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Jazz
11:02 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Carmen Lundy Talks Jazz Vocals With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Vocalist Carmen Lundy is familiar to WCLK listeners and members.  We're playing her new release Soul To Soul throughout the day.  This afternoon on Jazz Tones host Jay Edwards will talk with Lundy about her music and her muse.  Tune in to Jazz Tones for Carmen Lundy and all of the Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and straight ahead jazz that you can handle.

You can pick up Soul To Soul from Amazon and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on the banner below.  Thank you!

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Jazz
10:07 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Allen Toussaint Comes To ATL Fri 11/7, Checks In With Jay Edwards on Jazz Tones

The Ferst Center For The Arts at Georgia Tech presents an evening of New Orleans Jazz on Friday, November 7 featuring Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Toussaint, a musician, songwriter, and producer, is one of the most influential figures New Orleans R&B.

Tune in to Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards Saturday afternoon as he talks with Toussaint about his career, his music, and the upcoming performance at the Ferst Center.

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Jazz
8:08 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Amina Figorava Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Amina Figarova performs at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival.
Credit Erik Jacobs for NPR

Azerbaijani pianist and composer Amina Fiorava studied classical music at Baku conservatory, and studied jazz at Rotterdam and Berklee.  Her jazz compositions and tight knit ensembles have been mainstays at Newport and major jazz events worldwide.

Amina checks in with Jay Edwards on Jazz Tones Saturday, September 27  to discuss her music, her new release, and her take on our original American idiom, jazz.

Hear more Amina Fiorava from NPR music, click here.

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Jazz
11:00 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Jay Edwards Welcomes Lenny White, Letizia Gambi To Jazz Tones On WCLK

Jay Edwards was joined on Jazz Tones July 12 by both the legendary Lenny White and Letizia Gambi.

Here's what Gambi's website says by way of introduction:

INTRODUCING LETIZIA GAMBI" is the title of the debut recording by vocalist Letizia Gambi, a project conceived and developed with one of the most acclaimed musicians recording today, jazz drummer, producer, and multi Grammy Award winner, Lenny White.

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Jazz
10:23 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Jay Edwards Talks M'Boom with Joe Chambers On Jazz Tones on WCLK

Legendary drummer Joe Chambers fronts the latest iteration of Max Roach's  amazing percussion ensemble called M'Boom, appearing 6/14@8p at the Rich Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center at 8pm.

Jay Edwards on Joe Chambers:

Joe Chambers-- drummer, composer, vibraphonist and educator has performed with numerous icons in Jazz.  A native of Philadelphia and former drummer with Max Roach, Chambers appears in M'Boom. 

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11:23 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Jay Edwards Talks With Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal makes a much-anticipated return to Atlanta headlining the 2014 Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park Sunday night, May 25.  His most recent release Saturday Morning shows him to be as relevant, rhythmic and melodic as ever over the course of a career that goes back five decades.

Jamal spoke with Jay Edwards on Jazz Tones Saturday afternoon to catch up with Atlanta and talk about his upcoming Memorial Day Weekend performance.

Jay's biographical notes on Ahmad Jamal go as follows:

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