Jazz Tones

Saturdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Hosted by Jay Edwards

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.

Expansive Jazz Vocalist Aimee Allen was born and raised in Pittsburgh and has embraced and had an interest in jazz since childhood. Aimee's fourth and most recent release CD Matter of Time debuted in May. The album is a exciting collection of Aimee's new compositions and unconventional interpretations of standards. The CD features Romero Lubambo Guitar, Francios Moutin Bass, Toru Dodo Piano, Jacob Melchor Drums.

This past July she performed in Paris where she started her first vocal group Les Boss Novices after graduating from The Sorbonne.

Brian Callahan

I caught up  with Mack Avenue recording artist Christian McBride following his Labor Day Weekend performance at the Detroit  Jazz Festival 2015, and we talked on JazzTones.  Christian was performing with The Mack Avenue Super Band an  All Star Ensemble of Bandleaders. He expressed that he was elated to perform with the Super Band and musicians including Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, Alto Sax Tia Fuller, Sax Kirk Whalum, Vibraphonist Gary Burton, Drummer Carl Allen and Christian as the Musical Director and Bassist.

Joe Winchester

Join Jay Edwards for Jazz Tones on WCLK Saturdays from 2p-6p as he creates the mainstream and latin jazz soundtrack to your afternoon. Jay is joined this week by Master Percussionist Sammy Figueroa.

Jay Edwards is your host for the best in mainstream jazz and latin-influenced music on Jazz Tones on WCLK, Saturday afternoons from 2p-6p. Jay will be joined Saturday by vocalist Eugenie Jones to talk about her music and her career.

For more information about Eugenie Jones, click here.

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

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.

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!

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.

Amina Figorava Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Sep 27, 2014
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.