Jazz Tones

Sundays from 3:00 PM until 7:00 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 Sunday afternoon from three until seven.

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Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.,  I'll talk with Grammy-nominated  Composer-Pianist, Vijay Iyer. He will be performing with his trio as part of the Arts At Tech program at the Robert Ferst Center on the Georgia Tech campus on Friday, February 17.  

Iyer's Trio consists of himself on piano, Tyshawn Sorels on drums and Stephan Crump on bass.  Iyer has been voted The Downbeat Magazine Artist Of The Year three times, and he  is a MacArthur Fellow and a former Doris Duke performing artist.  Iyer was recently appointed as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in the Department of Music at Harvard University. His recent ECM release A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke is a collaboration  with long time colleague Wadada Leo Smith that the Los Angeles Times called "haunting, meditative and transportive."

Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I will interview Brandi Disterheft, a contrabassist and vocalist who sings in French and English.  Disterheft was lauded by the late Oscar Peterson, who said "she is what we call serious." A Canadian who has captivated audiences globally and has played Carnegie Hall, Brandi began performing in her teens with her mother, a pianist and Hammond B-3  organist from Chicago.  

Guitarist Mark Whitfield On Jazz Tones

Jan 21, 2017

Join me Sunday, January 22 for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  I will be interviewing Guitarist Mark Whitfield.  Whitfield is a native of New  Jersey who attended Boston's prestigious Berklee  College of Music. After graduation he did not waste anytime launching his career in Jazz. He has collaborated with many  legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Art Blakey and Ray Charles.

Jazz Education Network Conference 2017

Jan 18, 2017

The Eighth Annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference celebrated 100 years of recorded Jazz in New Orleans, January 4-7.   JEN President, Caleb Chapman stated that the conference provides clinics, panels, exhibits and lectures including conference performances.   The purpose of this Jazz organization is to forge Jazz advocacy and Jazz education for this generation and those that follow.

A litany of Jazz elite attended including:  Carmen Bradford, vocalist; Professor James Patterson of Clark Atlanta University; Kirk Whalum; Sean Jones, trumpeter;  Dr. Trieniece Robinson- Martin, executive  director of The African American Jazz Caucus;  and, Branford, Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis, to name a few.

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming, presents Jazz Vocalist Tammy McCann on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.   McCann will be joined by Tom Vaitsas on piano, Mimi Jones on bass, and Clif Wallace on drums. “Classically trained but steeped in the sounds and rituals of Chicago jazz,” vocalist Tammy McCann finds “new tones and colors, fresh shadings and tints in an instrument that already ranks among the most alluring in jazz,” commanding a “luxuriant, supple, larger-than life” voice “that inspires wonder” (Chicago Tribune).

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