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
12:47 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards Talks Jazz Roots With Count Basie Jazz Orchestra Director Scotty Barnhart

Scotty Barnhart, Atlanta native, author and Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Florida State University, is also the the Director of the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra, which performs Wednesday evening as part of the Jazz Roots Series at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  He called in to chat with Jay Edwards, jazz educator and host of Jazz Tones, Saturdays 2p-6p on WCLK.

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Jazz
10:15 am
Sat May 18, 2013

Jonathan Butler Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Jonathan Butler is in town May 22 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center as part of the Jazz Roots Series, performing with David Sanborn.  The South African guitar and vocal artist is known across the globe for his music and his spirituality.

Jay Edwards will talk with Butler about his music, his influences, and what fans and newbies alike can expect at the May 22 performance.

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Jazz
7:47 am
Sat April 13, 2013

Eric Person On Jazz Tones

Jay Edwards is joined on Jazz Tones by Eric Person, alto and soprano saxophone player and leader of Meta-Four and Metamorphosis. Since coming to New York City in 1982, Person has performed with a who's who list of legends on the jazz and rock scene.

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Jazz
9:33 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Jay Edwards Salutes Hugh Masekela On Jazz Tones

In advance of Hugh Masekela's performance tonight at The Rialto Center For the Performing Arts downtown,  Jay Edwards will be focusing on the South African horn player, composer, singer and legend on Jazz Tones between 2p-6p.

Masekela celebrated his 74th birthday this weekend.  Tickets are still available, check here for more information.

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Jazz
9:54 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Jay Edwards Previews Atlanta Jazz Festival Exclusively On Jazz Tones

Drummer E. C.  Coleman will be a featured performer at Atlanta's upcoming annual Jazz Festival.  He'll stop by on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards this afternoon. 

In between you can be sure to hear the greatest and the latest in mainstream jazz and latin rhythms that will put pep in your step on your Saturday.

Don't miss today's musical journey on Jazz Tones, 2p-6p Saturday afternoons on Jazz 91.9 FM, The Jazz Of The City.

Atlanta Jazz Festival information here.

Arts
2:01 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play

Jay Edwards Hosts Jazz Tones On WCLK Saturdays 2-6p

Jay Edwards chatted with playwright and musician Jacqueline Clay Chester on Jazz Tones Saturday.  Ms. Chester's play A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play,  will be performed  at the Southwest Arts Center March 15-17 at 8pm.

Chester's play suggests its plot in the title, with Malcom's ghost appearing in the White House and the conversation that ensues between these two transformative African American leaders.

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Politics
12:35 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Amiri Baraka Stops By WCLK To Discuss Du Bois, The Movement, Django Unchained

Amiri Baraka is one of the most recognized and lauded writers and poets of his generation, and one of the most widely respected and published African American writers this side of James Baldwin.

Baraka was in Atlanta and at Clark Atlanta University for the CAU History Department's W. E. B. Du Bois and the Wings Of Atlanta 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference.

Baraka stopped in to chat with Jay Edwards about the challenges faced by all of those in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.

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Jazz
10:50 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Nnenna Freelon Is Lena Horne @ Ferst Center, Talks With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Nnenna Freelon

Captivating jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon celebrates Lena Horne in an evening of song and story set against the backdrop of Lena Horne’s 92-year life and legacy. The recipient of numerous international honors, Freelon has earned a global fan base for her performances and recordings.  Freelon is at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech Saturday night, February 23 at 8pm.

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Arts
8:32 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Jazz Education Network 4th Annual Conference In Atlanta Jan 2-5

Wycliffe Gordon and the Army Blues, performing Friday night, January 4 as part of the Jazz Education Network Conference @ Hyatt Regency Peachtree Center.
Credit http://www.wycliffegordon.com/

The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences.  Their annual conferences bring together musicians, students, educators and jazz authorities for four days of performances, seminars and informal opportunities for those just starting out in jazz music to mingle and learn from those who have made a lifetime of it.

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