Jazz Tones

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

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
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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Jazz
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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Jazz
9:35 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Dave Bass, Jazz Musician and California Deputy Attorney General, Guests on Jazz Tones

From Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards comes words--"Dave Bass is an extraordinary individual who has co-branded himself as  Deputy State Attorney General of California and a Jazz Pianist who leaves a indelible footprint in Jazz, Latin Jazz and Blues. He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston and left after few months to study with the famed Madame Margaret Charloff. He also studied composition with George Russell." 

Jay Edwards and Dave Bass will talk on Jazz Tones today about his career in jazz and as California Deputy Attorney General in Civil Rights Enforcement. 

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Jazz
11:17 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Earl Klugh Performs 4/12 @ Ferst Center Talks With Jay Edwards On JazzTones

Guitarist Earl Klugh returns to the Ferst Center For The Arts at Georgia Tech on Saturday, April 12, with a Night Of Guitars that includes solo, duo and trio performances with fellow guitarists Chuck Loeb and Norman Brown.

Klugh's latest record is Handpicked, a collection of his favorite cover songs.  Klugh and WCLK's Jay Edwards chatted recently about the record, the upcoming Atlanta performance, and his role as an artist inside and outside of jazz.

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Arts
12:55 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Wayne Shorter At 80 @ Rialto Center April 5. Shorter Talks With Jay Edwards

Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is celebrating his 80th birthday by touring with a quartet including Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, in conjunction with Shorter's new record Without A Net.  They appear at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University downtown on Saturday, April 5.

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Jazz
2:35 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Arturo Sandoval Talks With Jay Edwards In Advance of Friday's Show @ Ferst Center

Jazz Trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval called in to chat with Jay Edwards on Jazz Tones in advance of his Friday performance at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech.  Vivacious, talented and charismatic, Arturo Sandoval has traveled the world with his blend of infectious, mind-blowing jazz, winning Grammy, Billboard and Emmy awards. Born in Cuba in 1949, Sandoval is a protégé of jazz master Dizzy Gillespie and has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn.

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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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