The Ferst Center For The Arts

Lena Adasheva

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."

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Arts At Tech, presenting Alonzo King Lines Ballet at the Ferst Center for The Arts on Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m.   Alonzo King returns to his home state of Georgia for the first time with his dance company and, features works of deeply rooted cultural traditions and classic ballet. Ticket information is available at 404-894-9600 or by clicking here.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK Programming comes from Arts At Tech, presenting Jazz Pianist Hiromi on November 4 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ferst Center For The Arts. This Contemporary Jazz concert features Anthony Jackson on bass and the legendary Simon Phillips on drums.  Jay Edwards, host of Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK will emcee the show.  Ticket information is available at 404-894-9600 or by clicking here.

Ariane Rousselier

Cyrille Aimee is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter-performer-chanteuse of French  and Dominican ethnic extraction who cannot be neatly pigeonholed. She interprets tunes from Stephen Sondheim to Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser.  Cyrille won the vocal contest at the  Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007 and her singing has been influenced by Gypsy music such as Django Reinhardt. Her recent release is "Let's Get Lost." I will interview Cyrille Aimee on Jazz Tones on Sunday, February 14 in advance of her Saturday, February 20 appearance at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

One of Atlanta's great family holiday traditions is the Ballethnic Dance Company's Urban Nutcracker, in performance this week November 20-23 at the Robert Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech.  This trek down Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Avenue includes ballet, tap, and other dance pieces and also reggae dolls spinning and black Russians leaping, all led by Brown Sugar.

Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Waverly T. Lucas II joined Rivablue on the Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK to talk about it:

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.

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.

Jay Edwards and Waverly T. Lucas II discuss the upcoming presentation of the Urban Nutcracker which will be at the Ferst Center For The Arts running from Nov. 21-24.