Jay Edwards

Jazz
3:54 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Hard Bop Saxophonist Rene McLean Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones Saturday Afternoon 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.

Jazz
11:38 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Rufus Reid Talks Quiet Pride, Elizabeth Catlett With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

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.

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Jazz
11:02 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Carmen Lundy Talks Jazz Vocals With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

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!

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Jazz
10:07 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Allen Toussaint Comes To ATL Fri 11/7, Checks In With Jay Edwards on Jazz Tones

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.

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Jazz
8:08 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Amina Figorava Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Amina Figarova performs at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival.
Credit 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.

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Jazz
8:54 am
Fri August 15, 2014

East African Singer-Songwriter Somi Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones Saturday 2-6p

East African vocalist and songwriter Somi embarks on a short tour next month, introducing her new record The Lagos Music Salon, which features Angelique Kidjo and Common.

She spoke with Jay Edwards about it on Jazz Tones on WCLK Saturday afternoon, August 16.

Read Somi's bio here.

You can sample and buy The Lagos Music Salon and support public radio jazz on WCLK at the same time by clicking on the image below.  Thank you.

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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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