Jay Edwards

Insights - Nicholas Payton

Feb 19, 2017
Paytone

Sunday, February 19, on Jazz Tones on Wclk.com (3P.M. - 7P.M. EST), I will interview multi-instrumentalist and Grammy award-winner, Nicholas Payton.  It is interesting to note that he rejects the word Jazz to describe his music, preferring Black American Music instead. P ayton has played multiple instruments all along, taking advantage of his father's position as a school band instructor.

Insights - Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Feb 18, 2017
FAS Arts Management

Listen to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Sunday, February 19  bwetween  3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST as I interview Balé Folclórico da Bahia Founder Walson Botelho.   Botelho and Ninha Reis established Brazil's only professional folk dance company in 1988.   This 38 member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers have a prestigious reputation globally under the artistic direction of José Carlos Arandiba.

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."

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.

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