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.
Jay Edwards is joined on Jazz Tones by Eric Person, alto and sopranosaxophone 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.
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.
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.
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.