Jay Edwards

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.

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. 

Jay Edwards Talks With Ahmad Jamal

May 17, 2014

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:

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Butler Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

May 18, 2013

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.

Eric Person On Jazz Tones

Apr 13, 2013

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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