Jay Edwards

February 11: Jazz Tones Insights - Eric Wyatt

Feb 11, 2018

Tune into Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m. as I feature the straight ahead music of Eric Wyatt.   Wyatt is blazing his own trail on his new release Look to the Sky.   It is his debut for the Whaling City Sound label. The Brooklyn born saxman is the godson of saxophone collossus Sonny Rollins. Wyatt's playing is both harmonic and creative in the style of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Rollins.

Jazz Tones Insights - Miguel Zenon

Jan 20, 2018
Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist

Join me on Jazz Tones at Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday, January 21 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  I'll be joined by Miguel Zenon who is a multiple Grammy nominee, Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowship award recipient. He is also an alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader, producer and educator. As the founding member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective and the Miguel Zenon Quartet, he has performed as a sideman with such notables as Bobby Hutcherson, Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez and Antonio Sanchez. The Miguel Zenon Quartet will appear at the Robert Ferst Center at Georgia Tech University on Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 pm.

Jazz Tones Insights - Jazz Congress 2018

Jan 11, 2018

I will watch and report back to Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners as I attend The 2018 Inaugural Jazz Congress on January 11 and 12 in New York City.   This event, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jazz Times, is designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global Jazz community.  

Sunday, December 3 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.,  I will interview award-winning vocalist Michelle Coltrane.   She is the daughter of John and Alice Coltrane, and was born in Paris, France.   Michelle  is an internationally respected vocalist, bandleader and DJ. Michelle's first recording was  I Think of You which  won a YES  Award, and was a collaboration of contemporary music with composer Scott Hiltzik.   Her recent release  Awakening features her singing versions of her father's songs.  It features My Favorite Things, Moments Notice and nine other songs on the BluJazz label.

Join me for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday, November 26 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I'll be interviewing Trey Clegg who is a member of the First Congregational Church of Atlanta.  He is one of the country's brightest talents in the field of organ performance and is active as a recitalist, vocal coach and conductor of the Trey Clegg Singers. Their mission is to inspire the passion for reconciliation, equity and harmony. The Trey Clegg Singers' "Festival Sounds of the Season" concert will be performed at the Martin Luther King Jr.

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