Jay Edwards

Jazz Tones Insights - Monika Herzig's Sheroes

Apr 28, 2018

On the Sunday, April 29 edition of Jazz Tones from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I'll be joined by Monika Herzig.  She is a composer, pianist, arranger, author and Head of Indiana University's Music Department.   Her recent release Sheroes is the second release of this all female international band.

Jazz Tones Insights - Dr. Lonnie Smith

Apr 21, 2018

Join me for Jazz Tones on WCLK Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. as I feature a rare opportunity to interview Dr. Lonnie Smith - organist,composer, arranger and vocalist.  He is a native of Buffalo, New York, and is considered a living legend icon. 

Insights- Vocalist René Marie

Apr 18, 2018
MaryLynn Gillaspie/Motema Music

Sunday afternoon on Jazz Tones on WCLK I had the opportunity to interview René Marie. She is a vocalist, arranger and composer. theatrical performer, and teacher. She was born in Warrenton, Virginia and neither of her parents were formally trained musicians but exposed her to Blues, R&B,classical, folk and bluegrass music. Part of René's musical philosophy has been focused on giving back. In  2010 she launched a series of vocal group sessions called Slam. Her lastest release was 2016's Sound of Red.  This was her first album of all orginal material.

Jazz Tones Insights - Lisa Hilton

Mar 11, 2018

Join me Sunday, March 11 for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.   I interview Pianist and classically-trained Composer Lisa Hilton.  Her latest release, Escapism, focuses on and savors the beauty that still surrounds us.   Lisa states that "I compose much like abstract or non-figurative painters - expressing musically and emotionally so the audience connects with the experience when songs are performed". 

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from Arts At Tech presenting Guitarist Kaki King on Saturday, March 10, 8:00 p.m. at the Ferst Center for The Arts.   King's Jazz-infused show features a guitar that transforms into a storytelling screen.

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