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Join Dr. Alduan Tartt Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. on 91.9 WCLK for the March edition of Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt.   He and his guests will talk about the ‘business’ of relationships.   Why do men tend to isolate from one another instead of asking for help in business and life?   Why do women compete with each other instead of cooperating?

NEW MUSIC: Blue Monday By Letizia Gambi

Mar 7, 2016

Letizia Gambi is a Napolese Jazz vocalist who has picked up a series of major fans over recent years, including Sting and legendary Drummer Lenny White (Return To Forever), who has collaborated with her on two records, the latest of which is called Blue Monday.  Blue Monday  includes White and legendary Bassist Ron Carter. The songs are the record include originals and Jazz classics from the likes of Miles Davis, as well as Jazz standards like Sweet Georgia Brown and But Not For Me.

Snarky Puppy, fresh from winning the  GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Instrumental for the Silva EP, is out with Family Dinner Volume Two, a long live set that includes guests as diverse as Salif Keita and David Crosby.  They also work out with New Orleans musicians including Terrence Blanchard, Ivan Neville and Jason Marsalis, among others. This music also exists as a documentary film of the performances by the same name.

Join Jay Edwards For Jazz Tones Sundays At 3:00 PM

Feb 27, 2016

If you miss Jazz Tones, Sundays from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, you miss a lot.  Last Sunday, February 21,  I featured an interview with Dee Daniels,  a versatile Jazz, Blues and Symphonic pop vocalist who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a four octave range and has released  several top Jazz and Blues records.  Dee's  recent release is Intimate Conversations. I first became aware of Dee Daniels when she was featured on  a compilation from the Woman In Jazz of South Florida compilation.

Georgia-born Songstress, Lizz Wright, has been wooing audiences for over 13 years since her debut "Salt". Her soulful, bluesy and sometimes Contemporary Folk sound has set her apart from many of her contemporaries and her fifth studio release "Freedom & Surrender" stays true to form.  She will be gracing the Atlanta stage with a rare performance on Sunday, February 28 at The Buckhead Theatre.   She came by Jazz 91.9 WCLK studios to speak with me about music, life and dancing alone.

NEW MUSIC: Shift By Logan Richardson

Feb 23, 2016

Alto Saxophonist Logan Richardson makes his debut recording, Shift, on the Blue Note Records Label.  Richardson assembled an all star band that included:   Guitarist Pat Metheny, Pianist Jason Moran, Bassist Harish Raghavan and Drummer Nasheet Waits. 

You can hear cuts from this vital new Straight Ahead Jazz release on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   

NEW MUSIC: New Direction by Drummer, Herling Riley

Feb 18, 2016

Crescent City Drummer, Herlin Riley has worked as part of accomplished ensembles with Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis, among others. He plays a mixture of the Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Blues, and Martial Music that have always epitomized the New Orleans beat.  His first release for Mack Avenue is called New Direction and features a number of cuts you can hear on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

NEW MUSIC: Written In The Rocks By Renee Rosnes

Feb 16, 2016

Canadian Jazz Pianist Renee Rosnes is an original member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective who has collaborated with a diverse group of musicians including Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody and Ron Carter.   She's part of Carter's current quartet.   She's just released Written In The Rocks, featuring a quintet that includes vibes, sax-flute, bass and drums. I'll be playing various cuts on Jazz 91.9 WCLK including the title track, in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m.

Join JaQuitta Williams for the February edition of Your Health Connection on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, February 17  at 6:00 p.m.   We will be talking about potentially life-saving transplants involved in cancer treatment, including bone marrow, stem cell   and blood transplants.

Our guest expert is Hematology and Oncology Associate Professor, Dr. Sanjay Jain from the Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as Kalimah Jenkins, a cancer survivor who has experienced transplant therapy.

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