Jazz Tones

Jazz Tones Insights - Miguel Zenon

Jan 20, 2018
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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.

Gabi Porter

Join me for Jazz Tones on Sunday, November 19 from  3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I'll be talking with Don Was (Don Edward Ferguson), president of Blue Note Records. He is a successful producer of pop and rock, and was also the bass player  with  the band Was (Not Was). Don received three Grammy awards including 1994 Producer Of The Year.  In January 2012, he was appointed president of Jazz record label Blue Note Records, succeeding Bruce Lundvall.

Join me on Jazz Tones, November 12 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I will interview Dave Potter, an  Atlanta resident and drummer.  He is a native of  Durham, North Carolina and has three (3) releases to his credit as a leader.   Dave often performs at  Jazz Festivals and other performances as a drummer with the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet and Marcus Roberts. His  early musical  influences were Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Narada Michael Walden and  Tony Williams. Dave's recent  release is You Already Know and features Dave Potter on drums, Jason Marsalis on vibes, Will Goble and Louis Heriveaux on piano, Darren English on trumpet and Miguel Alverado on reeds.

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