Jazz Tones

Gabi Porter

Join me for Jazz Tones on Sunday 3pm-7pm. 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.

Join me on Jazz  Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday November 12, from 3- 7 pm. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant about her recent release Dreams and Daggers(Mack Avenue). The release features Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on double bass, Lawrence Leathers on drums, Catalyst Quartet on strings, and Sullivan Fortner piano. This is Salvant's third album and it shows her developing curosity for the history of  American music and the connections between jazz and other genres.

Carmen Bradford On Jazz Tones Sunday (VIDEO)

Sep 8, 2017
photo courtesy of Carmen Bradford

Sunday, September 10 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I will be joined by Jazz Vocalist Carmen Bradford.  Bradford was born  in Texas and raised in Altadena, Californa.  She grew up with music in her home and in her heart. It was only natural that she would follow in the footsteps of her great family legacy, being the daughter of legendary Drummer-Composer Bobby Bradford and world renowned Vocalist-Composer Melba Joyce. Carmen was discovered and hired by William Count Basie and was the featured vocalist in the legendary Count Basie Orchestra for nine years.

Jazz Tones Insights - Jazzmeia Horn (VIDEO)

Jul 28, 2017
Steven Sussman/NPR Music

Join me for Jazz Tones, Sunday, July 30 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on WCLK.  I'll be joined by Jazzmeia Horn who is the 2015 winner of the Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Jazzmeia has been a rising star in New York performing with Winard Harper, Billy Harper, Bernard Linnette, Johnny O'Neal and Peter Bernstein.  She is also a teaching artist at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Program.  A Social Call is her most recent release on Prestige and has been number one on the Jazzweek Charts for two weeks.

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