Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards

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.

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.

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.

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