Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards

Berklee School

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Sunday, September 16 from 3:00 p.m.until 7:00 p.m. I will feature an interview with Katie Thiroux. Thiroux, a bass player, hails from a musical family in Los Angeles, she has always been surrounded by music. Katie began violin lessons at age four then switched to acoustic bass at age eight. She has explored both classical and vocal styles.  She studied under Tierney Sutton at the age 12 and was awarded  the Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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.

Join me for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday, August 13  from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Recently, Atlantan Sweet Lu Olutosin was a guest on Jazz Tones.  We discussed his third release as a leader, Meet Me At The Crossroads, a record that exhibits social consciousness with tracks such as Skin Game(Granny Said It) and How They Do That. He shared  that his grandmother taught him  that racism was an unnecessary game. A Joe Henderson tune, Don't Forget To Remember(Recorda Me),exhibits his lyrical versatility and homage to a respected legend.

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.

Huffington Post

Tune in to the Sunday April 23, 3:00 p.m. edition of Jazz Tones  as I feature the best in Mainstream and Latin Jazz.  My special guest this week is Ralph A. Miriello. Ralph is a music lover,Jazz journalist and freelance writer.  Ralph is also a contributor to Huffington Post, Jazz.com and All About  Jazz.  He is a member of The Jazz Journalist Association.  

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