Jazz Tones on WCLK

Insights- Joe Jennings Saxophonist

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This Sunday during Jazz Tones on WCLK from 3pm until  7pm, I'll be joined by Joe Jennings.  Mr. Jennings recently retired and is founder of The Spelman College Jazz Ensemble and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Spelman College. Joe has been director of music at the Atlanta Center of Black Art, and artist-in residence at the Neighborhood Arts Center, also in Atlanta. He was the founder and director of the Neighborhood Arts Ensemble, a 22 piece big band. He also led The Joe Jennings Sextet and  he also completed 24  national tours with Spelman Jazz Ensemble.

Congratulations to Jay Edwards, host of Jazz Tones on WCLK Sundays 3pm-7pm, for being nominated as Presenter of the Year in the 2018 JazzWeek Awards.This category is for a jazz broadcaster with exceptional presentation and communications skills for an outstanding individual who hosts or produces a jazz program. Awards will be given out on August 9 in San Jose at the Annual JazzWeek Summit.

For more information about JazzWeek and the JazzWeek Awards, click here.

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday, June 24 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. when my guest will be Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer.  Their new studio release is The Junction(BMG), and they will be appearing at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Friday, June 22 at 8:00pm. The Manhattan Transfer has been performing and making music for over forty years. The late Tim Hauser formed the group in 1969, and they explore a capella, vocalese, swing, Jazz and other forms of music.

Join me for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Sunday, June 3 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  This week I'll be talking to Allan Harris, a native New Yorker and singer-songwriter, who is considered a classic romantic crooner.   

Jazz Tones Insights: Lao Tizer

May 26, 2018

Keyboardist Lao Tizer was a child prodigy and is a native of Boulder Colorado. Lao’s career spans a quarter of century and nine albums. His  latest release is Songs from the Swinghouse (Yse Records) which was recorded in three days and documented by award-winning Film Director Andy LaViolette. The Lao Tizer Quartet Featuring Eric Marienthal will be appearing at The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018 and performing Sunday May 27 at 1pm on the Legends Stage.

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