Jazz Tones

Insights - Jazz Tones: Carmen Lundy Talks Code Noir

Feb 25, 2017
carmenlundy.com

Join me Sunday, February 26 on Jazz Tones on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.   I talk with renowned vocalist Carmen Lundy about her new Afrasia Productions release Code Noir.  According to Lundy, "these songs encompass the musical and artistic influences from the African Diaspora and it's influences -- Jazz, Blues, Swing, Funk and the exploration into the Avant-Garde." This musical release is Carmen's personal musical voyage.

Last week on Jazz Tones on WCLK(Sundays 3pm-7pm) I was joined by Brent Fischer.  He is a Grammy-winning producer and BMI composer and arranger. He has credits on records with over 30 million copies sold for pop, R&B and Jazz royalty including Dianne Reeves, Raphael Saadiq, Al Jarreau, Prince and D'Angelo. Fischer worked with his father Clare Fischer for over thirty years.  Clare Fischer was also a pianist, composer and arranger.

Insights - Nicholas Payton

Feb 19, 2017
Paytone

Sunday, February 19, on Jazz Tones on Wclk.com (3P.M. - 7P.M. EST), I will interview multi-instrumentalist and Grammy award-winner, Nicholas Payton.  It is interesting to note that he rejects the word Jazz to describe his music, preferring Black American Music instead. P ayton has played multiple instruments all along, taking advantage of his father's position as a school band instructor.

Insights - Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Feb 18, 2017
FAS Arts Management

Listen to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Sunday, February 19  bwetween  3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST as I interview Balé Folclórico da Bahia Founder Walson Botelho.   Botelho and Ninha Reis established Brazil's only professional folk dance company in 1988.   This 38 member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers have a prestigious reputation globally under the artistic direction of José Carlos Arandiba.

Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I will interview Brandi Disterheft, a contrabassist and vocalist who sings in French and English.  Disterheft was lauded by the late Oscar Peterson, who said "she is what we call serious." A Canadian who has captivated audiences globally and has played Carnegie Hall, Brandi began performing in her teens with her mother, a pianist and Hammond B-3  organist from Chicago.  

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