Jazz Tones

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.  

Jazz Education Network Conference 2017

Jan 18, 2017

The Eighth Annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference celebrated 100 years of recorded Jazz in New Orleans, January 4-7.   JEN President, Caleb Chapman stated that the conference provides clinics, panels, exhibits and lectures including conference performances.   The purpose of this Jazz organization is to forge Jazz advocacy and Jazz education for this generation and those that follow.

A litany of Jazz elite attended including:  Carmen Bradford, vocalist; Professor James Patterson of Clark Atlanta University; Kirk Whalum; Sean Jones, trumpeter;  Dr. Trieniece Robinson- Martin, executive  director of The African American Jazz Caucus;  and, Branford, Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis, to name a few.

Spivey Hall at Clayton State University, a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming, presents Jazz Vocalist Tammy McCann on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.   McCann will be joined by Tom Vaitsas on piano, Mimi Jones on bass, and Clif Wallace on drums. “Classically trained but steeped in the sounds and rituals of Chicago jazz,” vocalist Tammy McCann finds “new tones and colors, fresh shadings and tints in an instrument that already ranks among the most alluring in jazz,” commanding a “luxuriant, supple, larger-than life” voice “that inspires wonder” (Chicago Tribune).

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