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Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards features legendary and emerging artists of mainstream, Latin and Brazilian Jazz. Jay's goal for his audience is education and entertainment better known as "edu-tainment." He achieves this during Jazz Tones with interviews with composers, instumentalists, and vocalists.

Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards features legendary and emerging artists of mainstream, Latin and Brazilian Jazz. Jay's goal for his audience is education and entertainment better known as "edu-tainment." He achieves this during Jazz Tones with interviews with composers, instumentalists, and vocalists.
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Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards features legendary and emerging artists of mainstream, Latin and Brazilian Jazz. Jay's goal for his audience is education and entertainment better known as "edu-tainment." He achieves this during Jazz Tones with interviews with composers, instumentalists, and vocalists.




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Jazz Tones Insights-Dr. Lonnie Smith

Join me for Jazz Tones on WCLK Sunday at 3pm as I feature a rare opportunity to interview Dr. Lonnie Smith- organist,composer, arranger and vocalist. He is a native of Buffalo, New York, and is considered a living legend icon. Dr. Lonnie is a NEA Jazz Master 2017, the highest honor in Jazz. He was also awarded Organist/ Keyboardist Of The Year 2003-204 by the Jazz Journalist Association. As young artist he completely immersed himself into listening to the organists of the 1950's including...


Insights- Vocalist René Marie

Sunday afternoon on Jazz Tones on WCLK I had the opportunity to interview René Marie. She is a vocalist, arranger and composer. theatrical performer, and teacher. She was born in Warrenton, Virginia and neither of her parents were formally trained musicians but exposed her to Blues, R&B,classical, folk and bluegrass music. Part of René's musical philosophy has been focused on giving back. In 2010 she launched a series of vocal group sessions called Slam. Her lastest release was 2016's...


Jazz Tones Insights-Eric Alexander

I interviewed Eric Alexander in advance of his weekend appearances at the Velvet Note. The saxophonist discussed his recent High Note release, Song of No Regrets . There are few artists on stage who combine chops, imagination and technique with a fluidity of ideas as he does --High Note. Eric reveals that he was trained classically on clarinet, piano, alto sax before choosing tenor sax. He is a graduate of William Patterson University in New Jersey. A composer and producer, Eric has...


Jazz Tones Insights - Lisa Hilton

Join me Sunday, March 11 for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. I interview Pianist and classically-trained Composer Lisa Hilton. Her latest release, Escapism, focuses on and savors the beauty that still surrounds us. Lisa states that "I compose much like abstract or non-figurative painters - expressing musically and emotionally so the audience connects with the experience when songs are performed". Hilton's body of work includes over 200 recorded tracks and she is...


Jazz Tones Insights - Miguel Zenon

Join me on Jazz Tones at Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday, January 21 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I'll be joined by Miguel Zenon who is a multiple Grammy nominee, Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowship award recipient. He is also an alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader, producer and educator. As the founding member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective and the Miguel Zenon Quartet, he has performed as a sideman with such notables as Bobby Hutcherson, Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez and Antonio...


Jay Edwards interviews Blue Note Records President Don Was, Sunday On Jazz Tones

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.


Jay Edwards Talks Dreams and Daggers With Cecile McLorin Salvant

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...


Sweet Lu Olutosin Talks About His Music With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Join me for Jazz Tones on WCLK, Sunday afternoon from 3pm-7pm. 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...


Jazz Tones Insights - Jazzmeia Horn (VIDEO)

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. She 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 a teaching artist in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Well's Fargo Jazz for Teens Program. A Social Call is...


March 26: Eddie Palmieri On Jazz Tones, Plays Rialto Center April 1

Sunday, March 26 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., I will interview Eddie Palmieri. He is a composer and arranger of Salsa and Latin Jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of Jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.Palmieri was born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx. You can read about his honored career by visiting Palmieri...


Insights - Nate Smith On Jazz Tones Sunday

Sunday, March 12 on Jazz Tones, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK , I will interview Nate Smith -- drummer, composer and producer. Smith, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, will share insights into his recent release on Water Baby Music, Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere . According to Smith "I n conceiving this project, I wanted to focus on creating the material with very few ingredients; just improvising at the drums or piano singing ideas into a voice recorder, focusing primarily...


Complex Big Band Harmonics With Brent Fischer On Jazz Tones

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. Brent Fischer's unconventional harmonic sense empowers his...


February 17: Vijay Iyer Coming To Ferst Center * Talks About It On Jazz Tones

Sunday, February 12 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., I'll talk with Grammy-nominated Composer-Pianist, Vijay Iyer. He will be performing with his trio as part of the Arts At Tech program at the Robert Ferst Center on the Georgia Tech campus on Friday, February 17. Iyer's Trio consists of himself on piano, Tyshawn Sorels on drums and Stephan Crump on bass. Iyer has been voted The Downbeat Magazine Artist Of The Year three times, and he is a MacArthur Fellow...


Guitarist Mark Whitfield On Jazz Tones

Join me Sunday, January 22 for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I will be interviewing Guitarist Mark Whitfield. Whitfield is a native of New Jersey who attended Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music. After graduation he did not waste anytime launching his career in Jazz. He has collaborated with many legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Art Blakey and Ray Charles. In 1990 the New York Times...


January 21: Vocalist Tammy McCann At Spivey Hall, Talks About It With Jay Edwards

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...


September 18: Jay Edwards Talks With Ted Nash On Jazz Tones (VIDEO)

Grammy-nominated, multi-instrumentalist, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Member, Ted Nash joins me Sunday, September 18 on Jazz Tones beginning at 3:00 p.m. Nash comes from a musical family. He is a composer, performer, arranger and educator. A Los Angeles native, his father Dick Nash and Uncle Ted Nash were both well known studio Jazz musicians. Ted started playing piano at age seven. By the time he turned 12 he had started playing clarinet, and a year later he picked up the alto sax. He...


June 10 Steve Turre At Velvet Note, Talks With Jay Edwards

In advance of tonight's performance at The Velvet Note, legendary trombonist, sea-shell virtuoso, arranger composer and educator Steve Turre chatted...


Cecile McLorin Salvant Talks With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

On the Sunday, April 17 edition of Jazz Tones I will interview Cecile McLorin Salvant, who will be playing live at Rialto Center for Arts at Georgia...


April 10: Jay Edwards Interviews Tom Lellis On Jazz Tones

Tom Lellis is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a singer, composer, and lyricist and multi-instrumentalist who resides in Brooklyn. Tom has been singing...


Freddie Cole Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

The Legendary Vocalist and Pianist Freddy Cole has a new release He Was The King, featuring the music of his brother Nat King Cole. Two songs that Nat...


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