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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.




Clark Atlanta University 111 James P. Brawley Dr., SW Atlanta, GA 30314 (404) 880-9255


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...

Duration: 00:07:26

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...

Duration: 00:14:34

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...

Duration: 00:24:39

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...

Duration: 00:15:37

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...

Duration: 00:18:36

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...

Duration: 00:21:14

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...

Duration: 00:30:03

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...

Duration: 00:18:32

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...

Duration: 00:18:11

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...

Duration: 00:17:07

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...

Duration: 00:13:23

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...

Duration: 00:13:57

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...

Duration: 00:14:27

Join Jay Edwards For Jazz Tones, Sunday 3pm-7pm

If you miss Jazz Tones, Sundays 3pm-7pm on WCLK, you miss a lot. Last Sunday I featured an interview with Dee Daniels, a versatile jazz, blues and symph...

Duration: 00:13:24

Dee Dee Bridgwater Talks w/ Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones About Ferst Center Peformance

Dee Dee Bridgewater is the sparkling ambassador for Jazz Music. She made her phenomenal New York debut in 1970 as the lead vocalist with Mel Lewis and...

Duration: 00:13:27

Ron Aprea Checks In w/ Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

This Saturday on Jazz Tones, 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., I will be interviewing Ron Aprea. Aprea is an extremely accomplished saxophonist who has...

Duration: 00:19:18

Jazz Vocalist Aimee Allen Joins Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Expansive Jazz Vocalist, Aimee Allen was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She has embraced and had an interest in Jazz since childhood. Aimee's fourth...

Duration: 00:12:39

Jay Edwards Interviews Christian McBride at Detroit Jazz Fest 2015

I caught up with Mack Avenue recording artist Christian McBride following his Labor Day Weekend performance at the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015, and we...

Duration: 00:04:15

Jay Edwards Catches Up With Eugenie Jones on Jazz Tones Saturday 2p-6p

Jay Edwards is your host for the best in mainstream jazz and latin-influenced music on Jazz Tones on WCLK, Saturday afternoons from 2p-6p. Jay will be...

Duration: 00:13:13

Jay Edwards Talks With Gloria Reuben On Jazz Tones, Saturday@3pm on WCLK

Jay Edwards chats with vocalist and actor Gloria Reuben on Jazz Tones, Saturday at 3pm on 91.9 WCLK. From her website: Gloria Reuben is an actress,...

Duration: 00:15:28

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