Jay Edwards

Congratulations to Jay Edwards, host of Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sundays from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., 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.

Insights- Joe Jennings Saxophonist

Jul 22, 2018

This Sunday July 22 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.

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.   

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Jazz 91.9 WCLK tent during Memorial Day Weekend at the 41st Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park.  We did our no rain dance and it worked. Everyone enjoyed great performances at the Contemporary Stage which included : Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science; Jazzmeia Horn; and, Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, among others.

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