Jay Edwards

Jazz Tones Insights - Mark Winkler

Oct 5, 2018

Listen to Jazz Tones this Sunday from 3pm-7pm on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. I will interview Mark Winkler, platinum award-winning singer/lyricist. His recent release with Cheryl Bentyne from Manhattan Transfer, Eastern Standard Time(Cafe Pacific Records), includes  songs of East Coast lineage that will remind listeners of the music performed in jazz clubs in New York City between 1950-1960. 

Jazz Tones airs on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK on Sundays from 3pm-7pm. This Sunday I'll be joined by Karin Banks and George Freeman, founders of Fusion Ensemble. Fusion's vision is to redefine and re-invigorate the traditional Classical recital platform by creating a more interactive artistic expression between music, dance and spoken word. Fusion IV: Metamorphosis will be performed on Sunday, October 7, at 5:00pm  Emory Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N Decatur Road Atlanta Georgia 30307.

Jazz Tones Insights-David Sanchez

Sep 6, 2018

Grammy award - winner David Sanchez recently joined me during Jazz Tones on WCLK to talk about his music, his academic career, and a Friday night performance at Georgia State University. Globally, he is considered one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. Sanchez "merges Jazz syntax with musical dialects of his native Puerto Rico and other Caribbean and Latin American sources,"states Howard Reich.

Erroll Garner-Nightconcert

Sep 2, 2018

Errol Garner was a Jazz pianist and composer who inspired his audience and transcended genre. He emerged from Pittsburgh's George Westinghouse High School, as did Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal. He left us too soon in 1977 aged only 53, and in many ways is lost to contemporary Jazz listeners. Marcus Roberts may come close at times to the amazing keyboard touch of Garner.

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.

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