Jazz Tones

Sundays from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Hosted by Jay Edwards

Jazz Tones with your host 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 is an ongoing musical journey you can join every Sunday afternoon from three until seven.

Jamal Ahmad

Join us on this Sunday for a special tribute to the late John “Jay” Edwards, host of Jazz Tones. Beginning at 2 pm, Debb Moore will kick off our tribute to Jay on The Sunday Jazz Suite with reflections from his fellow WCLK on air personalities and colleagues. Then at 3pm, Jamal Ahmad will host Jazz Tones, playing the music that Jay loved. You’ll hear from artists, members of the Jazz community, and you the listeners as we read some of your comments left here at wclk.com.

Jazz Tones Insights: Greg Murphy Trio/Bright Idea

May 4, 2019

Listen to WCLK's Jazz Tones this Sunday from 3pm-7pm on Atlanta’s Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. My guest this Sunday will be Pianist Greg Murphy. An adept pianist of universal appeal, Murphy has done it all from jam sessions to late night gigs. Hailing from Chicago, he has had a 20 year plus career with Rashied Ali which gives him roots to the John Coltrane lineage. Bright Idea, his fifth release overall, is on Whaling City Sound and is his one of his best as a leader . Murphy's trio consists of Jeff Tain Watts Drums, Eric Wheeler on Bass.

Jazz Tones Insights - Etienne Charles

Apr 27, 2019

Join me Sunday on WCLK's Jazz Tones from 3pm-7pm.  My special guest will be Etienne Charles--Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at  Michigan State University, recording artist, and arranger. Etienne is a young Trinidadian who is an amazing trumpet, steel drum, and cuatro player. He graduated from Jazz programs at Florida State University and Juillard. Carnival The Sound of A People Vol 1 is his new release on Culture Shock Music.

Join me on Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK Sunday at 3pm as I continue my look at the behind the scenes experts who are helping keep Jazz alive(and funded). I will be joined by Sara Donnelly. Donnelly is the Director, Jazz at South Arts. She is an experienced arts administrator and Jazz specialist.

Jazz Tones Insights: GayeLynn McKinney

Mar 8, 2019

Join me Sunday at 3pm on Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK when my guest will be GayeLynn McKinney, a multi-genre percussionist and composer.  She is one of the most accomplished drummers in Detroit.  Her father was the legendary jazz pianist and composer Harold McKinney, who once played with Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and John Coltrane among others. GayeLynn has been playing drums since childhood. After graduating from college, Gayelynn joined forces  with Bassist Marion Hayden and established Straight Ahead, an all female group that performs around the world.