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.

Jazz Tones Insights-Stefanie Batten Bland

Feb 28, 2019

Join me for Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK on Sunday from 3pm to 7pm. My guest will be Stefanie Batten Bland, choreographer and filmmaker. She is the daughter of Ed Bland, who produced the film The Cry of Jazz in 1959, a short film documentary that was a polemical essay on the politics of music and race.

Jazz Tones Insights-Joey Alexander

Feb 21, 2019

This past Sunday on Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK I had the honor of interviewing an extraordinary pianist- Josiah Alexander Sila, better known as Joey Alexander. He was born in Bali in 2003 and lived in Jakarta and then moved to New York in 2014. At age 14, Joey has already recorded two Grammy-nominated studio albums-- 2015's My Favorite Things and 2016's Countdown, as well as Joey.Monk.Live.

Jazz Tones Insights: Fusion Chamber Ensemble

Feb 8, 2019

Join me on Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK on Sunday afternoon at 3pm. My special guests will be The Fusion Chamber Ensemble, which will present its concert " Joy of Love: Expression of Life" on Sunday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the Emory Performing Arts Studio in Northeast Atlanta. The performance will be the second installement in Fusion's 2018-2019 concert series, launched last October with "Metamorphosis: An Expression of Life." 

Join me for Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK on Sunday afternoon at 3pm. My special guest will be Mario Grillo, otherwise known as Machito, Jr.. From the 1940s to the 1960s, American urban culture in big cities spiked with with the introduction of Latin Jazz big bands. When reminiscing about the age of mambo and the Palladium Ballroom, a few names especially come to mind-- Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito, the famed Cuban bandleader/maraca player, who caused a mini -revolution in music and dance. Dizzie Gillespie and Charlie Parker both made records with Machito.

Jazz Tones Insights: Ted Nash, Quiet Revolution

Dec 7, 2018

  Grammy-nominated, multi-instrumentalist, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Member Ted Nash joins me Sunday on Jazz Tones beginning at 3pm on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. He is a Los Angeles-born composer, performer, arranger and educator. Nash comes from a musical family.    His father Dick Nash and Uncle Ted Nash were both well known studio Jazz  musicians in their era. 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.

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