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.

Join me Sunday from 3pm-7pm for Jazz Tones on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. Sunday's special guest will be Awilda Rivera. Rivera is a retired on air announcer at WBGO in Newark, where she was on the air for over twenty years. She has hosted on weekends-- Jazz After Hours, Sunday Morning Harmony, and Latin Jazz Cruise. Awilda received the 2009 Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2012 New York People's Hall of Fame Award for fostering Latin Jazz on Radio.

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.

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.

NEW MUSIC: Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975

Jul 10, 2018

Straight-ahead Jazz fans are in for a treat with the new release from Elemental Music -- Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975.  Elemental Music continues their great work on re-issues and archival releases with a complete previously unissued quartet performance by the great Dexter Gordon. This astonishing concert marked Gordon's first appearance ever in Japan, backed by an all-star rhythm section consisting of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums.

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