Jay Edwards

Christian Sands: Be Water

Sep 27, 2020
Mack Avenue Music

Christian Sands is one of the most dynamic young pianists currently playing Straight Ahead Jazz music. The late great Jay Edwards and Debb Moore were both playing his music on WCLK before anyone else in the city. We have hosted his Spivey Hall performances for years. 

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.

Remembering WCLK Announcer Jay Edwards

May 14, 2020

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague John “Jay” Edwards, who passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a lengthy illness.  An ardent Jazz curator and art lover, Jay had been part of the WCLK family for more than 20 years. He hosted, Jazz Tones, every Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m., where he dedicated his time to showcasing Jazz from its evolution until now.

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.