Journeying deep into the southern emotional psyche.  From music to foods, to fellowshipping at the water's edge.  Jazz-south is about people rejoicing in life's blessings.


America is the birthplace of jazz — and of such legends as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong  and many more artists that includes everyone from Count Basie, to Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, BB King, Albert King, Ramsey Lewis, Diana Krall, Bill Evans, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Coltrane, and Mingus.  Contemporary, classic and modern jazz, combined with blues from the Delta to Chicago — it's sweet, sassy, and emotionally moving, and it’s the local radio station, WCDT 1340AM,  that’s keeping the passion for jazz and blues alive.

Stroll around the FM or AM radio band in Middle Tennessee, and you’ll eventually discover 1340AM, a Wednesday and Thursday night jazz and blues broadcast unlike any other.  WCDT jazz in the valley features very few commercials and minimal announcements.   I have a simple formula: more music, less words.

I play music the smart way – the way you like it!  Jazz, Blues and Gospel,   the true American art form.  Tune in to facebook and tell me what you want to hear, or email me at sonnye@jazzsouth.org

Sonny Elliott








The forever music of some of the great jazz and blues crooners, mixed with the rhythmic sounds of many contemporary artists.  Wednesday and Thursday nights on Jazz In The Valley.

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