The Soul of Jazz http://wclk.com en Regina Carter @ Spivey Hall Saturday Night, Talks Jazz With Jamal Ahmad http://wclk.com/post/regina-carter-spivey-hall-saturday-night-talks-jazz-jamal-ahmad <p></p><p>Regina Carter and her Quartet are appearing at acoustically perfect Spivey Hall at Clayton State University Saturday night at 8:15pm.&nbsp; Carter, one of the pre-eminent jazz violinists of her era.</p><p>Her mixtures of classical jazz and international music stylings have attracted listeners and admirers the world over, she received a Macarthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2006.</p><p>Her quartet for the Atlanta performance includes Xavier Davis on piano, Jesse Murphy on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:15:14 +0000 Rob Maynard 1476 at http://wclk.com Regina Carter @ Spivey Hall Saturday Night, Talks Jazz With Jamal Ahmad Laura Coyle Chats With Jamal Ahmad in Advance of Friday Jazz @ The High http://wclk.com/post/laura-coyle-chats-jamal-ahmad-advance-friday-jazz-high <p></p><p>Jazz vocalist of note Laura Coyle and her Quintet provide the musical soundtrack to Friday Jazz At The High Museum this week.&nbsp; WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee at this event, and he sat down to chat with Coyle in advance of her performance.&nbsp; Friday Jazz this week will also serve as the kickoff of WCLK's 40th Anniversary Celebration.&nbsp; We hope to see you there.</p><p></p><p>For more information on Laura Coyle, click <a href="http://www.lauracoylejazz.com/">here</a>.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:39:53 +0000 Rob Maynard 1471 at http://wclk.com Laura Coyle Chats With Jamal Ahmad in Advance of Friday Jazz @ The High Kim Waters Talks With Jamal Ahmad In Advance of Saturday's Show @ Variety Playhouse http://wclk.com/post/kim-waters-talks-jamal-ahmad-advance-saturdays-show-variety-playhouse <p></p><p>Sax man Kim Waters dropped by The S.O.U.L. of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad to talk about his music and his current tour, which brings him to Atlanta and the Variety Playhouse Saturday night for the Winds &amp; Strings Show featuring Karen Briggs and Jon Parks.</p><p>Veteran saxophonist Kim Waters isn’t known among fans and peers as “the King of Smooth Urban Jazz” for nothing. Over the course of 17 albums, including over a decade’s worth with Shanachie, he’s been consistent and impeccable in delivering an infectious mix of romantic ballads and funky, thumping dance tunes.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:45:31 +0000 Rob Maynard 931 at http://wclk.com Kim Waters Talks With Jamal Ahmad In Advance of Saturday's Show @ Variety Playhouse Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery Drops By The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz http://wclk.com/post/swing-out-sisters-corinne-drewery-drops-soul-jazz <p></p><p>Jamal Ahmad is having a soulful Tuesday, not the least of which was a visit from Swing Out Sister Chanteuse Corinne Drewery.&nbsp; She stopped by The Soul of Jazz in advance of tonight's performance at The Variety Playhouse to talk about Swing Out Sister's music past, present and future.&nbsp; She and Jamal talked about everything from the group's inter-generational fan base to the Icelandic volcano eruption that canceled their last scheduled Atlanta Appearance.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:05:15 +0000 Rob Maynard 911 at http://wclk.com Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery Drops By The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz George Duke Checked In With Jamal Ahmad On The S.O.U.L Of Jazz http://wclk.com/post/george-duke-checked-jamal-ahmad-soul-jazz <p></p><p>George Duke and Gerald Albright will be in ATL at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on April 3 for WCLK's 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert.&nbsp; Duke himself called in this week to catch up with Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. of Jazz.&nbsp; It was a meeting of like minds, as the conversation covered a whole lot of funk, among other things.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:06:55 +0000 Rob Maynard 405 at http://wclk.com George Duke Checked In With Jamal Ahmad On The S.O.U.L Of Jazz