SOUL of Jazz

Weekdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM; Saturdays from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Hosted by Jamal Ahmad

Experience Sounds Of Universal Love on the SOUL of Jazz weekdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM with Jamal Ahmad, voted best afternoon drive time DJ in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal - Constitution.   Music that feeds your soul and soothes your mind - SOUL of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad, weekdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Join your WCLK family Friday July 17th at 2pm as we broadcast live from the Fresh MARTA Market at West End Station. There will be live food demonstrations, giveaways, and you can be part of a live, with the people edition of The Soul of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad. Jamal will be joined live by DJ Mark Angel.

Bring your bag and pick up some fresh produce as MARTA introduces fresh vegatables to the West End Station.

Everyone is welcome. For more informatijon click here.

Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.

We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC.  He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.

Incognito returns to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 26 at 8pm on their Amplified Soul Tour.  This time around the band is re-joined by Maysa. Special guests includ Khari Cabral Simmons and Chatae Cann  Tickets are still available, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Maysa checked in with Jamal Ahmad during The Soul of Jazz to show her support for WCLK's Spring Membership Campaign and talk about her work with Incognito.

Friday Night Music Remix at Atlanta's High Museum this month features The Laura Coyle Quintet, with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad as your host.  Admission also includes access to the High's permanent collection and all exhibitions, including Cezanne And The Modern, with works from Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, and Pisarro.  The event takes place Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm until 10pm.

Laura Coyle dropped by WCLK to talk with Jamal about this event.

Jason Orr presents the Funk Jazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival 20th Anniversary Celebration Part Two on Saturday, October 25 at 9pm at the Tabernacle downtown.  This festival rolls into a second decade with another night of surprise musical performances and themed interactive suites.

Funk Jazz Kafe Founder Jason Orr stopped by WCLK to talk about it with Mark Angel.

For more information or tickets, click here.

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Jose James is considered by many to be the greatest contemporary jazz vocalist.  He plays live in ATL tonight at The Variety Playhouse.  Of course he stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad on the Soul of Jazz, and helped Jamal and Mark Angel during our Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign.  Because that's the kind of guy he is.

You can support jazz public radio WCLK by purchasing Jose James' new release While You Were Sleeping by purchasing it from Amazon using the link below:

Join WCLK for our latest 40th Anniversary Edition Wednesday WindDown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series event on May 28 as we welcome Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy.  This event is open to the public and will feature food and merchandise vendors.  Jamal Ahmad will broadcast live all afternoon on The S.O.U.L. of Jazz, and your emcee will be Morris Baxter from Morning Jazz.

We'll see you at Centennial Olympic Park for Wednesday WindDown 5:30p until 8:00p!

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Thanks to everyone who joined us  for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Wednesday Winddown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series.  Thanks especially to William Green and Kipper Jones, who brought the vibes on a perfect spring evening.

So make your plans to come to Centennial Olympic Park and enjoy Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy Wednesday May 23 as we continue to celebrate 40 years of providing great Jazz Public Radio to Atlanta!

Jazz vocalist of note Laura Coyle and her Quintet provide the musical soundtrack to Friday Jazz At The High Museum this week.  WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee at this event, and he sat down to chat with Coyle in advance of her performance.  Friday Jazz this week will also serve as the kickoff of WCLK's 40th Anniversary Celebration.  We hope to see you there.

For more information on Laura Coyle, click here.

From Jamal Ahmad, who hosted this edition of WCLK's ongoing Jazz Education series. "...Had a wonderful time hosting the Jazz Roots educational series this morning at North Atlanta High School w/ legendary South African singer/guitarist, Jonathan Butler! It was so inspiring to see him jam with a quartet that was comprised of students! They jammed Charlie Parker's "Now is the time" and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and even played a traditional South African tune with him! Don't count the kids out good people! There is still hope!"

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