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.

Clark Atlanta University President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson stopped by the SOUL of Jazz during WCLK's Fall Jazz-A-Thon to talk with Jamal Ahmad  about his love of Jazz and his vision for CAU.  Dr. Johnson is officially inaugurated as the fourth President of CAU on Saturday, October 8.  Festivities include a series of events and symposia.   For information on those events, click here.

Ray Cornelius

Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK for the finale WCLK Wednesday Winddown Centennial Olympic Park Concert featuring The Dangerfeel Newbies. Enjoy an evening of cool beats and universal love featuring some of your favorite WCLK DJs. That's Wednesday Winddown, Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30p.m. in Centennial Olympic Park. Admission is only $5. More information is available here.

More information on The Dangerfeel Newbies available here.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from the High Museum of Art Atlanta.  Friday Jazz at the High returns Friday, September 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. featuring Bassist Kevin Scott. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad, host of the SOUL of Jazz is your emcee for the evening.  Attendees can also check out the High's current exhibitions.

For more information about Friday Jazz click here.

WCLK Hosts Najee Talks Wolf Creek Jazz Festival

Sep 2, 2016

Friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK and all around Jazz Saxophone and Flute Virtuoso, Najee stopped by the WCLK Studios to chat with Jamal Ahmad on the SOUL of Jazz.  Jamal talked with Najee about his musical journey and his appearance Saturday, September 3 during day two of three amazing days of Contemporary Jazz at the Wolf Creek Jazz Festival.  The Festival culminates on Sunday, September 4.  

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from the High Museum of Art featuring Friday Jazz on August 19, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with South African Trumpeter, Darren English.  Attendees will also be able to check out the current High exhibition by Brazilian-American Photographer, Vik Muniz.   Friday Jazz at the High is hosted by Jamal Ahmad of the SOUL of Jazz.  Ticket information is available here.

Jamal Ahmad Talks With Sheila E While In Atlanta

Jul 19, 2016
Ray Cornelius

Sheila E. has been very prominent in the world of media after the passing of her dear friend, Prince Rogers Nelson.  She took it to the stage and gave the world an awe-inspiring tribute to him on the 2016 BET Awards, showing us all that she's more relevant than ever.   I was so honored to be able to speak to her on The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz proceeding her appearance at the Atlanta Funk Festival.   She spoke of her upbringing in Oakland, California, growing up in an immensely talented musical family and the influence from her mentor, Prince.

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We here at Jazz 91.9 WCLK are still reeling from the passing of the legendary Prince. His contributions to modern music are so widespread, they surpass category and genre.  His 58th birthday will be coming up this Tuesday, June 7 and I'm going to be celebrating like it's 1999 on the Sounds Of Universal Love, Saturday, June 4, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT.  I'll be playing music from his vast discography as well as out-takes and, unreleased and live material that never saw the light of day. Join me and let's celebrate The Royal One in style.

Robert Drozd

Jazz 91.9 WCLK has played Jeff Lorber's music for as long as Jeff Lorber has played and performed using Yamaha instruments - for over 30 years.   Lorber will be introducing the new standard in Yamaha synthesizers, The Montage, at clinics in Atlanta area Ken Stanton Music locations, Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2.   Yamaha Product Specialist, Tony Escueta will also be on hand at each event to answer questions about the new Montage.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is proud to be a media partner of the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, May 27 - 29 at Piedmont Park.   The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual rite of Spring that takes place over the Memorial Day Weekend.  It is the entertainment gateway to Summer in Atlanta.  The festival features three separate stages of entertainment including local, international and main stage performances.

Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Camille Russel Love stopped by WCLK and talked about it with Jamal Ahmad on The SOUL of Jazz.

Jarrod Lawson Stops By The Soul of Jazz

Apr 23, 2016

Portland-based soul singer, Jarrod Lawson, has been making plenty of waves in the world of music since his eponymous 2014 debut. Since that release, the man has performed in over 17 countries and doesn't look like he's slowing down. He joined me during The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz on Friday, April 15 in advance of his Atlanta performance to catch up, and he even blessed the city with an exclusive intimate performance on the air, live from the WCLK studios. This is an interview that you most certainly want to hear asap!