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.

For the past decade, New York based Keyboardist/Arranger/Engineer, Jesse Fischer, has been quietly keeping the tradition of Jazz-Funk/Fusion with his band Soul Cycle.  On his latest effort, Daydreamer, he takes a different musical route whilst keeping the sound foundation of his past group alive and well.  

WCLK Honors Wilton Felder Of The Crusaders

Sep 29, 2015
MCA Records

The world of Jazz lost another great artist with news that Wilton Felder passed over the weekend. He was 75 years old. WCLK  has been playing the music of the Crusaders for the past 41 years and we will continue to play the music of Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder and Stix Hooper. We will honor Wilton throughout the week. Please pay special attention the the mix of Jamal Ahmad on the Saturday Night Soul of Jazz 6pm to 9pm ET as he will honor Wilton Felder's massive works.

Back in the mid-90's, British DJ/Pundit Tony Minvielle spent a brief spell in Atlanta and served as a UK correspondent for Jazz 91.9fm WCLK. He turned the city on to so many modern musical styles like drum 'n' bass, trip-hop and even classic Brazilian offerings, rare groove and so much more. I was honored when he asked me to write the liner notes for this sublime collection of great tunes.

Texas-born keyboardist, producer, and arranger Shaun Martin has spent many fruitful years playing with Kirk Franklin's God's Property, Erykah Badu, and Snarky Puppy. and now he's taking the spotlight with his solo release, 7 Summers. As a product of the fertile musical ground which is the Dallas music scene, Martin has turned into one of the most in demand musicians in popular music. Fresh from playing on BET's Sundays Best in Atlanta, he joined me in our WCLK studios to talk about his legacy, how fear can paralyze musicians and being in Johannesburg when Nelson Mandela passed away.

In the world of modern jazz, there is always the omnipresent mission by many in the genre to keep it palatable for this current generation of young listeners. Meghan Stabile and the crew over at Revive Music/Blue Note Records are leading the way into the this new era of jazz with their stunning new compilation, Supreme Sonacy Vol.1, featuring the cream of the new school jazz crop like Igmar Thomas, Marcus Strickland, Kris Bowers, Brandee Younger, Raymond Angry and many more.

The National Black Arts Festival continues its 2015 program with a Spotlight Series Performance from Step Afrika! on Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. at Atlanta's Center Stage.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Step Afrika!, a Washington DC-based company, has paved the way as the first professional company in the world dedicated to the African-derived tradition of stepping, popularized in films like “Drumline” (2002) and “Stomp the Yard” (2007).

Good Vibes At A Love Bazaar Day Party Saturday

Aug 14, 2015

Atlanta is well known for being a ripe environment for fun, soulful events and this weekend the city plays host to one entitled A Love Bazaar. This internationally themed day party takes place on Saturday, August 15 from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm and features a cool intersection between music, artisans and plain ole' good vibes. A marketplace featuring food, artisanal goods and art will be on hand and there will be featured live DJ sets from UK legend, Daz-I-Kue, Salah Ananse and The Dangerfeel Newbies. Plus The S.O.U.L.

Lindsey Webster Is Bringing Soul To Woodstock NY

Aug 12, 2015

Jazz 91.9fm WCLK was recently graced with the lovely and soulful presence of soul singer, Lindsey Webster, who was in town to promote her latest album "You Change".

The young, jazz titan, Kamasi Washington, has the city of Atlanta buzzing in anticipation for his first performance here on Wednesday, August 5 at Aisle 5 in Little Five Points.   We are extremely excited to have him joining us at our WCLK studios on Wednesday to discuss his latest album, The Epic. We'll also be talking about the burgeoning, youth-driven jazz scene in Los Angeles, his work with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar and the future of jazz.

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.