SOUL of Jazz

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

Jamal Ahmad, host, SOUL of Jazz

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.

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Jazz
1:04 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Funk Jazz Kafe 20th Anniversary Celebration Sat Night, Jason Orr Raps With Mark Angel

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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Jazz
12:57 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Jose James Drops By WCLK, Helps Jamal Ahmad During Pledge Drive

Jose James and Jamal Ahmad @ WCLK
Credit Craig M Garrett

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:

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Jazz
9:28 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Joey Somerville, Marcell McCoy Headline WCLK Wednesday WindDown May 28 @ Centennial Olympic Park

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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Community Engagement
10:23 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Thanks To Everyone Who Joined Us At Wednesday Winddown. See You Again May 23

Morris Baxter, William Green at WCLK Wednesday Winddown 4/23/14
Credit Gracie Brown

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!

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Jazz
2:39 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Laura Coyle Chats With Jamal Ahmad in Advance of Friday Jazz @ The High

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.

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Jazz
8:35 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Jonathan Butler Joins WCLK Jazz Roots By Kia Jazz In The Classroom At North Atlanta High School

Jonathan Butler performs for North Atlanta High School Students as a part of the WCLK Jazz Roots Presented by Kia Jazz In The Classroom series 12/2/13

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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Arts
2:43 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Jamal Ahmad featured in "A Great Day In Atlanta" Photography Exhibition

Credit John Crooms

On Friday, October 4th, the grand opening of the highly anticipated unveiling of “A Great Day In Atlanta: 2003-2013 Before & Beyond” Photography Exhibition will be held at Art of Giving Gallery at 7pm.

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Arts
2:52 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

True Colors Theatre Company's Shakin' The Rafters Drops By WCLK

Earlier this week cast members Chandra Curelly and Latrice Pace dropped by the S.O.U.L of Jazz to talk about the world premiere of David H. Bell's Shakin' The Rafters, and why Atlantans who care about theatre, gospel music, and the African American Experience owe it to themselves come out to the 14th Street Playhouse to see this play before its run concludes August 4.

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Jazz
2:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Kim Waters Talks With Jamal Ahmad In Advance of Saturday's Show @ Variety Playhouse

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 & Strings Show featuring Karen Briggs and Jon Parks.

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.

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Jazz
3:05 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery Drops By The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz

Jamal Ahmad is having a soulful Tuesday, not the least of which was a visit from Swing Out Sister Chanteuse Corinne Drewery.  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.  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.

Their current record is called Private View.  You can buy the record and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on this link:

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