Jamal Ahmad

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
11:25 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Lira Drops By WCLK, Sprinkles Neo-Soul Fairy Dust, Talks With Jamal Ahmad

Platinum-selling South African singer/model/actress Lira has already conquered South Africa and much of Europe with her irresistible blend of R&B, Jazz and African styles.  She appears tonight in Atlanta at Vinyl at Center Stage as part of a short East-West Coast U.S. tour.

Lira dropped by to chat with Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz, and left us all entranced.

You can purchase Lira's lates record Rise Again from Amazon via the link below and support WCLK at the same time:

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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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Jazz
12:36 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Friday Jazz At The High Museum Features Louis Herriveaux On Keys

Jamal Ahmad is your emcee as Atlanta's High Museum of Art welcomes keyboardist Louis Herriveaux for the May edition of Friday Jazz At The High, May 16 from 5p until 10p.  Admission to Friday Jazz is free with your admission to the museum.  You can beat the traffic, take in the High's latest exhibits, including the last week of Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door, and dig jazz music from Louis Herriveaux.  We don't think there is a better way to spend a Friday evening.

Louis Herriveaux and High Museum's Jessica Joris stopped by WCLK to talk about it with Jamal:

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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
1:33 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Joe Gransden Swings Friday Jazz @ The High Museum, Checks In With Jamal Ahmad

Joe Gransden is the April artist for Friday Jazz At The High Museum.  Atlanta's best remedy to Friday traffic jams is to head to Atlanta's great art museum for art and jazz jams.  This Friday's event takes place from 5p-10p.   WCLK's Jamal Ahmad is your emcee, and Joe Gransden is one of Atlanta's foremost players, singers, bandleaders and arrangers.  He's also a friend of WCLK, so we can assure you this will be a great event for the WCLK family.  You can also check out the current High Museum exhibits.

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Jazz
1:19 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Friday Jazz @ The High Museum With Karla Harris, Hosted By Jamal Ahmad

Swing by Atlanta's High Museum of Art Friday March 21 from 5pm until 10pm for Friday Jazz.  You can take in all of the latest exhibits, and catch jazz vocalist Karla Harris and her combo.  It's the best way to beat Atlanta's Friday traffic jam.  The event is hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad.  We hope to see you there.

For more information about Friday Jazz At The High Museum, click here.

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Arts
2:53 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Jamal Ahmad Talks "Race" With True Colors Cast

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company presents David Mamet's "Race" at the Southwest Arts Center between now and March 23.  Mamet's dialogue, coupled with True Colors acting and direction equals a compelling night out for live theatre.  Show leads Tiffany Hobbs and Neal Ghant stopped by to talk about it with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad.

If you would like to see True Colors production of Race, click here.

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Business
5:49 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Fonda Smith Has Your Traffic Reports on WCLK, Brought To You By Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead

WCLK's Fonda Smith tries to keep you out of Atlanta's traffic jams, Monday through Friday during Morning Jazz with Morris In The Morning,  and afternoons during the Soul of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad.  Traffic reports on WCLK are made possible in part by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, a proud supporter of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.

If you would like more information about Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, click here.

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Arts
3:15 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Regina Carter @ Spivey Hall Saturday Night, Talks Jazz With Jamal Ahmad

Regina Carter and her Quartet are appearing at acoustically perfect Spivey Hall at Clayton State University Saturday night at 8:15pm.  Carter, one of the pre-eminent jazz violinists of her era.

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.

Her quartet for the Atlanta performance includes Xavier Davis on piano, Jesse Murphy on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums.

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