Jamal Ahmad

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.

Support  for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from the High Museum of Art, featuring Friday Jazz, July 15 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., featuring Trumpeter and Vocalist, Joe Gransden.   Attendees will also be able to check out the High Museum exhibitions on view: The Rise of Sneaker Culture and Walker Evans: Depth of Field.   Friday Jazz At The High will be hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad.  If you would like to join us, click here for ticket information.

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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.

Eliane Elias headlines the 39th Atlanta Jazz Festival International Stage Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Piedmont Park.   Most Atlantans know about Elias from hearing her music on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, in particular, Made In Brazil, her 2015 release featuring her song Driving Ambition.  The New York-based, Brazilian born Elias is a producer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer and artist.  She checked in with  Jamal Ahmad, host, SOUL of Jazz, recently to talk about her music, Bossa Nova and her upcoming performance in Piedmont Park.

May 20: Friday Jazz Featuring MASTERY

May 18, 2016

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from our partners at the High Museum of Art featuring Friday Jazz as part of Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz, May 20 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Come hear The Mastery Jazz Quintet. Attendees can also see the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, before it closes on May 29.  Friday Jazz at the High will be hosted by our own, Jamal Ahmad.  Want more info? Click here.

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.

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