Jamal Ahmad

Dave Koz is bringing his annual "Christmas Tour" to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Center tonight at 8 p.m. The show features the award winning-jazz saxophonist along with special guests jazz guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Butler, R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore and legendary singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson. Check out what he had to say about the highly anticipated production as well as his new music projects and more.

Legendary Vocalist, Patti Austin called in to the SOUL of Jazz and I have to say, it was one of the most refreshing interviews I've done in my 21 years in radio.  She was so humble, funny and graceful.   Atlanta, you got to see her live on 11/17 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre along with Spyro Gyra at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Benefit Concert. It's like seeing one of your favorite stand-up comedians, who also just so happens to sing. Think Eddie Murphy in reverse.

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It is with immense sadness that we, the Jazz 91.9 WCLK family, send our condolences to the family of legendary Jazz Bassist, Bob Cranshaw.   He passed away November 2, 2016.   I was extremely blessed to be able to speak to the man on the air about his life and legacy. His work with legends like Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins and so many more, simply can't be ignored by anyone who claims to be a fan of this music.

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Join WCLK's Jamal Ahmad tonight at the High Museum of Art for another edition of Friday Jazz at the High. This month's special musical guest includes Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo. It all begins at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo will perform covers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Big Maybelle, Percy Mayfield, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Freddie King, Jimmy Hall, The Allman Brothers, The Band and many others.

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.

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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
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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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