Jamal Ahmad

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.


Fayette County's "Summer Evening of Jazz"  is taking place this Saturday, September 26 and one of the evening's performers, jazz singer and pianist Dara Carter, stopped by the WCLK studios recently to chat with Jamal Ahmad about the show, her newest single, "Who You Are" and much more. 

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.

The 1st Annual Sweet Georgia Peach Music Festival takes place this Labor Day Weekend beginning Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 at the Clayton County International Beach and Water Park. Live performances include jazz pianist and composer, Alex Bugnon; Hip-Hop Jazz Violinist, Josh Vietti; and acclaimed jazz musician, Nelson Rangell. 

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.

Ray Cornelius

Soul Train Music Award winner and R&B Soul-Jazz vocalist, Maysa Leak had fans “spellbound and speechless” Wednesday night during the Atlanta premiere party for her new CD, Back2Love.  The event took place at the Museum Bar as part of a new “Wednesday Night Live Series” and featured a live performance by Maysa and Q&A session with Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s Jamal Ahmad.

Savion Glover appears this weekend as part of the National Black Arts Festival. The Sole Sanctuary performance takes place Sunday, July 19 at 6pm at Georgia State University's Rialto Center For The Arts. Glover will perform and lead a conversatoin as he honors his mentors Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as discussing the history of tap.

WCLK's Jamal Ahmad spoke with Glover about the performance.

National Black Arts Festival Welcomes Savion Glover

“SoLe Sanctuary”