Jamal Ahmad

Their birth names were Atiba, Binta, Hassan...we never knew them.   Yet they intimate their innermost thoughts, fears, yearnings and regrets in Clark Atlanta University Faculty,  Author, Daniel Black's fifth and newest novel, The Coming  (St. Martin's Press, 2015).   This soul-shaking book is so powerful that leaders, clergy and academics nationwide are praising it as a crucial Sankofa moment: an opportunity to learn from the past lessons that must inform the future.

Jamal Ahmad, host, SOUL of Jazz, talked exclusively with  Jazz Saxophonist, Kenny G on November 5, 2015 about his new album, Brazilian Nights, and his upcoming Atlanta engagement for the Parents Television Council. The Grammy winning-entertainer is headlining their fundraising gala on Saturday, November 21 at the historic Buckhead Theatre.   Doors open at 7:00 PM and showtime is 8:00 PM.   Click here to purchase tickets and to get additional information. 


Congratulations to Jazz 91.9 WCLK radio personality, Jamal Ahmad (pronounced Ak-med). He received a proclamation from Atlanta City Council President, Ceasar Mitchell, Friday night during a surprise tribute and birthday celebration at the Museum Bar. Ahmad, who turns 39 years-old (again), was honored for his 21 years of service at Jazz 91.9 WCLK and for helping to elevate the city’s national profile as a mecca for R&B/Soul and Jazz vocalists and musicians.

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".