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.
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Jazz vocalist of note Laura Coyle and her Quintet provide the musical soundtrack to Friday Jazz At The High Museum this week. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee at this event, and he sat down to chat with Coyle in advance of her performance. Friday Jazz this week will also serve as the kickoff of WCLK's 40th Anniversary Celebration. We hope to see you there.
Join WCLK Friday at 5pm for Friday Jazz At The High Museum as we kick off our 40th Anniversary celebration. Jamal Ahmad is your host and The Laura Coyle Quintet is the live entertainment. Your museum admission gains admission to the Friday Jazz, as WCLK begins our year long celebration in recognition of the day in April, 1974 we went on the air bringing Jazz to Atlanta. So skip the Friday traffic jam and join Atlanta's Jazz Station for the celebration.
From Jamal Ahmad, who hosted this edition of WCLK's ongoing Jazz Education series. "...Had a wonderful time hosting the Jazz Roots educational series this morning at North Atlanta High School w/ legendary South African singer/guitarist, Jonathan Butler! It was so inspiring to see him jam with a quartet that was comprised of students! They jammed Charlie Parker's "Now is the time" and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and even played a traditional South African tune with him! Don't count the kids out good people! There is still hope!"
Dave Koz and Jamal Ahmad caught up this week and discussed Koz's upcoming appearance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre December 2.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music's biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.
Stay outta that traffic jam and swing by Atlanta's High Museum for the latest edition of Friday Jazz At The High. This month's event features the Steve Dancz Sextet and your emcee Jamal Ahmad. You can stroll current exhibits in the Wieland Pavillion Galleries and get your live jazz on at the same time.
The legendary Sergio Mendes hits ATL next week as part of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Jazz Roots Series "A Night In Rio" concert on Saturday night October 26. He called in to chat with Jamal Ahmad recently about his music, and this fascinating tour.
Brazilian Music is based on its indigenous Indian, African and European roots. The rhythms were refined in the 1950’s by composers João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Dori Caymmi.