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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.

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.

Jarrod Lawson Stops By The Soul of Jazz

Apr 23, 2016

Portland-based soul singer, Jarrod Lawson, has been making plenty of waves in the world of music since his eponymous 2014 debut. Since that release, the man has performed in over 17 countries and doesn't look like he's slowing down. He joined me during The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz on Friday, April 15 in advance of his Atlanta performance to catch up, and he even blessed the city with an exclusive intimate performance on the air, live from the WCLK studios. This is an interview that you most certainly want to hear asap!

Join Jamal Ahmad for a live broadcast of The SOUL of Jazz on Friday, April 22 from 2pm-6pm at the MARTA Five Points Station downtown, as MARTA celebrates Customer Appreciation Day with entertainment, activities, and giveaways.

On the eve of the limited release of the new Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle, we've been checking out the incredible original motion picture soundtrack for the film. This is a project that excites us here at Jazz 91.9 WCLK because we stand on the frontline of supporting the legacy of Miles Davis every single day. One must remember that Miles Davis is probably one of the most important artists in popular music, largely due to his prescient nature.

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