Jamal Ahmad

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”

 

Join your WCLK family Friday July 17th at 2pm as we broadcast live from the Fresh MARTA Market at West End Station. There will be live food demonstrations, giveaways, and you can be part of a live, with the people edition of The Soul of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad. Jamal will be joined live by DJ Mark Angel.

Bring your bag and pick up some fresh produce as MARTA introduces fresh vegatables to the West End Station.

Everyone is welcome. For more informatijon click here.

Bob Cranshaw played bass on all those records. Monk, Montgomery, Fitzgerald, Gordon, Hubbard, McLean, Mobley, Shorter, Silver, Tyner and many, many more. He's recorded and toured on bass for Sonny Rollins since 1962. With Composer Joe Raposo he helped create the musical accompaniment to Sesame Street and The Electric Company, bringing a jazz and funk vibe to generations of children's entertainment.

Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.

We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC.  He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.

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