Jamal Ahmad

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Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King brings his one-man show to the Robert Ferst Center on the Georgia Tech Campus, Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16.   History, poetry and tragedy collide when Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King from the harsh glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality to his lonely death at the bottom of a swimming pool. In this riveting performance, Smith captures the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman and, reveals America’s endlessly complicated relationship with its racial past and present.

Grammy Award winning Jazz Guitarist, Norman Brown stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK during SOUL of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad on December 16 to discuss his upcoming Atlanta engagement.   Brown will take part in A Gospel According to Jazz on Saturday, December 19, 8:00 p.m. at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.  He talked about this special performance, his guitar history and provided advice for young musicians.

Support for  Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, presenting the 54th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This event recognizes and celebrates long-standing corporate citizenship, civic engagement and academic achievement.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Congressman Hank Johnson are among the honorees.

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. 

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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
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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.

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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. 

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