Jamal Ahmad

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.

Georgia-born Songstress, Lizz Wright, has been wooing audiences for over 13 years since her debut "Salt". Her soulful, bluesy and sometimes Contemporary Folk sound has set her apart from many of her contemporaries and her fifth studio release "Freedom & Surrender" stays true to form.  She will be gracing the Atlanta stage with a rare performance on Sunday, February 28 at The Buckhead Theatre.   She came by Jazz 91.9 WCLK studios to speak with me about music, life and dancing alone.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is Panther proud to join Clark Atlanta University officials, stakeholders and dignitaries at the Georgia State Capitol for CAU DAY during the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session.   We met old friends, and made some new ones.  We even added new Jazz 91.9 WCLK members!   And, added a dose of Jazz preservation to the agenda for the day under the Gold Dome.   Mark Angel called in and talked about the afternoon of activities with Jamal Ahmad during the SOUL of Jazz.

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) earned a 2016 Trumpet Award for her long career as an activist for change inside and outside of the system. She called in to SOUL of Jazz  on Monday, January 25 to talk about the award.  She also discussed the issues that she sees as important to all of us as we head into a nation-changing election year. Like all true leaders, Lee has been fearless about her positions on issues regardless of their popularity at the time.

Patty McGuire

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.