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.
On Friday, October 4th, the grand opening of the highly anticipated unveiling of “A Great Day In Atlanta: 2003-2013 Before & Beyond” Photography Exhibition will be held at Art of Giving Gallery at 7pm.
The High Museum of Art is pleased to present Gary Motley for September's Friday Jazz artist. Sit out the Friday traffic and join your host Jamal Ahmad for some hot jazz and cool art. Motley stopped by WCLK to rap with Jamal about the gig.
Friday Jazz is an evening of art and music every third Friday of the month with extended hours with full gallery access including special exhibitions.
One Music Fest happens Saturday at Masquerade Music Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park near downtown. This event features an amazing cross pollination of artists and genres, separate states curated by notable DJs(including WCLK's own Jamal Ahmad). The tag line for One Music Fest is Unity Through Music. This year's lineup includes Snoop Lion, D J Kemit, Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, Amel Larrieux, Quadron, Luke James, Res, and a re-union of ATL's legendary Goodie Mob.
Mace Hibbard dropped by WCLK today and talked for a while with Riva Blue about Friday Night's Friday Jazz At The High Museum performance, beginning at 5pm. Y0u can beat the traffic, swing hard to some mainstream jazz and take in The Girl With The Pearl Earring. Get your Vermeer on and hear Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Hibbard, playing with Melvin Jones on trumpet, Louis Heriveaux on piano, Marc Miller on bass, and Marlon Patton on drums.
Ethnomusicologist Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., wrote a moving piece on the importance of George Duke, in which he writes about listening to Jamal Ahmad's Soul of Jazz show Tuesday on WCLK, which was a tribute to Duke.
Guthrie is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter at @DrGuyMusiqology and Musiqology.com Click here to read the post.
Earlier this week cast members Chandra Curelly and Latrice Pace dropped by the S.O.U.L of Jazz to talk about the world premiere of David H. Bell's Shakin' The Rafters, and why Atlantans who care about theatre, gospel music, and the African American Experience owe it to themselves come out to the 14th Street Playhouse to see this play before its run concludes August 4.
Sax man Kim Waters dropped by The S.O.U.L. of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad to talk about his music and his current tour, which brings him to Atlanta and the Variety Playhouse Saturday night for the Winds & Strings Show featuring Karen Briggs and Jon Parks.
Veteran saxophonist Kim Waters isn’t known among fans and peers as “the King of Smooth Urban Jazz” for nothing. Over the course of 17 albums, including over a decade’s worth with Shanachie, he’s been consistent and impeccable in delivering an infectious mix of romantic ballads and funky, thumping dance tunes.
Jamal Ahmad is having a soulful Tuesday, not the least of which was a visit from Swing Out Sister Chanteuse Corinne Drewery. She stopped by The Soul of Jazz in advance of tonight's performance at The Variety Playhouse to talk about Swing Out Sister's music past, present and future. She and Jamal talked about everything from the group's inter-generational fan base to the Icelandic volcano eruption that canceled their last scheduled Atlanta Appearance.
Their current record is called Private View. You can buy the record and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on this link:
WCLK will be celebrating MARTA's Destination Campaign with a special edition of The S.O.U.L of Jazz, live from the College Park MARTA Station. Stop by to win giveaways, play prize games, and meet Jazz 91.9 personalities, including Jamal Ahmad. It all happens starting at 2:00pm Thursday, March 28.
Jazz 91.9 WCLK @ MARTA College Park Rail Station for Destination Campaign 2013. We look forward to seeing you there!