Jamal Ahmad

Jazz vocalist of note Laura Coyle and her Quintet provide the musical soundtrack to Friday Jazz At The High Museum this week.  WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee at this event, and he sat down to chat with Coyle in advance of her performance.  Friday Jazz this week will also serve as the kickoff of WCLK's 40th Anniversary Celebration.  We hope to see you there.

For more information on Laura Coyle, click here.

Join WCLK Friday at 5pm for Friday Jazz At The High Museum as we kick off our 40th Anniversary celebration.  Jamal Ahmad is your host and The Laura Coyle Quintet is the live entertainment.  Your museum admission gains admission to the Friday Jazz, as WCLK begins our year long celebration  in recognition of the day in April, 1974 we went on the air bringing Jazz to Atlanta.  So skip the Friday traffic jam and join Atlanta's Jazz Station for the celebration.

From Jamal Ahmad, who hosted this edition of WCLK's ongoing Jazz Education series. "...Had a wonderful time hosting the Jazz Roots educational series this morning at North Atlanta High School w/ legendary South African singer/guitarist, Jonathan Butler! It was so inspiring to see him jam with a quartet that was comprised of students! They jammed Charlie Parker's "Now is the time" and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and even played a traditional South African tune with him! Don't count the kids out good people! There is still hope!"

Dave Koz and Jamal Ahmad caught up this week and discussed Koz's upcoming appearance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre December 2.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music's biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.

Stay outta that traffic jam and swing by Atlanta's High Museum for the latest edition of Friday Jazz At The High.  This month's event features the Steve Dancz Sextet and your emcee Jamal Ahmad.  You can stroll current exhibits in the Wieland Pavillion Galleries and get your live jazz on at the same time.

Kevin Bales on piano means solid jazz music.  He plays this evening at Atlanta's High Museum as part of the Friday Jazz At The High series, hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad.  The event kicks off at 5:00pm and goes until 10pm and is your perfect excuse to sit out the traffic jam, dig some jazz, and take in the High's current and permanent art exhibits, including Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney.  Kevin stopped by WCLK this week to chat with Jamal about Friday Jazz at the High and what he's been working on musically.

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.

John Crooms

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.

Gary Motley Brings Friday Jazz To The High Museum

Sep 19, 2013

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.

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