The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz

Platinum-selling South African singer/model/actress Lira has already conquered South Africa and much of Europe with her irresistible blend of R&B, Jazz and African styles.  She appears tonight in Atlanta at Vinyl at Center Stage as part of a short East-West Coast U.S. tour.

Lira dropped by to chat with Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz, and left us all entranced.

You can purchase Lira's lates record Rise Again from Amazon via the link below and support WCLK at the same time:

Regina Carter and her Quartet are appearing at acoustically perfect Spivey Hall at Clayton State University Saturday night at 8:15pm.  Carter, one of the pre-eminent jazz violinists of her era.

Her mixtures of classical jazz and international music stylings have attracted listeners and admirers the world over, she received a Macarthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2006.

Her quartet for the Atlanta performance includes Xavier Davis on piano, Jesse Murphy on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums.

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.

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!

More about MARTA?  Click here.

George Duke and Gerald Albright will be in ATL at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on April 3 for WCLK's 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert.  Duke himself called in this week to catch up with Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. of Jazz.  It was a meeting of like minds, as the conversation covered a whole lot of funk, among other things.

J-Fly and Joey Sommerville are two key members of the Atlanta Jazz Family, and they always take time to drop by WCLK when they are playing in town.  Today they joined Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. Of Jazz, heard weekdays 2p-6p on The Jazz of The City. 

Friday night February 1 will find J-Fly & The Fly Trap accompanied by Joey Sommerville and special guest Donnie at Acoustix, on Marietta Street.  They caught up with Jamal on a stormy hump-day afternoon, telling tales of musical derring-do from around the world and right here at home.