The Soul of Jazz

Jazz
11:31 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Legendary Jazz Bassist Bob Cranshaw Drops By WCLK, Chats with Jamal Ahmad

Bob Cranshaw and Jamal Ahmad @ WCLK 4/22/15

Bob Cranshaw played bass on all those records. Monk, Montgomery, Fitzgerald, Gordon, Hubbard, McLean, Mobley, Shorter, Silver, Tyner and many, many more. He's recorded and toured on bass for Sonny Rollins since 1962. With Composer Joe Raposo he helped create the musical accompaniment to Sesame Street and The Electric Company, bringing a jazz and funk vibe to generations of children's entertainment.

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Community Engagement
3:13 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

CAU President Carlton E. Brown Reflects On His Seven Years In Office

Dr. Carlton E. Brown

Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.

We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC.  He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.

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Jazz
1:10 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Incognito At Cobb Energy Thursday, Maysa Talks To Jamal Ahmad About It On WCLK

Incognito returns to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 26 at 8pm on their Amplified Soul Tour.  This time around the band is re-joined by Maysa. Special guests includ Khari Cabral Simmons and Chatae Cann  Tickets are still available, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Maysa checked in with Jamal Ahmad during The Soul of Jazz to show her support for WCLK's Spring Membership Campaign and talk about her work with Incognito.

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Jazz
4:26 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Friday Night Music Remix At The High Museum Features Laura Coyle Quintet

Laura Coyle

Friday Night Music Remix at Atlanta's High Museum this month features The Laura Coyle Quintet, with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad as your host.  Admission also includes access to the High's permanent collection and all exhibitions, including Cezanne And The Modern, with works from Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, and Pisarro.  The event takes place Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm until 10pm.

Laura Coyle dropped by WCLK to talk with Jamal about this event.

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Jazz
1:04 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Funk Jazz Kafe 20th Anniversary Celebration Sat Night, Jason Orr Raps With Mark Angel

Jason Orr presents the Funk Jazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival 20th Anniversary Celebration Part Two on Saturday, October 25 at 9pm at the Tabernacle downtown.  This festival rolls into a second decade with another night of surprise musical performances and themed interactive suites.

Funk Jazz Kafe Founder Jason Orr stopped by WCLK to talk about it with Mark Angel.

For more information or tickets, click here.

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Arts
4:45 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

ONE Musicfest Back This Weekend, Founder Jay Carter Talks With Jamal Ahmad

Atlanta's ONE Musicfest comes by once a year, featuring some of contemporary hip hop and R&B's leading lights.  This year's headliners include Nas and Kendrick Lamar, along with many other acts on different stages, including a DJ stage, kicking off around noon on Saturday, September 13 at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood.

Jamal Ahmad took time away from The Soul of Jazz to talk with ONE Musicfest Founder Jay Carter, about the music and about one of Atlanta's unique days of entertainment.

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Arts
11:15 am
Fri August 1, 2014

2014 Pan African Film Festival Aug 7-10 @ Plaza Theatre

WCLK thanks our supporters at the 2014 Pan African Film Festival, in Atlanta August 7-10 at the legendary Plaza Theatre at the corner of Ponce and Highland intown.  Over 50 new black films from around the U.S. and the world will be shown including Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear Me Read, Brother's Hypnotic and The Case of The Three Sided Dream.

PAFF Founder Ayuko Babu stopped by during The Soul of Jazz on WCLK and talked with Jamal Ahmad about this year's festival.

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Jazz
12:57 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Jose James Drops By WCLK, Helps Jamal Ahmad During Pledge Drive

Jose James and Jamal Ahmad @ WCLK
Credit Craig M Garrett

Jose James is considered by many to be the greatest contemporary jazz vocalist.  He plays live in ATL tonight at The Variety Playhouse.  Of course he stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad on the Soul of Jazz, and helped Jamal and Mark Angel during our Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign.  Because that's the kind of guy he is.

You can support jazz public radio WCLK by purchasing Jose James' new release While You Were Sleeping by purchasing it from Amazon using the link below:

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Arts
3:15 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Regina Carter @ Spivey Hall Saturday Night, Talks Jazz With Jamal Ahmad

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.

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Jazz
2:39 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Laura Coyle Chats With Jamal Ahmad in Advance of Friday Jazz @ The High

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.

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