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UPFRONT talks to Philip Bailey and Jamal Ahmad (AUDIO)

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UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry kicked off our celebration of Black Music Month recently with an exclusive interview featuring Earth Wind and Fire legend Philip Bailey. The music icon is releasing a new jazz album, Love Will Find A Way and talked about collaborating with the new giants of jazz: Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Christian Scott and more.

WCLK's Jamal Ahmad talked to UPFRONT about his Georgia Radio Hall of Fame nomination and his new documentary film Stepping Into Tomorrow. He also chats about new music from his group---The Dangerfeel Newbies---as well as the future of jazz and his top five albums of all time. (See the full interview below)

UPFRONT also celebrated the 75th birthday of Atlanta native and the Empress of Soul---Gladys Knight. Her music is played all throughout the show. 

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UPFRONT talks to WCLK's Jamal Ahmad about his Georgia Radio Hall of Fame nomination, the future of Jazz, his new documentary Stepping Into Tomorrow and much more.

UPFRONT airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on WCLK 91.9 and WCLK.com 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.