SOUL of Jazz

Weekdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM; Saturdays from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Hosted by Jamal Ahmad

Experience Sounds Of Universal Love on the SOUL of Jazz weekdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM with Jamal Ahmad, voted best afternoon drive time DJ in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal - Constitution.   Music that feeds your soul and soothes your mind - SOUL of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad, weekdays from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Support for WCLK programming comes from the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, presenting the 43rd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival returning on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday September 5 and Monday, September 6 at Piedmont Park. The event is open to the public. This year's lineup includes Sean Jones, Archie Shepp, Mike Phillips, Miguel Zenon, Ron Carter, Jazzmeia Horn, Theo Croker and more.

John Watson

The great jazz pianist, Armando Anthony "Chick" Correa, has passed on at 79. For those who may not understand the magnitude of this loss, this man is one of the cornerstone figures in modern music. Coming out of the late 60s "School Of Miles Davis," he would help guide the future of music for the next 50 years. His band, Return To Forever, was one of the most influential bands in music. Everyone from Prince to Phil Collins, from Thundercat to Robert Glasper, utilized the inspiration from him and his band to fuel their dreams.

The production projects of legendary U.K producer/songwriter Simon law are no stranger to many of your music playlists. His work can be heard from a diverse array of artists in the 90s like Soul II Soul, Maurice White(EWF), Maxi Priest, Maysa, Chante Moore, Lucky Dube and so many others. His 2017 solo album Look To The Sky, which featured many of his cohorts from those days of yore, was a staple on my show, The S.O.U.L Of Jazz.

Andre Harrell Was The Perfect Conduit

May 23, 2020
Andre Harrell, December 2019 (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs)

I recently penned a tribute to the late Andre Harrell for Soultracks, the biggest website devoted to Soul Music. You can read it here. If you are a fan of old school legends like Heavy D & The Boyz, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Teddy Riley & Guy, Al B. Sure!, Mary J. Blige, Eddie F., Dave Hall, Jodeci, Father M.C., you probably heard them thanks to Harrell.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Monticello, located at 2000 Powers Ferry Road in Marietta. Monticello presents their Sunset Jazz Series on Saturday, February 29th with Keyboardist Marcus Johnson. Marcus has released over 15 albums and is the host of Catch The Flo, heard on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm on WCLK. Doors open at 5pm and showtime is 7:30pm. Dinner at Monticello features Southern-style cuisine with a Cajun twist. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad  will be your host for the show.

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