Brian Simpson

Brian Simpson & Steve Oliver release a new single from their album Unified(Shanachie Entertainment).  The Road Never Ends is a mid- tempo soothing song featuring Brian’s noticeable keyboard/piano strokes complimented nicely by Steve’s well known guitarist licks. Rounding out the ensemble is Alex Al on bass, Eric Valentine on drums and Roman Yslas on percussion.  This is the kind of song that will compliment any activity, like your afternoon ride with Jamal Ahmad, host of the SOUL of Jazz daily from 2p-7p on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is amde possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only on Thursday, March 7, Brian Simpson with The Suite Jazz Band. Simpson's soulful keyboards have backed Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, among others. Doors open at 6:30pm, with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from the 2018 Gulf Coast Summer Fest taking place Saturday, September 1 at Pensacola Community Maritime Park.  Enjoy the Gulf waters and ocean breezes as you enjoy a great day of live music including:  Boney James, Host Nick Colionne, Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp, Brian Simpson, Jay Rowe, Julian Vaughn, Paul Jackson, Jr., Oli Silk and Earnest Walker, Jr. 

Brian Simpson: Persuasion

Jul 18, 2018

Illinois-born pianist Brian Simpson was influenced by Oscar Peterson as he grew up listening to jazz music, but his music over a career including seven albums has fit into a contemporary groove that you hear on WCLK. On his latest release Persuasion(Shanachie), he brings funk and jazz with help from musicians including Peter White and Boney James. You can hear cuts from Persuasion on WCLK at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays overnight 10pm-2am.

June 10: St. James Live Presents Brian Simpson

Jun 7, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by St. James Live, presenting Keyboardist and Composer Brian Simpson, one night only, Sunday June 10.   Simpson has played with George Duke, Gerald Albright and Boney James; and, toured with Janet Jackson and Teena Marie.   He wrote the R&B hit First Time for Surface.  Doors open for this exclusive performance at 6:00 p.m., with showtime at 7:00 p.m.   St.

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