Jamal Ahmad

Andre Harrell Was The Perfect Conduit

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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.

Jamal Ahmad

Join us on this Sunday for a special tribute to the late John “Jay” Edwards, host of Jazz Tones. Beginning at 2 pm, Debb Moore will kick off our tribute to Jay on The Sunday Jazz Suite with reflections from his fellow WCLK on air personalities and colleagues. Then at 3pm, Jamal Ahmad will host Jazz Tones, playing the music that Jay loved. You’ll hear from artists, members of the Jazz community, and you the listeners as we read some of your comments left here at wclk.com.

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Check out the most recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my conversations with Fix My Life star Iyanla Vanzant, WCLK's Jamal Ahmad and Keisha Jackson remember Betty Wright, Andre Harrell and Little Richard and Atlanta theater leaders Jamil Jude and Thomas W. Jones are here as part of my The Show Must Go On: Entertainment and COVID-19 series. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Ken Ford, LLC, presenting Ken Ford's New Year's Eve Concert and After Party taking place on Tuesday evening, December 31. Events begin at 7pm at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, located at One Hartsfield Center Parkway in Atlanta. Entertainment features Ken Ford, The King of Strings, with special guest Guitarist Norman Brown and Vocalist Phillippia. They will play live as the New Year arrives. WCLK's SOUL of Jazz Host Jamal Ahmad will be your host for this event.

For close to two decades, Tony Momrelle's rich vocals have been synonymous with modern soul and jazz culture. He has added an entirely new dimension to the the UK soul genre His work with world renown UK jazz-funk outfit, Incognito, has set him apart from his contemporaries, garnering him fans from all over the world.

He joined me on The Soul Of Jazz, in the WCLK studios, where we talked talked about Incognito, why he was handpicked by Sade to join her band, how Al B. Sure! was his introduction to becoming a real singer, and so much more.

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