Serenade to the City

Weekdays from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Hosted by Aaron Cohen

Serenade to the City with Aaron Cohen, weekdays from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM with a mix of Contemporary, Classic and Mainstream Jazz.  Serenade to the City with Aaron Cohen weekdays from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM.

New Jazz Music On WCLK Lee Ritenour- A Twist Of Rit

Sep 21, 2015

Guitarist Lee Ritenour has a new release on Concord Records titled A Twist Of Rit. Lee has assembled a Who's Who of jazz musicans for this record with the likes of Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts,David T. Walker, Dave Grusin, Dave Weckl, Makoto Ozone, Wah Wah Watson and Paulihno Da Costa just to name a few. WCLK is currently playing several tracks, Wild Rice, Ooh Yeah, Countdown and the title track A Twist Of Rit. Check out Ernie Watts on the title track! Love his work... This is another great jazz selection that should be included in your jazz collection.

Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective's new release is titled Breathless. The very first cut sets the tone for the groups masterful work,  Terence opens with Compared To What, the Les McCann & Eddie Harris classic and vocalist PJ Morton adds a soulful touch to the lyrics. I love this band. The E-Collective features Oscar Seaton on drums, Donald Ramsey on bass, Fabian Almazan on keyboards and Charles Altura on guitar. Terence's offering of Talk To Me featuring Dr. Cornell West, speaks to the times we live in today.

New Music On WCLK From Dee Dee Bridgewater

Aug 24, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater's new release on Okeh is titled Dee Dee's Feathers and she has teamed up with one of my favorite New Orleans trumpeters, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The record is a wonderful combination of Dee Dee's voice on top of that awesome New Orleans sound. Listen to WCLK and you will hear a wonderful arrangement of Saint James Infirmary, Big Chief- featuring Dr. John, Come Sunday, Congo Square and the Treme song/Do Whatcha Wanna. This is another great work of art that is a must for anyone's jazz collection.

New Jazz Music On WCLK

Aug 18, 2015

Larry Carlton and David T. Walker get together for the very first time and share the stage live at the Billboard in Tokyo. Larry has done an excellant job on this live recording and I'm glad he had the wisdom to add David T. Walker to the band. It's been five years since we've heard from David T. Walker and his playing on this record is impeccable! WCLK is playing several tracks from this new release. Burnable, 10pm, and Nite Crawler can be heard daily on WCLK. For all of you Jazz lovers here is another CD that should be in your Jazz collection.

New Jazz Music On WCLK-Teri Lyne Carrington

Aug 13, 2015

Master drummer and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington has just released a new CD titled the Mosaic Project: Love & Soul. Ms. Carrington has surrounded herself with some of the finest vocalist in the world of Jazz and R&B. The likes of Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan and Liz Wright to name a few. WCLK is currently playing Come Sunday featuring Natalie Cole and When I Found You featuring Liz Wright. This beautiful piece of work can be heard daily on WCLK 91.9FM and streaming right here.

New Music On WCLK- Eldar World Tour Vol. 1

Aug 4, 2015

Excellent work from pianist Eldar his 10th CD to date. WCLK is playing the tracks Hope recorded live in Atlanta and the Art Blakey classic Moanin'. This is surely a CD worth adding to your collection.

For more information about Eldar, click here.

WCLK listeners who have missed hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater hosting Jazz Set, the late, great NPR show, will be happy to know that she's back with a new record on Okeh featuring Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Dee Dee's Feathers. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added this record and you can hear it at various times during the day and overnight, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Friday 10p-2a.


WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen has added the new release from Larry Carlton and David T. Walker, @billboard Live Tokyo. In particular you can hear cuts from the album overnight on Serenade To The City.

For the first time, guitar greats Larry Carlton and David T. Walker share the stage. Recorded at the Billboard Live in Tokyo Japan, this album features classics composed by Larry as well as David T. You will enjoy taking a step back in time with tracks like the Crusaders The Well's Gone Dry and the groovy blues tune My Baby By My Side.

If you listen overnights on WCLK to Serenade To The City with Aaron Cohen, you'll be hearing cuts off of the new Impulse! release Tokyo Adagio, featuring bassist Haden and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. They collaborated on several recordings but this 2005 live date at Blue Note Tokyo is considered their very best together.

You can purchase Tokyo Adagio from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK.

Saxophonist Chico Freeman and Guitarist George Freeman have never recorded together before All In The Family, released on the Chicago-based Southport, an independent label out of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studios.

This is traditional acoustic jazz with George's signature electric jazz guitar and vintage amp, featuring all original compositions that remind many of us here at WCLK of everything from Getz to Hancock to Montgomery, while remaining wholly new.