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 Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 20, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

New Music: Zigzagger By Takuya Kuroda

Oct 17, 2016

If you are looking to hear the spirit of Miles Davis on a Contemporary Jazz record, I recommend you take a listen to Takuya Kuroda's new release on Concord, Zigzagger. Kuroda plays with a wide combination of players and, textures in a way that is satisfying and challenging at the same time.  He even joins up with Brooklyn Afro-beat Stylists, Antibalas for "Think Twice."  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring cuts from Zigzagger at various times throughout the day, including on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  

New Music: Heaven & Earth By Khari Cabral & Jiva

Oct 13, 2016
ropeadope records

Khari Cabral is a talented player and producer who has gotten the very best out of vocalists he's worked with over the years.   On his new release Heaven & Earth, on Ropeadope and Atlantic Records, he features a lineup including friends of  Jazz 91.9 WCLK:   Chantae Cann, Kipper Jones, Julie Dexter and many others.   You can hear cuts from Heaven & Earth at various times throughout the day on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

New Music: New York Rhapsody By Lang Lang

Oct 3, 2016

With his new album New York Rhapsody on Sony Classical, Lang Lang pays homage to the great city of New York .  Lang Lang also pays homage to the music it has inspired such as all-time classic ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ plus wonderful songs like ‘Empire State of Mind,’ 'Tonight'  and ‘New York Minute.’   Joining Lang Lang on the album are guest artists:   Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Lindsey Stirling and Madeleine Peyroux, to name a few.

New Music: Human Nature By Herb Alpert

Sep 29, 2016

Herb Alpert is an enduring figure in music and the music industry. He has given career breaks to untold musicians, and has given millions of dollars to further the cause of music education. The 81-year-old Alpert shows few signs of slowing down, and is back with his latest record Human Nature.   The record includes his take on a Michael Jackson classic, as well as several other covers and original compositions, including Doodles.

New Music: 360 By Ed Calle

Sep 26, 2016

Saxophonist Ed Calle hails from Miami and is a Latin Grammy-Award Winner.  His latest record on Mojito Records is called 360 and features more Contemporary and Mainstream Jazz.  The takes spotlights a smaller combination of players which includes Arturo Sandoval.  This combination is more straightforward Latin Jazz.  You can hear cuts from 360 at various times on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards; and, during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Vocalist, Guitarist and Composer Allan Harris is back with his 11th album, Nobody's Gonna Love You BetterNobody's Gonna Love You Better is a follow up to the acclaimed Black Bar Jukebox record in 2015.  Harlem-born Harris' baritone vocals have been compared to the great Johnny Hartman.  Nobody's Gonna Love You Better (Love Production Records) includes four Harris originals.  As well, the album includes cover interpretations of songs from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and Spiral Staircase.

New Music: In My Room By Jacob Collier (VIDEO)

Sep 15, 2016

London's Jacob Collier is a 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer who's video mash-ups of classic soul songs became viral videos.  This digital sharing led to collaborations with Quincy Jones on live and recorded projects.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners may best know Jacob from his work with Snarky Puppy.  In My Room is his debut on Membran Entertainment Group.  At his best he reminds me of Sly Stone, an artist who blends styles to create an entirely new sound.

New Music: Apache By Aaron Neville

Sep 5, 2016
Tell It Records

Aaron Neville shows no sign of losing his vocal or musical edge at age 75.  His new Tell It Records release Apache comes following several releases in recent years paying homage to formative music from his past, including records taking in Soul, Gospel and, early R&B and Doo-Wop Classics.  Apache stakes out a more contemporary sound and features Neville's original songs about love, life, longing and being nice to your mom. Its tenor and tone evokes some of his great mid-period work with The Neville Brothers.

New Music: Journey To The Heart By Keiko Matsui

Aug 30, 2016

Pianist and Composer, Keiko Matsui celebrates 30 years of recordings with her new release on Shanachie Entertainment, Journey To The Heart. This record has a more acoustic sound than previous releases, and includes a strong Cuban influences with Bassist Carlitos Del Puerto and Drummer Jimmy Branly. You can hear cuts from Journey To The Heart at various times on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.