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.

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.

Offering features the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson as interpreted by vocalist and composer Charenee Wade. Artists appearing on Offering include Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen will be featuring this record throughout the day on WCLK and particularly during Serenade To The City overnight weeknights, as the music and messages passed on by Gil Scott-Heron in the 1960s and 1970s resonate all to loudly in 2015.


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Arranger and Composer Maria Schneider is back with her orchestra and her first release in eight years. The Thompson Fields reflects the power of nature and art to create moods that transport the listener. WCLK's Aaron Cohen has added cuts from The Thompson Fields overnight on WCLK during Serenade To The City.

Tenor Saxophonist Kamasi Washington's new release Epic is just that, a three-cd set of music that ranges from Debussy to Cherokee and back again, featuring his band Next Step, an orchestra, and a choir. You can hear this great new release throughout the day on WCLK, specifically his re-interpretation of the jazz standard Cherokee, featuring vocals from Patrice Quinn. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one a lot overnight on Serenade To The City.

New Maysa Back 2 Love Drops May 26, Airing On WCLK

May 21, 2015

Back 2 Love marks Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Maysa Leak's 20th year as a solo artist. Maysa calls the new release "the perfect summer record." WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is adding it to WCLK at various times throughout the day, including during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10p-2a.

You can purchase Back 2 Love via Amazon on the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. Thanks.

Ben Williams New Release Coming Of Age On WCLK

Apr 30, 2015

At WCLK we know bass.  That's why bass players from Stanley Clarke to Bob Cranshaw to Marcus Miller have dropped by the station over the years. It's also why WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Coming of Age, the new release from Ben Williams, on Serenade To The City late nights and also throughout the day on the station. Who has Ben Williams played with over the years?

Do you dig Latin Jazz like we do at WCLK? Drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto has an album out with his sextet, Triangles and Circles.  You can expect to hear it on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards Saturday afternoons 2p-6p, and Program Director Aaron Cohen will also be giving it a few spins throughout the week on WCLK.

You can purchase Triangles and Circles from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will support the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Gracias.

Vocalist Eliane Elias has a multi-decade career as a producer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer and artist. On Made In Brazil she returns to the music of her birthplace. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is currently playing her arrangement of Jobim's  Waters of March featuring ATL favorite Take Six.  You can hear it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially late nights on Serenade To The City.

Wolff and Clark's Expedition 2, Exclusively on WCLK

Mar 25, 2015

Michael Wolff has worked as a sideman and musical director for the likes of Nancy Wilson, Cal Tjader, Cannonball Adderley and the Arsenio Hall Band. His latest release with Drummer Mike Clark is their second record together, and features contemporary jazz takes on everyone from Eric Clapton to Diz, and Monk.

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is giving Expedition 2 spins throughout the WCLK broadcast day. You can support 91.9 WCLK by purchasing Expedition 2 from Amazon via the link below.  Thanks.

Marcus Miller's Afrodeezia Plays On WCLK

Mar 10, 2015

Marcus Miller is one of jazz music's transformative talents, playing with everyone from Miles and Herbie Hancock to David Sanborn and Bob James.  His virtuoso bass playing has carried mainstream and contemporary songs aloft. On his 22nd album, Afrodeesia on Blue Note, he plays in a tight ensemble and includes guests like Chuck D and Keb Mo.  WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Afrodeesia throughout the WCLK day, particularly during Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a.