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: Shift By Logan Richardson

Feb 23, 2016

Alto Saxophonist Logan Richardson makes his debut recording, Shift, on the Blue Note Records Label.  Richardson assembled an all star band that included:   Guitarist Pat Metheny, Pianist Jason Moran, Bassist Harish Raghavan and Drummer Nasheet Waits. 

You can hear cuts from this vital new Straight Ahead Jazz release 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.   

NEW MUSIC: New Direction by Drummer, Herling Riley

Feb 18, 2016

Crescent City Drummer, Herlin Riley has worked as part of accomplished ensembles with Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis, among others. He plays a mixture of the Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Blues, and Martial Music that have always epitomized the New Orleans beat.  His first release for Mack Avenue is called New Direction and features a number of cuts you can hear on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

NEW MUSIC: Written In The Rocks By Renee Rosnes

Feb 16, 2016

Canadian Jazz Pianist Renee Rosnes is an original member of the San Francisco Jazz Collective who has collaborated with a diverse group of musicians including Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody and Ron Carter.   She's part of Carter's current quartet.   She's just released Written In The Rocks, featuring a quintet that includes vibes, sax-flute, bass and drums. I'll be playing various cuts on Jazz 91.9 WCLK including the title track, in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m.

NEW MUSIC: Jae Sinnett Zero To 60

Feb 12, 2016

Jae Sinnett is a drummer and composer.  His 14 release is called Zero To 60 and features a straight up Jazz quartet featuring tenor sax, acoustic piano and bass along with Sinnett on drums.   Not only is Sinnett a musician worth hearing, he's also a public radio brother, having hosted and produced a Jazz show for over 25 years on NPR Affiliate WHRV in Norfolk-Hampton Roads Virginia.  You can hear cuts from Zero To 60 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.

NEW MUSIC: The Inside Of The Outside

Feb 9, 2016

Saxophonist and Composer, Jeff Coffin has played as a member of Bela Fleck's Flecktones.   Since 2009, he has toured as a member of the Dave Mathews Band.   On The Inside Of The Outside, he plays with Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band, made up entirely of high school musicians.   On this record they are joined by leading soloists including Victor Wooten, Trombone Shorty, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Futureman and others.

NEW MUSIC: Dr. Um And The Lost Pages

Feb 3, 2016

Peter Erskine has played drums for Weather Report and Steps Ahead.   On his new release Dr. UM And The Lost Pages, he brings his drum savvy and tight group on a series of original compositions and pieces by Joe Zawinul, John Beasley, Gary McFarland, Vince Mendoza and Gustav Mahler.   If you like Weather Report, you will like Dr.Um And The Lost Pages. You can hear Lost Pages on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, in particualr during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from  10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

The late great Guitarist Wes Montgomery laid the foundation for all great Jazz guitarists who followed him. His tone, collaborations and choice of material has influenced generations of Jazz players you hear on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, regularly.   One Night In Indy is out now on Resonance Records and I'll be playing it on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday  from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   The CD represents the only recording of Montgomery playing with legendary Jazz Pianist Eddie Higgins, and was recorded in 1959 at the Indianapolis Jazz Club.

Dr. Lonnie Smith is the ranking Jazz maestro of the Hammond B3 Organ, in particular since the loss of the great Jimmy Smith in 2005.   Dr. Lonnie Smith returns with his first release on Blue Note in 45 years, Evolution.   In his first go-round on Blue Note he cut sides with the great sax man Lou Donaldson, among others.

NEW MUSIC: #JIVECULTURE - Jeremy Pelt

Jan 18, 2016

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has blown through sets and sides in Jazz since his days with the Mingus Big Band. He's played horn on recordings from a diverse group of collaborators that stretch from Ravi Coltrane and Cedar Walton to the Skatalites and Nancy Wilson. On his new High Note Records release #JIVECULTURE, Pelt finally plays along with one of Jazz music's greatest bass players, Ron Carter. #JIVECULTURE features original Pelt compositions, standards and even one of Ron Carter's original compositions, Einbahnstrasse.

Latin Jazz has informed our culture at least since Dizzie Gillespie's Afro-Cuban musical excursions of the late 1940s.   Contemporary Latin Jazz is vibrant and ever present in the larger culture and on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards.   You can hear cuts from Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars new release on Savant, called Heart Beat at various times during the broadcast day, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from  10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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