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: Culcha Vulcha By Snarky Puppy

May 20, 2016

Anyone who has experienced Snarky Puppy in concert this year already knows a new record has dropped.  During their recent shows, they have debuted several cuts off their latest album, Culcha Vulcha.   It's hard to believe it's their eleventh album already. This one actually marks their first studio record in two years; and, was recorded in El Paso, TX and Brooklyn, NY.

New Music: American Beauty By Andy Snitzer

May 16, 2016

Andy Snitzer is a sax player and composer of note, and we've featured his music for years on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. His latest release on Goose Song Music is called American Beauty, and features strikingly original Contemporary Jazz.  Paul Simon fans know that Snitzer has helped anchor the horn section in his band for a while, and he put in a virtuoso performance earlier this month at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. You can hear cuts from American Beauty at various times during 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: Escape Velocity By Theo Croker

May 12, 2016

No sophomore slump from up and coming straight-ahead horn man Theo Croker, who brings genre bending style and spiritual searching in his exhilarating second album release Escape Velocity.   Croker's new release features his band DVRK FUNK, which includes Anthony Ware on tenor saxophone and flute, Pianist Michael King, Guitarist Ben Eunson, Bassist Eric Wheeler and Drummer Kassa Overall.

New Music: The Vienna Affair By Kevin Mahogany

May 9, 2016

Fans of classic Jazz baritone vocals in the Johnny Hartman mode already know Kevin Mahogany.  If you are new to the party, check out his new release on Cracked Anegg, The Vienna Affair.   This record features a number of original compositions by this Kansas City native, some of which you can hear 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.

wyntonmarsalis.org

In 2008, Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to produce a piece of music honoring the 200th Anniversary of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church. The resulting sacred celebration included the full Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as well as a 70 piece gospel choir. In 2013, Damian Speed and his Chorale Le Chateau toured the country with Marsalis and the LCO, playing the piece to mesmerize audiences. This music has finally been released on Blue Engine Records, and I will be featuring assorted cuts on Serenade To The City on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   

NEW MUSIC: Horizon Ahead By Benny Golson

Apr 29, 2016

Benny Golson is a Mainstream Jazz great on tenor sax who played with everyone you know, from John Coltrane to Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie to Lionel Hampton and Art Farmer. As a young man he moved from Bebop to Hard Bop, and he has composed Jazz music for longer than most of us have been alive.   Golson will lead his current band at the 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival on the Main Stage on Sunday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. as part of Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz.

Sonny Rollins Holding The Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4

Apr 25, 2016

In his new album on Okeh, Holding The Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4, the legendary Tenor Saxophonist, Sonny Rollins reaches into his vast archives of concert recordings for eight astounding live cuts recorded between 1979 and 2012. The album reflects songs and styles touching on various aspects of his career. According to Rollins, "it's who I am, and the music represents just about every aspect of what I do." You can look forward to hearing cuts from Holding The Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4 at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and WCLK HD2 in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

NEW MUSIC: Landscapes By Joe Chambers

Apr 19, 2016

Joe Chambers is a percussionist, composer and arranger who played with everyone from Eric Dolphy and Freddie Hubbard to Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter.  He was an original member of Max Roach's percussion ensemble M'Boom.  He also has a long body of solo work that has been featured on Jazz 91.9 WCLK over the years. His new release on Savant is called Landscapes, and features a trio including Rick Germanson on piano and Ira Coleman on bass. Vibes are the focus on this record. You can hear cuts from Landscapes at various times on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

NEW MUSIC: Spark by Hiromi

Apr 10, 2016

There is a long list of compelling Japanese Jazz pianists over the years.  One of the current artists from that land making an impact on Jazz is Hiromi.  Her 10th release is entitled Spark, and features her Trio Project, which includes Contrabass Guitarist, Anthony Jackson and Drummer, Simon Philips. We'll be featuring cuts from Spark throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday from Friday 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

NEW MUSIC: Wanted by Gregoire Maret

Apr 5, 2016

Swiss-born Harmonica Player Gregoire Maret plays his instrument in a way that has critics comparing him to Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder.  On Wanted, his new release on Sunnyside, he collaborates with a series of notable talents, including Teri Lynne Carrington, who plays drums and co-produced the record.  You can hear cuts featuring Maret's distinctive harp throughout the day, in particular during Serenade To The City, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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