WCLK Holiday Music

WCLK loves the Christmas Season, and plays cuts from the various jazz artists who have been playing Christmas and other holiday songs from day one.  You'll hear plenty of them between Thanksgiving and New Year's, and you'll also hear other music specials throughout the year.

WCLK's Holiday Jazz features new music from Joe Gransden and His 16 Piece Big Band, covering many of your timeless Christmas classics in the mode of Cole, Sinatra, or Harry Connick, Jr.. Joe is a friend of WCLK and he's playing these songs live across town throughout the holiday period. You can find out more about that here.

The Christmas Wish By Herb Alpert

Dec 5, 2017

For the first time since his Christmas Album with The Tijuana Brass in 1968, Herb Alpert is out with a recording of Christmas and Holiday favorites on Herb Alpert-The Christmas Wish with Symphony and Choir.   You can hear cuts from The Christmas Wish, including Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, on Jazz 91.9 WCLK as part of our Holiday Jazz selections.

You can support WCLK by purchasing The Christmas Wish from Amazon by clicking below:

Vocalist Leslie Odum, Jr. is fresh off performing in the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and appearing in Kenneth Branagh's Murder On The Orient Express.  As well, Odum, has re-released  his album, Simply Christmas just in time for the holidays.  Odum, who won a Tony Award for playing Aaron Burr in Hamilton On Broadway, delivers Christmas classics in his own understated, smooth style.  You can hear cuts from Simply Christmas as a part of  the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Holiday music rotation.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK  Jazz Christmas and Holiday music playlist begins on Thanksgiving Day. We'll take you through New Year's Day playing your favorite holiday songs from your favorite Jazz artists.   Ranging from Nat King Cole to Lindsey Webster, we'll have you covered for a special blend of Holiday cheer.

One of our favorite new records is Dave Koz and Friends 20th Anniversary Christmas, just out on Concord. The record includes 13 holiday classics, as Dave is accompanied by David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White and many others.

Holiday Music On WCLK: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas

Dec 12, 2016
Okeh Records

Kurt Elling is one of the very best Jazz vocalists of his generation, and you've heard his songs on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK since he began recording for Blue Note 20 years ago. He has now released Kurt Elling Sings Christmas on Okeh Records. These songs lean heavily on spiritual favorites we can all remember from childhood.  You can hear cuts from Kurt Elling Sings Christmas throughout the day on WCLK between now the rest of the year in particular during Serenade To The City, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.