Rick Braun

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.

New Music: Let It Go By Norman Brown

Jun 9, 2017

Norman Brown's debut release on Shananchie (and his first solo release in five years) is called Let It Go.  The new release includes includes Jazz and R&B flavors, with plenty of the guitar virtuosity that Brown's long-time fans and Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know so well.

He joins with Chante Moore for "Holding You," and re-imagines the Five Stair Steps classic "Oooh Child" for a new era.  Brown is also joined by:   BWB Bandmates, Rick Braun and Kirk Whalum; Sounds of Blackness; Marion Meadows;  and, S.O.U.L & TrayCar.  

Norman  is a friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  You can hear cuts from Let It Go on WCLK at various times, including during Serenade to the City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

New Music: Around The Horn By Rick Braun

Feb 20, 2017

Contemporary Jazz Trumpet Player, Rick Braun has a new record out on Shanachie, Around The Horn.   Braun is a mainstay on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  He stopped by our studios when he was in town recently.   Around The Horn features special guests Peter White and Lindsey Webster.  The record includes Braun's interpretations of songs from Selena Gomez, Coldplay and Alicia Keys, along with original songs.  You can hear cuts from Around The Horn at various times on WCLK in particular on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

WCLK Hosts Najee Talks Wolf Creek Jazz Festival

Sep 2, 2016

Friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK and all around Jazz Saxophone and Flute Virtuoso, Najee stopped by the WCLK Studios to chat with Jamal Ahmad on the SOUL of Jazz.  Jamal talked with Najee about his musical journey and his appearance Saturday, September 3 during day two of three amazing days of Contemporary Jazz at the Wolf Creek Jazz Festival.  The Festival culminates on Sunday, September 4.  

Ray Cornelius

Thank to the ‪#‎SteelCityJazzFestival‬.   I had a great time with my ‪#‎Jazz‬ 91.9 ‪#‎WCLK‬ family  and all our members who rode with us on the Steel City Express to Birmingham, AL on June 4.  Thanks to Ray Cornelius for the great photography.  Great performances by Janel Bush @athenarenee1 ‪#‎RickBraun‬ ‪#‎KirkWhalum‬ ‪#‎NormanBrown‬ ‪#‎Maysa‬ ‪#‎Maze‬ ‪#‎FrankieBeverly‬ ‪#Birmingham ‪#Alabama