Serenade To The City

New Music: Poetry In Motion By Najee

Aug 22, 2017

Great news for Contemporary Jazz lovers as Najee has a new record out on Shanachie Entertainment, Poetry In Motion. This release includes guests:  Will Downing, Maysa, Incognito, Eric Roberson and Phil Perry, among others.  You can hear cuts from Poetry In Motion at various times 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: Paris In The Rain By Sarah McKenzie

Jul 17, 2017

Australian Singer, Pianist, Composer and Arranger, Sarah McKenzie has a strong sophmore record out on Impulse called Paris In The Spring.  Produced by Brian Bacchus - who Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know from his work with Norah Jones, Lizz Wright and Gregory Porter -  Paris In The Spring features Jazz classics including:   Tea For Two and Jobim's Triste, as well as her own original compositions.   You can hear songs from Sarah McKenzie 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: 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: Turn Up The Quiet By Diana Krall (VIDEO)

Apr 28, 2017

Five time Grammy-winning Jazz Vocalist, Diana Krall is back with a new record on Verve, Turn Up The Quiet. She works out the American Songbook and is produced by fellow Grammy-winner Tommy Lipuma. This new effort features more Jazz standards and, fewer Pop and Rock covers that she's favored on recent records. You can hear cuts from Turn Up The Quiet at various times 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.  For more about Dianna Krall, click here.

New Music: Rebirth By Billy Childs

Apr 18, 2017
Mack Avenue Records

Billy Childs is a prolific pianist, composer and arranger of Jazz in its many variations going back to 1982 (on record).  He has worked with an amazing list of musicians, going back to J. J. Johnson and Freddie Hubbard. On his new release on Mack Avenue Records, Rebirth, Childs strips things down and plays most cuts on the record as part of a quartet, explicitly acknowledging his bebop roots. You can hear cuts from Rebirth on Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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