Twenty years ago an invitation to play at his nephew’s wedding caused Guitarist Mark Jackson to team up with Keyboardist Jesse Thomas to form one of Columbus, Ohio's most popular bands. NexLevel describes themselves as an eclectic fusion Jazz band. Fast forward to 2020 and NexLevel is self-releasing a record called Midnight Blue, and leading the way is the single Chillin'. I call it refreshing sound for Jazz radio which is over saxed. Chillin’ isn’t over produced, there is no exaggerated playing it’s just a simple cool tune with a hand clap beakdown at the 2:20 mark . So I invite you to do some Chillin’ with Jazz 91.9 WCLK.
David C. Linton is Jazz 91.9 WCLK Program Director and host of Serenade To The City, heard Monday-Friday at 10pm.