Serenade To The City

Blake Aaron: Sunday Strut (feat. Najee)

Jan 1, 2021
Innervision Records

As we ring in the New Year many of your favorite Jazz artists are releasing new music. Guitarist Blake Aaron jumpstarts 2021 with Sunday Strut, the third single from his Color and Passions full length released in September of 2020. This infectious single featuring Najee is an  uptempo tune designed to get your New Year off to a lively start.

Christmas Music All Day Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2020

This time of year is always special because we get to hear classic holiday songs and how today’s artists put their twist on them.  Here are some of my favorite picks and you’ll hear them all day long on Christmas Day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK:

Doug Jones- “This Christmas”-  This Donny Hathaway classic is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  Doug gives this holiday classic a funky twist but remains true to the essence of this holiday classic.

When I received the new version of Turn Your Love Around I immediately downloaded it eager to hear it. First, I’m a longtime George Benson fan, even before working with him briefly while at Warner Bros Records. Secondly, this is my favorite Benson song and third, but not finally, it’s a live recording!

NexLevel: Chillin'

Nov 2, 2020

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.

Will Donato: The High Road

Oct 30, 2020

Will Donato is no stranger to the listeners of Jazz 91.9 WCLK as his previous releases You Got This and Infinite Soul were listener favorites. Will, an Aurora, Colorado native, is back with a high stepping single he calls The High Road along with a video highlighting the universal appeal of Jazz music. It’s also good for the genre as the video displays the broad demographic appeal of this song. I knew from the first notes The High Road would l find a home on the WCLK Playlist.

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