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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.

Music is the Universal language and these five talented twenty-something musicians from Budapest who call themselves The Peet Project are proof. Galaxies is the second single from their full length project Ups And Downs (Beagle Beat Records). It's the perfect follow up to Let's Do This, the first single. Galaxies is perfect for a Fall drive, a soundtrack for work, or if you just want to hear some feel-good music.

I listen to a lot of songs as WCLK Program Director, some good, some not as good. But you know immediately when you have a winner. I believe keyboardist Mark Etheredge's latest You & Me & We (Vipaka Records) is a winner. Mark's keys matched with Paul Brown's rhythm guitar is a match made in contemorary Jazz music heaven. This track is smooth and funky at the same time. You'll want to add it to your collection, but if you don't you can hear it on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK.

When I got the call about Dave Koz's new full length New Day(Just Koz Entertainment) I was eager to hear it. When I learned his first single would be Side By Side featuring David Sanborn, I knew the listeners were in for a treat.  Personally, I wanted to hear it, having worked with both of them as a label executive at Capitol and 

This live performance recorded for Concord Jazz at  Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre is the perfect setting to commemorate the 100th Birthday of the one and only Ella Fitzgerald. It's an All Star cast hosted by David Allan Grier and features: Patti Austin, Ledisi, The Count Basie Orchestra, Lizz Wright and so many more.

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