Voices in Jazz http://wrti.org en Radio Pro Bob Craig: 50 Years On The Air and Counting! http://wrti.org/post/radio-pro-bob-craig-50-years-air-and-counting <p>WRTI's much-loved jazz host Bob Craig is celebrating a milestone - 50 years on the air! We're so proud of Bob. He's a seasoned pro, and we're extremely fortunate that he's a part of our WRTI family. Here's his story...</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:52:07 +0000 WRTI Staff 7063 at http://wrti.org Radio Pro Bob Craig: 50 Years On The Air and Counting! A Jazz Winter Wonderland with Bob Craig: Sunday, Dec. 22 on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/jazz-winter-wonderland-bob-craig-sunday-dec-22-wrti <p>Spend this Sunday afternoon with a sleigh full of holiday favorites by some of the great voices in jazz. You'll hear Ella and Louis, Diana Krall, and new releases from The New York Voices and Karrin Allyson. From Santa and snow to mistletoe - come and&nbsp;enjoy the show. <strong><em>Voices in Jazz</em>, Sunday, December 22, 3 to 6 pm on WRTI HD-2 and the all-jazz web stream at wrti.org.</strong></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:53:15 +0000 Bob Craig 6827 at http://wrti.org A Jazz Winter Wonderland with Bob Craig: Sunday, Dec. 22 on WRTI Sandy Stewart and Bil Charlap on WRTI's Voices In Jazz http://wrti.org/post/sandy-stewart-and-bil-charlap-wrtis-voices-jazz <p>Philadelphia-born singer Sandy Stewart and her son, renowned pianist Bill Charlap, will share some musical moments with Bob Craig on<strong> Sunday, October 20 at 5 pm </strong>on WRTI HD-2 and the all-jazz stream at wrti.org</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:44:25 +0000 Bob Craig 6578 at http://wrti.org Sandy Stewart and Bil Charlap on WRTI's Voices In Jazz Brazilian Jazz Duo MINAS on Voices in Jazz http://wrti.org/post/brazilian-jazz-duo-minas-voices-jazz <p>Tune in on Sunday, April 21st at 5 pm on our HD-2 channel when the popular Brazilian vocal duo MINAS stops by the station. Orlando Haddad and Patricia King will fill you in about their current project to complete a fabulous CD that they started work on in 2004 when they had teamed up with arranger and orchestrator, Bill Zaccagni to present “Symphony in Bossa,” a music program enhanced by Bill’s arrangements written specifically for MINAS - featuring original compositions and traditional Brazilian repertoire. "Symphony in Bossa" was halted due to Bill's sudden, tragic passing.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:57:39 +0000 Bob Craig 5421 at http://wrti.org Brazilian Jazz Duo MINAS on Voices in Jazz Julie London and Anat Cohen: Crying a River http://wrti.org/post/julie-london-and-anat-cohen-crying-river <p>We're honoring ladies of jazz this month on WRTI. Take a moment to listen to jazz vocalist Julie London sing "Cry Me A River." In case you didn't know, Julie was named Billboard's most popular female vocalist in 1955, 1956, and 1957, and was on the cover of LIFE magazine in 1957.&nbsp; This video is from 1964.</p><p>http://youtu.be/DXg6UB9Qk0o</p><p>Jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen is making a splash on today's jazz scene. Here's her take on "Cry Me A River."</p><p>http://youtu.be/xPTOgy6giKc</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:02:45 +0000 WRTI Staff 5247 at http://wrti.org Julie London and Anat Cohen: Crying a River Author Marc Myers' 'Why Jazz Happened' on Voices In Jazz http://wrti.org/post/author-marc-myers-why-jazz-happened-voices-jazz <p>Join us on Sunday, February 24, 5 to 6 pm as host Bob Craig welcomes Marc Myers, author of a newly published book, <em>Why Jazz Happened - </em>a comprehensive insight, from an outsiders view, of how jazz flourished between 1942 and 1972.</p><p>You'll also hear vocal recordings to illustrate the book's theme.</p><p><em><strong>Voices in Jazz</strong></em> with host Bob Craig can be heard Sundays from 3 to 6 pm on WRTI HD-2 and the all- jazz stream at wrti.org.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:24:04 +0000 Bob Craig 5172 at http://wrti.org Author Marc Myers' 'Why Jazz Happened' on Voices In Jazz Jazz Vocalist & Pianist Dena DeRose: Oct. 14, 5 pm on Voices in Jazz http://wrti.org/post/jazz-vocalist-pianist-dena-derose-oct-14-5-pm-voices-jazz <p>A special treat this week on <em>Voices in Jazz</em>! The amazingly talented pianist/singer Dena DeRose shares her story about how carpal tunnel syndrome nearly sidelined her piano career, and led to a focus on singing. Today, happily, she's proficient at both and traveling the world as a much in-demand artist. You'll also hear selections from her first solo release -&nbsp; <a href="http://www.denaderose.com/album.php?id=0&amp;notes=no"><strong><em>Travelin' Light,</em></strong></a> featuring standards from the Great American Songbook<strong> </strong>recorded live in Antwerp. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:35:38 +0000 Bob Craig 4573 at http://wrti.org Jazz Vocalist & Pianist Dena DeRose: Oct. 14, 5 pm on Voices in Jazz Sarah & Ella Sing Gershwin: Sept. 23rd, 3 to 6 pm, Voices In Jazz on HD-2 http://wrti.org/post/sarah-ella-sing-gershwin-sept-23rd-3-6-pm-voices-jazz-hd-2 <p>Both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan recorded Gershwin songbook albums in the late 1950s. The first hour of <em>Voices in Jazz </em>this week will feature recordings from both of these famous jazz singers.</p><p>Each will sing stunning versions of "Embraceable You" - and even Louis Armstrong gets to squeeze in a couple of duets with Ella. Also, a rebroadcast of an interview with Carolyn Nelson, a Philadelphia-area singer performing songs from her <em>Come A Little Closer</em> CD. <strong>Sunday, September 23rd, 3 to 6 pm on the all-jazz stream and WRTI HD-2.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:09:35 +0000 Bob Craig 4463 at http://wrti.org Sarah & Ella Sing Gershwin: Sept. 23rd, 3 to 6 pm, Voices In Jazz on HD-2 The Johnny Hartman Story: Voices in Jazz, August 26th, 5 pm on HD-2 http://wrti.org/post/johnny-hartman-story-voices-jazz-august-26th-5-pm-hd-2 <p>Author Gregg Akkerman has penned a much talked-about biography on the life of jazz singer Johnny Hartman. <em>The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story</em> traces the journey of the Grammy-nominated vocalist from his big-band origins with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie to his storied career as a solo recording artist.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:41:37 +0000 Bob Craig 4330 at http://wrti.org The Johnny Hartman Story: Voices in Jazz, August 26th, 5 pm on HD-2 Jeri Southern Birthday Celebration: Voices in Jazz on HD-2, August 5th http://wrti.org/post/jeri-southern-birthday-celebration-voices-jazz-hd-2-august-5th <p>We&#39;ll remember singer Jeri Southern on the anniversary of her 86th birthday on Sunday, August 5th on <em>Voices in Jazz, </em>3 to 6 pm on HD-2 and the jazz stream<em>.&nbsp;</em> It&#39;ll be a special hour with her songs and special guest Dick LaPalm, her one-time manager back in the 1950s. He&#39;ll share stories and remembrances of this much-admired lady of music in the 5 pm hour.</p><p>http://youtu.be/6Lw5XQKZfVA</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 11:55:00 +0000 Bob Craig 4232 at http://wrti.org Jeri Southern Birthday Celebration: Voices in Jazz on HD-2, August 5th