Jazz Appreciation Month http://wrti.org en It's Official! The City Of Philadelphia Appreciates Jazz http://wrti.org/post/its-official-city-philadelphia-appreciates-jazz <p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:49:00 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 7177 at http://wrti.org It's Official! The City Of Philadelphia Appreciates Jazz WRTI Jazz Hosts Share Their Five Favorite Songs http://wrti.org/post/wrti-jazz-hosts-share-their-five-favorite-songs <p>Throughout this month, from early evening to the wee small hours of the morning, our jazz staff will be telling you about special moments that created, or perpetuated, their love for this great music. Each of these moments will be accompanied by a favorite song.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:46:49 +0000 Maureen Malloy 7166 at http://wrti.org WRTI Jazz Hosts Share Their Five Favorite Songs Those "I Love Jazz" Moments http://wrti.org/post/those-i-love-jazz-moments <p>One night recently, as I was home struggling to convince my toddler that the floor is not where leftover food lives, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood” came on the radio. Suddenly, I found myself paying a bit more attention to the music than the drama at hand. Why? Because I knew what was coming....that specific moment in the song that always gets to me. There's a total mood shift as the timing completely changes and you start to notice the drums more and more. And then you start to wonder if the drums were even there at all during the beginning of the tune. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 7158 at http://wrti.org Those "I Love Jazz" Moments The Creators Of Jazz Appreciation Month Start Celebrating http://wrti.org/post/creators-jazz-appreciation-month-start-celebrating The 12th official <a href="http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=70" target="_blank">Jazz Appreciation Month</a> began when April did. But today, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, which founded the JAM campaign, kick started its own celebration with a series of performances, discussions and ceremonies.<p>A morning gathering for invited guests was highlighted by the official delivery of two musical artifacts to the Smithsonian's collection. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:42:00 +0000 editor 5383 at http://wrti.org The Creators Of Jazz Appreciation Month Start Celebrating April Is Jazz Appreciation Month: Celebrate With WRTI! http://wrti.org/post/april-jazz-appreciation-month-celebrate-wrti <p>Join WRTI through the month of April as we celebrate the art form that is our lifestyle...Jazz! During each jazz shift, WRTI hosts will feature music by an artist who has shaped jazz into the multi-faceted genre that it is today.&nbsp; You'll hear the great vocalists, bandleaders, instrumentalists and composers, as well as the stories behind their jazz innovation.</p><p>You can expect to hear these featured artists at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am and 5 am each day. Also, keep an ear out for special jazz interviews and tidbits sprinkled throughout our regular programming.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:24:39 +0000 Maureen Malloy 5340 at http://wrti.org April Is Jazz Appreciation Month: Celebrate With WRTI! Around The Jazz Internet: April 6, 2012 http://wrti.org/post/around-jazz-internet-april-6-2012 Poll: does <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/blogsupreme/status/187191636684587008/photo/1" target="_blank">this</a> look like Duke Ellington or not? How about <a href="http://murallocator.org/2010/01/duke-ellington-mural/" target="_blank">this</a>? Washington D.C. wants to know.<p><ul><p><li>The Jazz Internet hubbub of this week centers around the band BADBADNOTGOOD, a young trio from Toronto known for instrumental covers of hip-hop and dubstep beats. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 16:47:51 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 3739 at http://wrti.org Around The Jazz Internet: April 6, 2012 April is Jazz Appreciation Month http://wrti.org/post/april-jazz-appreciation-month <p>Put some swing into your spring...check out all of the jazz events around town this month. Plus, on WRTI we&rsquo;ll broadcast special jazz tributes every night in April. You&rsquo;ll hear short biographical sketches of jazz musicians (past and present) with regional ties. And after each sketch, we&rsquo;ll play music from the featured artists. You&rsquo;ll be able to catch our vignettes every day at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am, and 5 am.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:33:22 +0000 Maureen Malloy 3727 at http://wrti.org April is Jazz Appreciation Month Bud Powell http://wrti.org/post/bud-powell <p>Earl Rudolph &quot;Bud&quot; Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) was an American Jazz pianist. Powell has been described as one of &quot;the two most significant pianists of the style of modern jazz that came to be known as bop&quot;, the other being his friend and contemporary Thelonious Monk. Along with Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a key player in the history of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him &quot;the Charlie Parker of the piano&quot;.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:26:00 +0000 2517 at http://wrti.org Bud Powell Jazz Appreciation Month http://wrti.org/post/jazz-appreciation-month <p>WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at this uniquely American art form.</p> Mon, 03 Apr 2006 13:15:00 +0000 Jim Hilgen 1734 at http://wrti.org