Bob Perkins http://wrti.org en The Story of Duke Ellington's Longtime Tenor Sax Bandman http://wrti.org/post/story-duke-ellingtons-longtime-tenor-sax-bandman <p>Duke Ellington was a fascinating figure—so much so that quite a number of books and shorter profiles of the man came to be during his time, and well after his passing. Writers were always peering over his shoulder, trying to get a fix on how he operated his band and made it so successful; they even attempted to poke into his personal life, which the Duke managed to keep fairly secret.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:02:42 +0000 Bob Perkins 7037 at http://wrti.org The Story of Duke Ellington's Longtime Tenor Sax Bandman A Photo Album of Bob Perkins Through The Years http://wrti.org/post/photo-album-bob-perkins-through-years <p>Mr. Bob Perkins, WRTI jazz host extraordinaire, turns 80 years old today. And for 50 of those years he's been on the radio to the delight of thousands and thousands of listeners. Happy Birthday BP! We love your GM...and you!</p><p><strong>Do you have any anecdotes about BP you'd like to share? Any birthday wishes? Please let Bob know in the comments section below. Thanks!</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/-wAYQEB7Vcc</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:49:22 +0000 WRTI Staff 6772 at http://wrti.org A Photo Album of Bob Perkins Through The Years Bob Perkins Tells The Tommy Potter Story http://wrti.org/post/bob-perkins-tells-tommy-potter-story <p>Tommy Potter’s name wouldn’t get much attention in jazz circles these days...unless the gathering were comprised of musicians and jazz fans with high-mileage on their odometers. But there was a time when the mention of his name brought smiles and nods of recognition, along with enthusiastic approval.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:19:23 +0000 Bob Perkins 6700 at http://wrti.org Bob Perkins Tells The Tommy Potter Story BP Remembers The Glorious Jazz Vocalist Gloria Lynne http://wrti.org/post/bp-remembers-glorious-jazz-vocalist-gloria-lynne <p>A true jazz legend - vocalist Gloria Lynne - passed away on October 15th in Newark, New Jersey of a heart attack. She was 81.</p><p>Bob Perkins recalls how Philadelphians loved Gloria Lynne, even though she was a New Yorker, and celebrated her talent. Listen to BP's recollections of a multi-talented chanteuse, best known for her signature song, "I Wish You Love."</p><p>http://youtu.be/Qkecwh4wJac</p><p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/16/us/obituary-gloria-lynne/" target="_blank"><strong>More about Gloria Lynne here.</strong></a></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:33:17 +0000 Bob Perkins 6585 at http://wrti.org BP Remembers The Glorious Jazz Vocalist Gloria Lynne BP: On the Road Again! http://wrti.org/post/bp-road-again <p>Join Bob Perkins as he broadcasts live from the Wiggins Park <em>Sunset Jazz Series</em> in Camden, NJ on <strong>Monday, August 5th at 6 pm.</strong>&nbsp; BP will bring you the usual GM from his regular summer post, right next to the big stage at Wiggins Park as the crowd awaits the night’s headliner, pianist Danilo Perez, who takes the stage at 8 pm.&nbsp; Expect to hear BP speak to the folks responsible for keeping this series alive for 22 years, and, if we’re lucky, the man himself, Danilo Perez.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:48:47 +0000 Maureen Malloy 6238 at http://wrti.org BP: On the Road Again! Bob Perkins Hits the Road! http://wrti.org/post/bob-perkins-hits-road <p>Join Bob Perkins as he broadcasts live from the the Wiggins Park<a href="http://www.camdenwaterfront.com/events/camden-county-sunset-jazz-series" target="_blank"> <em>Sunset Jazz Series</em> </a>in Camden, NJ on <strong>Monday, July 15th at 6 pm.&nbsp;</strong> BP will bring you the usual GM from his regular summer post, right next to the big stage at Wiggins Park as the crowd awaits the night’s headliner, Lonnie Liston Smith &amp; the Cosmic Echoes.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:29:18 +0000 Maureen Malloy 6175 at http://wrti.org Bob Perkins Hits the Road! The Karrin Allyson & Bill McGlaughlin "Diamond Session" On WRTI: Sunday, June 9th At 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/karrin-allyson-bill-mcglaughlin-diamond-session-wrti-sunday-june-9th-4-pm <p>Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson and radio personality Bill McGlaughlin (who is also a musician, conductor, and composer!) visited the WRTI performance studio in April and treated a few lucky guests to an amazing show. It was a fantastic afternoon in celebration of WRTI's 60th Anniversary! <strong>Join us to hear a broadcast of the session on Sunday, June 9th at 4 pm.</strong></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:11:46 +0000 Maureen Malloy 5417 at http://wrti.org The Karrin Allyson & Bill McGlaughlin "Diamond Session" On WRTI: Sunday, June 9th At 4 PM An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music http://wrti.org/post/afternoon-jazz-and-classical-music <p>On Sunday June 2nd, WRTI, <em>ICON </em>magazine, Jacobs Music, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Drum Workshop join forces to sponsor "An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music." WRTI's Bob Perkins will play host to jazz vocalist Paula Johns, The All-Star Jazz Quartet featuring Bruce Klauber, Andy Kahn, Bruce Kaminsky and Asher Stein, The Musicopia Student Drum Line, pianist Hanchien Lee from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and other guests.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 18:58:47 +0000 WRTI Staff 5516 at http://wrti.org An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music Some More of BP’s Favorite Things on New Year's Eve http://wrti.org/post/some-more-bp-s-favorite-things-new-years-eve <p>Join Bob Perkins from 6 to 9 pm as he brings you more of his jazz favorites...but without the seasonal flair. BP will kick off your New Year's Eve festivities with the music he enjoys the most, and the reasoning behind his fascination with certain artists and tunes. Whether he interviewed the artist, emceed a show, or shared a phone call with someone connected to the music, you can hear the story of why BP’s list looks and sounds the way that it does.</p><div><br>Celebrate the New Year by embracing stories from the past, and of course, by listening to the GM!</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 22:46:42 +0000 Maureen Malloy 4892 at http://wrti.org Some More of BP’s Favorite Things on New Year's Eve BP! http://wrti.org/post/bp Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:42:27 +0000 WRTI Staff 4528 at http://wrti.org BP!