Jeff Duperon

Jazz Host

Jeff's eclectic taste in music ranges across jazz, R&B, zydeco, gospel, classical, and funk. Born and raised in New Orleans where he began his radio career at WWOZ-FM as a morning drive-time announcer, Jeff graduated from Tulane University in 1996 and then moved to Philadelphia. He immediately became involved with the WRTI jazz scene. Jeff has volunteered at community and public radio stations for over 15 years.

In addition to his radio show, Jeff has developed a jazz studies program that is used to teach fourth and fifth graders at Bluford Elementary School in West Philadelphia about the history of jazz.

Jeff can be heard on Fridays from 6 to 10 pm, on Saturdays from 6 to 9 pm, and on Sundays from 8 pm to midnight.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Vocalist Denise King on Jazz Conversations: June 9th At 8:30 PM

Vocalist Denise King

Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes vocalist and composer Denise King to WRTI on Sunday, June 9th at 8:30 PM ET. With a voice described as velvet smooth, warm, and steeped in sophistication, King captivates and holds you with every note. In this age of auto-tune, quick fixes and artistic gimmickry, her love of people, performance style, and energy have ensured her a spot in the jazz community for a long time. 

Tune in every Sunday night to Jeff Duperon's mix of new releases and emerging artists in jazz, on Jazz with Jeff Duperon, from 8 pm to midnight.

    

WRTI Spotlight
1:39 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

ICON Magazine's New All-Jazz Column

Jazz drummer Bruce Klauber is premiering a brand-new jazz column, "The Jazz Scene," in the March edition of ICON, the local cutting-edge arts magazine.

Klauber was a recent guest on Jeff Duperon's show. Listen to the interview here.

Listen on Sunday Night!
4:04 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Special Re-Broadcast of "Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend" on Dec. 9th at 9 pm

Join WRTI this Sunday night at 9 pm for a special re-broadcast of Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend - a one-hour special that was released in honor of Brubeck's 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his stand-out album, Take Five.

We're all saddened by the huge loss of Dave Brubeck to the music world on December 5th; this program is our way of celebrating the fantastic musical life of this true jazz master.

Photos!
7:32 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Photo Highlights

2012 Detroit Jazz Festival
Jeff Duperon

WRTI's Jeff Duperon attended the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival.  The 33rd year of the event, presented by Chrysler, featured a one-of-a-kind lineup of today’s greatest jazz performers. The performers at this year’s Festival have been nominated for, and won, more than 200 Grammy Awards, composed film scores, and traveled the world to perform.

Here is the 2012 line-up.

WRTI Spotlight
3:07 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Bassist Marcus Miller, Sept. 21st, 6:45 pm

Marcus Miller

Bassist, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller will discuss his new release, Renaissance, Friday, September 21st at 6:45 pm. Marcus is performing Sunday, September 23rd at World Café Live in Philadelphia. 

Best known for his work with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, Marcus has also maintained a prolific solo career.  Tune in for an in-depth conversation!

WRTI Spotlight
3:32 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Bassist Lee Smith, Sept. 23rd, 8:30 pm

Bassist Lee Smith stops by the WRTI studio to discuss his long-awaited debut release, Sittin' On A Secret - Sunday, September 23rd at 8:30 pm. Tune in for an in-depth conversation!

WRTI Spotlight
1:16 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Vocalist Venissa Santi, Sept. 8th, 6:30 pm

Afro-Cuban vocalist Venissa Santi will discuss her latest project - her highly anticipated follow up to Bienvenida - on Saturday, September 8th at 6:30 pm. Don't miss it! Here's her website.

A Jazz Conversation
12:30 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Sax Player Michael Pedicin, Sept. 9th, 8 pm

Saxophonist Michael Pedicin will discuss his full-throttle performance on Live at the Loft, his beautifully recorded new album, on Sunday, September 9th at 8 pm. Tune in for an in-depth conversation!

Jazz Interview
11:30 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Jazz Conversations With Jeff Duperon: Jim Ridl on June 24th at 8:30pm

Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams by Jim Ridl

Tune in Sunday, June 24th at 8:30 pm for an in-depth jazz conversation with pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Jim Ridl. Jim will discuss his latest project, Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams.

Jazz Interview
4:54 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Jazz Conversations With Jeff Duperon: Marc Cary on June 15th

Marc Cary

Tune in Friday, June 15th at 6:45 pm for an in-depth conversation with jazz pianist Marc Cary; we'll discuss the origins of Go-Go Jazz.  Marc will appear at the Chicken Bone Beach Summer Jazz Series in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 16th.

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