Jazz with Jeff Duperon

Friday, 6 to 10 pm

Kick off your weekend with Jeff Duperon as he takes a cruise through the current. Jeff brings you the best of the new releases, and acts as a weekend planner. If there's music going on in the area, he'll tell you where to find it. And he always gets a visit from a visiting performer to talk about their music. Spend your Friday nights with Jeff…he'll help you find a new favorite artist, album, or piece of music.

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January 17, 2014

6:06 PM
Artist : Eldar Djangirov
Album : Virtue
Label : Columbia Masterworks Jazz
6:12 PM
You Taught My Heart To SIng
Artist : Wallace Roney
Album : Understanding
Label : High Note
6:23 PM
Inspire Me
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Inspire Me
Label : HHM Music
6:37 PM
Marciusi Hora-Marci
Artist : East Gypsy Band
Album : Ageless Message
Label : N/A
6:44 PM
Who Can I Turn To?
Artist : Mulgrew Miller
Album : Time And Again
Label : Landmark
6:50 PM
God Bless The Child
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Lover Man
Label : Columbia
7:09 PM
Keleti Cigany Del
Artist : East Gypsy Band
Album : Ageless Message
Label : N/A
7:10 PM
Sail Away
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Sail Away
Label : Contemporary
7:18 PM
Welcome Home
Artist : Kurt Rosenwinkel
Album : Star Of Jupiter
Label : Womusic
7:26 PM
Falling In Love With Love
Artist : David Sanchez
Album : Sketches Of Dreams
Label : Columbia
7:34 PM
If They Could Only See
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For The People
Label : Origin
7:42 PM
Mr Grumpy
Artist : Luke Carlos O’Reily
Album : 3 Suites
Label : N/A
7:51 PM
Artist : East Gypsy Band
Album : Ageless Message
Label : N/A
8:00 PM
Calvin’s Keys
Artist : pat Metheny w./ Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez
Album : Day Trip
Label : Nonesuch Records
8:07 PM
The Lady Is A Tramp
Artist : Horace Parlan
Album : Us Three
Label : Blue Note
8:17 PM
Then I Saw You
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Why Stop Now..Ubunto
Label : Ground Blue Records
8:22 PM
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Artist : David Sanborn w./ Lizz Wright
Album : Closer
Label : Verve
8:31 PM
Biru Kirusai
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
8:46 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Orrin Evans
Album : Grown Folk Bizness
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:55 PM
Bohemia After Dark
Artist : Roy Hargrove & Antonio Hart
Album : The Tokyo Sessions
Label : Novus
9:06 PM
The Ballad Of Ichabod Crane
Artist : Jeremy Pelt
Album : Soul
Label : High Note
9:12 PM
Be Good (The Lion’s Song)
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Be Good
Label : Motema
9:20 PM
Like This
Artist : Roy Haynes & The Fountain Of Youth Band
Album : Whereas
Label : Dreyfus Jazz
9:26 PM
Falling In Love
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet
Album : In The Beginning Volumes 1 & 2
Label : Pilgrimage Productions
9:36 PM
Blue Notes
Artist : Bill Cunliffe Trio
Album : River Edge, New Jersey
Label : Azica Records
9:41 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Ginetta M
Album : Standards
Label : Kickin' Wiccon Music
9:52 PM
Artist : Jack Pezanelli
Album : Pleasured Hands
Label : Brownstone Records


Jeff Duperon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
5:03 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Live From Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: February 21 at 6 PM

Tenor sax player David Sanchez

Kick off your weekend with WRTI’s Jeff Duperon on Friday, February 21, at 6 pm, as he broadcasts his show from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Art After 5 program.  This time around, Puerto Rican-born, Latin Grammy Award-winning tenor sax man David Sanchez will be performing. We expect another fantastic evening of music in the warm and welcoming setting of the museum’s Great Stair Hall.

Station Announcements
7:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Berks Jazz Fest Is Coming Up...

Are you planning on checking out the 2014 Berks Jazz Fest in Reading? It's a must-attend event. Of course, we'll be there! Mark your calendar now, drive up between March 28th and April 6th, and stop by and say hello to some of our WRTI hosts - Jeff Duperon on Friday night the 28th, and Bob Perkins on Sunday morning the 30th.

Details and full lineup here.

Romantic Jazz for Valentine's Day
6:34 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Cupid's Jazz Soundtrack

If you think about it, jazz songs are some of the most romantic in existence. From the standards of the Great American Songbook, to steamy bossa nova songs, and on to the classic and contemporary ballads of love, the language of devotion has been whispered through your speakers since you started listening to this great art form.

Live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
2:36 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Live from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: January 17 at 6 PM

Join WRTI’s Jeff Duperon as he broadcasts live from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, tonight starting at 6 pm. The featured performers at the museum are the East Gipsy Band, respected jazz and gypsy musicians from the Hungarian music scene. Integrating traditional Roma music with improvisation and jazz, their music features well-known French, German, Italian, Hungarian, and Roma tunes. Jazz saxophonist and keyboardist Tim Ries performs on their debut album, released in May 2011.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:05 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Wayne Shorter And The Year's Other Passing Scenery

Wayne Shorter, who turned 80 in 2013, won the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll by a large margin.
Robert Ashcroft Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 7:00 pm

It says a lot about his enduring hold on jazz listeners that over a half century into his career, the descriptive phrases most commonly put in front of Wayne Shorter's name — along with "the great saxophonist and composer" — remain "the elusive" and "the enigmatic." The inside tray card to Shorter's Without a Net, the runaway Best Album winner in this year's NPR Music Jazz Critics P

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:05 am
Wed December 18, 2013

The 2013 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Wayne Shorter.
Robert Ashcroft Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 4:09 pm

NPR Music is pleased to present the results of a poll asking well over 100 jazz critics to pick their favorite recordings of 2013.

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The Jazz Countdown Begins on Dec. 29th
3:53 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Your Favorite Music of the Year: The Top 100 Jazz Releases of 2013

Don't miss the annual Top 100 Jazz Countdown on WRTI.

Join us as we take a walk through the wonderful new jazz releases of the year. The Top 100 of 2013 will kick off at 8 pm on Sunday, December 29th with Jeff Duperon, and will run until midnight. J. Michael Harrison will continue the Countdown on Monday and Tuesday night from 9 pm to midnight.

We'll ring in the New Year with your top favorite new jazz releases of the year. So make sure you spend New Year’s Eve with WRTI, and find out this year's top pick!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:40 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Pianist Jimmy Amadie

Jimmy Amadie.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 2:39 pm

For decades, Jimmy Amadie played solely in his home, heard only by his students when he'd play for them during lessons. His performing career was derailed because of severe hand problems. But later in life, he achieved some fame for his albums — and for the story of what he'd had to overcome to make it possible for him to record. Amadie died of lung cancer on Dec. 10. He was 76.

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Jeff Duperon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
2:18 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Spreading Holiday Cheer From Art After 5

Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O

Join Jeff Duperon on Friday, December 20th as he broadcasts live from a special holiday-themed Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O will make everyone jolly as they perform seasonal jazz from their album that has quickly become a holiday classic.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:30 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Thanksgivukkah on WRTI!

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah with your favorite radio station. We've got the music for the perfect holiday weekend!

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