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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August 31, 2012

6:06 PM
Flying Home
Artist : Illinois Jacquet w./ Lionel Hampton
Album : Illinois Jacquet/Flying Home
Label : Rca/Bluebird
6:16 PM
Geo Rose
Artist : Tony Williams
Album : Civilization
Label : Clue Note
6:23 PM
The Good Life
Artist : Tony Bennett
Album : The Essential Tony Bennett
Label : Columbia
6:27 PM
Viva Tirado
Artist : Gerald Wilson
Album : Moment Of Truth
Label : Pacific Jazz
6:32 PM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Blue Gardenia
Label : Blue Note
6:38 PM
Artist : Tommy Flanigan
Album : The Cats
Label : New Jazz Records
6:46 PM
Here’s To Life
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : But Beautiful...The Best Of Shirley Horn
Label : Verve
6:56 PM
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
7:05 PM
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : The Greatest Hits Of Nat Cole
Label : Capitol
7:07 PM
Lullabye Of Birdland
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan
Label : Emarcy
7:13 PM
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15
Label : Clef
7:19 PM
Guess Who I Saw Today
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Something Wonderful
Label : Capitol
7:23 PM
God Bless The Child
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : Standards Vol 1
Label : ECM Records
7:40 PM
Passion Dance
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : The Real McCoy
Label : Blue Note
7:49 PM
Red Clay
Artist : Freddie Hubbard
Album : Red Clay
Label : CTI
8:02 PM
Peanut Vendor
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Best Of Stan Kenton
Label : Capitol
8:06 PM
God Bless The Child
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Lady Day: The Master Takes
Label : Columbia
8:11 PM
Artist : Paul Desmond Quartet
Album : Like Someone In Love
Label : Telarc
8:21 PM
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Sugar
Label : CTI
8:34 PM
Tenor Madness
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
8:46 PM
Tell Me A Bedtime Story
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Fat Albert Rotuna
Label : Warner Brothers Records
8:51 PM
The Creator Has A Master Plan
Artist : Pharoah Sanders w./ Leon Thomas...vocal
Album : Karma
Label : Impulse
9:06 PM
My One And Only Love
Artist : Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
Album : Johnny Hartman And John Coltrane
Label : Impulse
9:12 PM
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella And Basie
Label : Verve
9:15 PM
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Further Explorations By The Horace Silver Quintet
Label : Blue Note
9:29 PM
Day By Day
Artist : Jimmy Scott
Album : Lost And Found
Label : Rhino/Atlantic
9:34 PM
I Wish You Love
Artist : Gloria Lynne
Album : I Wish You Love
Label : Everest
9:39 PM
Airmail Special
Artist : Lionel Hampton
Album : Live At The Muzeval /50 years In Music
Label : Impulse
9:44 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : The New York Scene
Label : Prestige
9:52 PM
Night Train
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : The Dynamic Duo
Label : Verve


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

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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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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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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