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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October 18, 2013

6:06 PM
Then I Saw You
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Why Not Stop Ubuntu
Label : Ground Blue
6:11 PM
Baby Tiger
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : From Here I See
Label : Max Jazz
6:21 PM
Dream Train
Artist : Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Album : People Music
Label : Mack Avenue
6:27 PM
Little Pixie
Artist : One More: The Summary
Album : Music Of Thad Jones
Label : IPO Records
6:35 PM
The Very Thought Of You
Artist : Rhenda Fearrington
Album : This Moment's Sweetness
Label : N/A
6:40 PM
Blue Lake
Artist : Warren Bernhart Trio
Album : Ain't Life Grand
Label : DMP Records
6:50 PM
To The Ends Of The Earth
Artist : Adam Brenner
Album : The Long Way Home
Label : N/A
6:55 PM
In Six
Artist : Earl Klugh
Album : Hand Picked
Label : Heads Up
7:06 PM
I Will
Artist : Rhenda Fearrington
Album : The Moment's Sweetness
Label : N/A
7:08 PM
Stones Of Orion
Artist : George Duke
Album : Dreamweaver
Label : Heads Up
7:17 PM
Artist : Jon Davis
Album : One Up Front
Label : Posi-Tone
7:22 PM
Artist : Woody Shaw
Album : Casandranite
Label : Muse Records
7:31 PM
Isn’t It Romantic?
Artist : Rotem Sivan
Album : Enchanted Sun
Label : Steeple Chase
7:36 PM
Why Wait
Artist : Roger Humphries
Album : Keep The Faith
Label : Corona Records
7:49 PM
The Good Doctor
Artist : Ben Wolfe w./ Wynton Marsalis
Album : From Here I See
Label : Max Jazz
7:59 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : Lay Down My Heart
Label : Motema Records
8:05 PM
Ton Thumb
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Schizophrenia
Label : Blue Note
8:13 PM
No Love Dying
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Liquid Spirit
Label : Motema Records
8:17 PM
Close Your Eyes And Remember
Artist : Ramsey Lewis
Album : Appasionata
Label : Narada Jazz
8:25 PM
Artist : Don Braden
Album : The Time Is Now
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:34 PM
Up The Middle
Artist : One For All
Album : One For All
Label : Cellar Live Records
8:47 PM
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Saturday Morning
Label : Jazzbook Records
8:52 PM
Highway One
Artist : Anthony Smith Vibraphone Quartet
Album : Conections Volume One
Label : Jazz Chord Records
9:07 PM
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Artist : Rale Micic
Album : 3
Label : CTA Records
9:12 PM
It Never Entered My Mind
Artist : Andy Bey
Album : The World According To Andy Bey
Label : High Note Records
9:21 PM
Falling In Love
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet
Album : In The Beginning Volumes 1 & 2
Label : Pilgrimage Records
9:20 PM
Artist : Ayako Shirasaki
Album : Some Other Time
Label : Jan Matthies Records
9:34 PM
Wild Is The Wind
Artist : Sweet Honey In The Rock: A Tribute
Album : Live At Lincoln Center
Label :
9:42 PM
Moment’s Notice
Artist : Pharoah Sanders
Album : Rejoice
Label : Evidence Records
9:49 PM
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Sugar
Label : CTI 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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