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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November 15, 2013

6:06 PM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Freddie Hubbard
Album : Straight Life
Label : CTI Records
6:11 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Jacky Terrasson & Cassandra Wilson
Album : Rendezvous
Label : Verve
6:20 PM
Artist : Dmitry Baevsky
Album : Down With It
Label : Sharp Nine
6:29 PM
Blues Connotation
Artist : Orrin Evans
Album : It Was Beauty
Label : Criss Cross jazz
6:36 PM
Artist : Walace Roney
Album : Understanding
Label : High Note Records
6:45 PM
Jet Song
Artist : Oscar Peterson Trio
Album : West Side Story
Label : Verve
6:55 PM
Chet’s Chum
Artist : Bob Mover
Album : My Heart Tells Me
Label : Motema
7:01 PM
Save Your Love For Me
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Aderley
Label : Capitol
7:07 PM
Big Jimmy
Artist : Captain Black Big Band
Album : Captain Black Big Band
Label : Positone
7:17 PM
Frankie And Johnny
Artist : Warren Wolf
Album : Wolfgang
Label : Mack Avenue
7:24 PM
A Walk For Ethel
Artist : George Cotsirilos Trio
Album : Variations
Label : OA2 Records
7:32 PM
Angel Street
Artist : Tony WIlliams
Album : Angel Street
Label : Blue Note
7:45 PM
Faith In Action
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live And Learn
Label : Palmetto Records
7:50 PM
Forever, One Day At A Time
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Eye Of A Beholder
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:00 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Lavern Butler
Album : A Foolish Thing To Do
Label : Max Jazz Records
8:07 PM
Artist : Orrin Evans
Album : ...It Was Beauty
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:19 PM
Takin’ It There
Artist : Graham Dechter
Album : Takin' It There
Label : Capri Records
8:26 PM
What’s New
Artist : Richard Sussman Quintet
Album : Live At Sweet Rhythm
Label : Origin Records
8:33 PM
Don’t You Know I Care
Artist : Jimmy Heath
Album : The Thumper
Label : Riverside
8:38 PM
Reimagine The World
Artist : Jeremy Pelt
Album : Water And Earth
Label : High Note Records
8:45 PM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Herbie Hancock Trio w./ Ron Carter & Tony Williams
Label : Columbia
8:53 PM
Adam’s Latin
Artist : Adam Brenner Quintet
Album : Adam Brenner Quartet/Quintet
Label : N/A
9:06 PM
One For My Brother
Artist : Victor Goines
Album : Twilight
Label : Rosemary Joseph Records
9:15 PM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Rendezvous
Label : Verve
9:23 PM
The Lion And The Wolff
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Lee-Way
Label : BLue Note
9:35 PM
Red Top
Artist : Kevin Eubanks
Album : Live At Bradley's
Label : Blue Note
9:49 PM
Grand STreet
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Roy-Alty
Label : Dryfeus Records
9:55 PM
Artist : John Beasley
Album : Positootly
Label : Resonance 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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