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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December 20, 2013

6:06 PM
It’s All In The Game
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Nice 'N' Easy
Label : High Note
6:10 PM
Mr. Bow Tie
Artist : Ron Carter Trio
Album : Mr. Bow Tie
Label : Blue Note
6:21 PM
I’ll Be Home For Chrsitmas
Artist : Matt Wilson
Album : Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
Label : Palmetto Records
6:24 PM
The Chrsitmas Song
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : Jazz For Joy
Label : Verve
6:32 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Special Requests
Label : High Note
6:44 PM
White Chrsitmas
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : Uptown Christmas
Label : Uptown Records
6:48 PM
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Artist : Matt Wilson
Album : Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
Label : Palmetto Records
6:55 PM
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Paganini: After A Dream
Label : Verve
7:07 PM
Pinched Nerve
Artist : Kevin Harris Project
Album : Museum Vol 1
Label : Kevin Harris Project
7:20 PM
Generation Y
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
7:21 PM
Listen To The Heroes
Artist : Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Album : People Music
Label : Mack Avenue
7:30 PM
Lonesome Lover
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Liquid Spirit
Label : Blue Note
7:44 PM
He Who Hops Around
Artist : Marc Cary Focus Trio
Album : Four Directions
Label : Motema
7:50 PM
Blues For Mr. Bill
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Eye Of The Beholder
Label : Criss Cross
8:02 PM
WInter Wonderland
Artist : Matt Wilson
Album : Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
Label : Palmetto Records
8:09 PM
Light Skinned Beauty
Artist : Theo Croker
Album : Afro Physicist
Label : Okeh
8:16 PM
Art The Messenger
Artist : Dylan Taylor
Album : Sweeter For The Struggle
Label : N/A
8:26 PM
Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Round Midnight
Label : Columbia
8:33 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Wonderland
Label : Playscape Records
8:37 PM
Frosty The Snowman
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Jazz For Joy
Label : Verve
8:44 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : Lay Down My Heart
Label : Motema
8:50 PM
Miss Bea
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : New York Reunion
Label : Chesky Records
8:57 PM
Christmas Time Is Here
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Christmas Time Is Here
Label : Blue Note
9:06 PM
The Coaster
Artist : Grachan Moncur III
Album : Evolution
Label : Blue Note
9:19 PM
I Know You Know
Artist : George Cotsirilos
Album : Variations
Label : Oasis Records
9:25 PM
Merry Christmas Baby
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : This Time Of Year
Label : Columbia
9:29 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Live AT The Village Vanguard
Label : Columbia
9:38 PM
Artist : Bill Peterson Trio
Album : Ruby Diamond
Label : Summit Records
9:46 PM
Artist : Tina Brooks
Album : Minor Move
Label : Blue Note
9:55 PM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Curtis Peagler
Album : A Slow Jams Christmas
Label : Concord


Live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
1:58 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Jeff Duperon with Orrin Evans at Art After 5, November 15 at 6 PM

Pianist and bandleader Orrin Evans

Join WRTI's Jeff Duperon  as he hosts his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s Art After 5 music performance series is featuring pianist and bandleader Orrin Evans on Friday night starting at 5:45 pm. A true example of Philadelphia jazz at its finest, Evans has managed to bring his music all over the world, and is a mainstay on New York stages as well as the stages here in his hometown.

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Jeff Duperon Broadcasts from the PMA
12:09 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Live from Art After 5!

Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington

Join Jeff Duperon on Friday, October 18th at 6 pm as he hosts his show live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is featuring vocalist, and true jazz advocate, Rhenda Fearrington.  If you haven’t been to one of Rhenda’s performances, I’m sure you’ve met her at a Philadelphia jazz event. Her commitment to this music has taken her to (sometimes) numerous venues in one night to support her brothers and sisters in music.

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Latest from ICON Magazine
3:58 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

ICON Suggests: John Scofield, ÜBERJAM DEUX

John Scofield

The proficient fusion master and boss guitarist John Scofield has been perfecting his brand of jazz/rock and fusion for more than 40 years, beginning with his early association with Miles Davis, who Scofield credits for keeping his sound both current and accessible.

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Latest from ICON Magazine
3:06 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

ICON Suggests: Christian McBride Trio, OUT HERE

Out Here (Mack Avenue) is a seriously entertaining and musically affecting trio record from monster bassist Christian McBride that also serves as a splendid introduction to two of the best up-and-coming players in jazz, pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. The Philadelphia-born McBride, whose solo career launched in 1995 with Getting To It (Verve), has sideman credits on over 300 recordings in addition to ten of his own as leader, but this is his first trio recording.

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At The PMA On Friday Night
6:32 am
Thu September 12, 2013

WRTI & Terell Stafford at Art After 5 = Fun!

Terell Stafford is "one of the great trumpet players of our time" - (McCoy Tyner). Terell is director of jazz studies at Temple University and has a busy touring calendar.

Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off.  Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.

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WRTI Spotlight
5:48 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Pianist Orrin Evans and Likemind Collective: Pushing The Boundaries Of Music Together

Pianist Orrin Evans

Here's a show not to be missed! One of Philadelphia's star jazz residents, pianist Orrin Evans, will perform on September 11th with his Likemind Collective at World Cafe Live. Some super-talented jazz artists will showcase their latest works and keep you smiling. The Likemind Collective includes Evans, bassist Eric Revis, drummer Nasheet Waits, vocalist J.D. Walter, and saxophonist Oliver Lake.

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Latest from ICON Magazine
12:26 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

ICON Suggests: Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope, MIRAGE

There’s a matter-of-fact dignity to the bass saxophone, a horn of magnificent size and heft that produces the lowest notes from a brass instrument, that makes for a comfortable fit for the six foot, seven inch saxophonist Brian Landrus. A prodigious writer and bandleader originally from Reno, Nevada, the saxophonist started playing tenor sax in his teens with the Coasters and the Drifters, two bands that schooled the young Landrus in R&B, soul and pop music styles.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:54 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

2013 Labor Day Weekend Jazz Countdown

Don't miss this year's top 100 jazz countdown! It's the jazz songs that you voted for over the holiday weekend. Listen starting on Friday, August 30 at 6 pm, Sunday, September 1 from 8 to midnight, and Monday, September 2 starting at 6 pm and ending when the #1 song is played.  You'll find the list below as the countdown begins!

The Votes Are In!
10:06 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Coming Up: 2013 Listener-Favorite Classical and Jazz Countdowns Over Labor Day Weekend!

You voted...listen for the results! It's your favorite 30 classical works and 100 jazz songs on WRTI. Start listening on Friday, August 30th at noon and through Monday, September 2nd to hear your favorites. Don't miss a moment!

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:19 am
Wed August 21, 2013

'Beauty' On Orrin Evans' Block

Orrin Evans.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 12:10 pm

On Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans' trio version of Ornette Coleman's "Blues Connotation," drummer Donald Edwards and bassist Eric Revis set a New Orleans second-line groove tinged with vintage hip-hop. A beat like that is catnip to Evans, who gets right down and rolls in it.

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