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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March 21, 2014

6:04 PM
Stepping Into Paradise
Artist : Lisa Hilton
Album : Kaleidoscope
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Ruby Slippers Production
6:09 PM
Never Let Me Go
Artist : Helen Sung
Album : Anthem For A New Day
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Concord Jazz
6:18 PM
My Ship
Artist : Mike Longo
Album : Step On It
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : CAP
6:23 PM
Checkout Time
Artist : Natalie Cressman
Album : Turn The Sea
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Natalie Cressman Music
6:30 PM
No Regrets
Artist : Brad Whiteley Trio
Album : Pathless Land
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Destiny Records
6:54 PM
Turn The Sea
Artist : Natalie Cressman
Album : Turn The Sea
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Natalie Cressman Music
7:00 PM
If It’s The Last Thing I Do
Artist : Frank Wess
Album : Magic 201
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : IPO
7:24 PM
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Daybreak
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Savant
7:33 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : Steve Fidyk
Album : Heads Up!
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
7:48 PM
Make It With You
Artist : Dave Stryker
Album : Eight Track
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Strikezone Records
7:53 PM
Human Nature
Artist : Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Album : Onward & Upward
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : DClef Records
8:00 PM
Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Artist : Takuya Kuroda
Album : Rising Son
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
8:13 PM
Artist : Sam Harris
Album : Interludes
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Fresh Sound New Talent
8:18 PM
The Calm Before The Storm
Artist : Jeremy Pelt
Album : Face Forward, Jeremy
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : High Note
8:23 PM
Artist : Ambrose Akinmusire
Album : The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
8:35 PM
Kindred Minds
Artist : Camille Thurman
Album : Origins
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Hot Tone Music
8:44 PM
Word Don’t Mean
Artist : Rachel Eckroth
Album : Let Go
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Virgo Sun Records
8:48 PM
Nothing Like You
Artist : Mimi Jones
Album : Balance
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Hot Tone Music
8:54 PM
My Human Condition
Artist : Shirazette Tinnin
Album : Humility: Purity of My Soul
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Hot Tone Music
9:04 PM
Richard’s R.A.P.
Artist : Javon Jackson
Album : Expression
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Smoke Sessions Records
9:13 PM
Ghost Dance
Artist : Matt Slocum
Album : Black Elk's Dream
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Chandra Records
9:21 PM
Spurious Causes
Artist : Anton Schwartz
Album : Flash Mob
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Anton Jazz
9:32 PM
It’s Three O’Clock in the Morning
Artist : Denis DiBlasio - Andy Lalasis - Bob Shomo
Album : What's Old Is New
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Radjazz Productions
9:37 PM
The Myth
Artist : Tom Tallitsch
Album : Ride
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
9:44 PM
Goodnight Kinyah
Artist : Rudy Royston
Album : 303
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Greenleaf Music
9:53 PM
Trust Your Instincts
Artist : Krom
Album : Krom
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Krommusic


WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM

Vocalist Lauren Lark

On Sunday, July 27th at 8:30 PM, Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes Lauren Lark who honed her talents of singing jazz, classical, and many genres in between with a diverse concentration on linguistics including French, Portuguese, Latin, and German at The University of The Arts and has performed at numerous venues and events worldwide.
Lauren will discuss her latest project, “A WOMAN of ONE," This musical one-woman program showcases the many talents of the Philadelphia native Lauren Lark.

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Clips From the Art After 5 Broadcast
11:13 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Meet Vocalist Kevin Valentine

Jazz vocalist Kevin Valentine

In case you missed Jeff Duperon's live broadcast from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 11th, here are clips from Maureen Malloy's interview with vocalist Kevin Valentine, which aired during the broadcast.

Also, for your listening pleasure, here is some of the interview that did not make it on the air during the broadcast.  If you're wondering about possible future music from Kevin Valentine, be sure to give this a listen!

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Creatively Speaking
11:44 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center

Civil-rights activist Octavius Catto was mudered in 1871 on his way to vote.

You never know where you'll encounter composer Uri Caine - born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, but now equally well known in jazz and classical circles around the world. But the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns found him rehearsing in yet another musical continent at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olney.

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Maureen Malloy's Interview With Michael Pedicin
2:47 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Michael Pedicin Uncut

Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin

Locally born saxophonist Michael Pedicin has lived the life of many men. We know him for his music, but when Maureen Malloy interviewed Michael prior to his Art After 5 performance on June 20th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we learned that his career was much more extensive. In case you missed it, below are the clips that aired.

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Live From PMA
2:51 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Jeff Duperon with Michael Pedicin at Art After 5, June 20, 6 PM

Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin

Join Jeff Duperon on Friday, June 20th at 6 pm as he hosts his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is featuring Michael Pedicin, a nationally respected post-bop saxophonist with some strong Philadelphia ties. Pedicin and his band will perform in support of their most recent release, Why Stop Now…Ubuntu.

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Latest From ICON Magazine
11:19 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Q & A with Jazz Group FOURPLAY

For more than 20 years, the world-renowned jazz group Fourplay has set the benchmark for contemporary jazz. From their eponymously titled debut in 1991, to their 2012 Heads Up release, Esprit du Four, pianist Bob James, bassist Nathan East, drummer Harvey Mason and guitarist Chuck Loeb have continued to innovate and charm listeners with their precise, dynamic instrumental jazz/pop sound. On record and on stage, their tasty grooves and virtuosity remain impressive.

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A Big Band Celebration!
2:03 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WRTI's Big Band Kick-Off to Summer on Memorial Day Weekend!

The Airmen of Note

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer, but was established to honor fallen troops who gave their lives for our country. Join WRTI as we honor both aspects of this holiday weekend. We'll provide the perfect music to fuel your holiday barbeque all weekend long, featuring a type of jazz that - historically - goes hand-in hand with patriotism – Big Band!

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Live Broadcast From the Philadelphia Museum of Art
12:13 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Warm Up for the Center City Jazz Festival at Art After 5!

Trombonist Ernest Stuart is founder of the Center City Jazz Festival

Join WRTI’s Jeff Duperon this Friday, April 11th at 6 pm as he broadcasts live from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the radio, you'll hear the great jazz you expect from WRTI, along with insight and commentary about the third annual Center City Jazz Festival, which is coming up on April 19th. Trombonist Ernest Stuart, founder of the Festival, will speak with Jeff about all the details.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Women In Jazz Philly Tour with Jeff Duperon, Sunday, March 23, 8:30 PM

Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington

Join us this Sunday night at 8:30 PM, when Jeff Duperon welcomes the "Women in Jazz Philly Tour" to his show. The tour is honoring women's history month, and features the all-female jazz group "nVizion." The "Last-Stop concert" is Sunday, March 30 from 4 to 6 pm at St. Terese Church, 6611 Ardleigh Street in Philadelphia.

Vocalists Rhenda Ferrington, Lauren Lark, Shamika Byrd, and Julie Charnet with Kendrah Butler on piano and Sadayah Roberts on drums will stop by to discuss this important event.  

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Latest from Icon Magazine
12:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole

Pat Metheny

With the 2014 release of Kin (←→), Pat Metheny adds one more notch—another restlessly searching album that marks the zone between all jazz, all rock and all-world music—to his belt of aesthetic enterprises filled with zeal and innovation.

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