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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May 30, 2014

6:04 PM
Artist : Gerald Clayton
Album : Parlor Series
Label : Artist Share
6:11 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Dee Dee Bridgewater
Album : Eleanor Fagan To Billie With Love
Label : DDB Records
6:19 PM
I Told You So
Artist : Joshua Breakstone
Album : With The Wind And Rain
Label : Capri Records
6:25 PM
Tuesday’s Blues
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Daybreak
Label : Savant
6:49 PM
Portrait Of Jennie
Artist : Louis Hayes
Album : Return Of The Jazz Communicators
Label : Smoke Sessions
6:59 PM
What’s New
Artist : Dave Posmontier
Album : Deep Pockets
Label : Bop Corn Records
7:08 PM
You Talk That Talk
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Chicago Fire
Label : High Note
7:16 PM
Song For My Father
Artist : Cintron
Album : Absolutely
Label : Camjam Records
7:19 PM
Body And Soul
Artist : Tia Fuller Vocal: Diane Reeves
Album : Angelic Warrior
Label : Mack Avenue Records
7:31 PM
The Fall
Artist : Misha Tsiganov
Album : The Artistry Of The Standard
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
7:38 PM
Artist : George Cables
Album : Icons And Influences
Label : High Note Records
7:48 PM
Bumpin’ On Sunset
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Tequila
Label : Verve
7:52 PM
Little Willie Leaps
Artist : Zack Brock
Album : Purple Sounds
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
7:59 PM
Artist : Justin Robinson
Album : In The Spur Of The Moment
Label : WJ3 Records
8:10 PM
Artist : Joe Sample
Album : Sample This
Label : Warner Brothers
8:15 PM
No Love Dying
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Liquid Spirit
Label :
8:22 PM
Moody’s Mood For Love
Artist : Theo Croker
Album : Afro Physicist
Label : Okeh Records
8:25 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : Lay Down My Heart
Label : Motema
8:31 PM
Uptown Shuffle
Artist : Vincent Herring
Album : Uptown Shuffle
Label : Smoke Sessions
8:44 PM
How Deep Is The Ocean
Artist : Bill Evans Trio
Album : Bill Evans Trio Live
Label : Verve
8:50 PM
Girls Night Out
Artist : Imer Santiago
Album : Hidden Joureny
Label : Jazz Music City
8:57 PM
Mark 1
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
9:06 PM
Bass Face
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Brother To Brother
Label : Artist Share
9:16 PM
Artist : Joe Lovano Quartet
Album : Live AT The Village Vanguard
Label : Bblue Note Records
9:31 PM
That’s The Way Of The World
Artist : Dave Stryker
Album : Eight Track
Label : Strikezone Records
9:36 PM
Artist : David Hazeltine
Album : For All We Know
Label : Smoke Sessions
9:47 PM
Untold Stories
Artist : Mark Buselli
Album : Untold Stories
Label : OA2 Records
9:53 PM
With You In Mind
Artist : Leslie Pintchik
Album : In The Nature Of Things
Label : Pintch Hard Music


WRTI Spotlight
5:34 pm
Thu July 24, 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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