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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June 13, 2014

6:05 PM
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : The Adventerous Monk
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Savant
6:11 PM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : I Remember You
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Jazzheads
6:18 PM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : Ted Rosenthal Trio
Album : Rhapsody in Gershwin
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Playscape Recordings
6:24 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : Nancy Reed & John Coates, Jr.
Album : Live at the Deer Head Inn
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Deer Head Records
6:30 PM
New Beginnings
Artist : Keith Davis Trio
Album : Still
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : LoNote
6:36 PM
Moody’s Mood For Love
Artist : Theo Croker
Album : Afro Physicist
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Okeh
6:48 PM
Stepping Into Paradise
Artist : Lisa Hilton
Album : Kaleidoscope
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Lisa Hilton Music
6:55 PM
Ola’s Bolero
Artist : Josh Lawrence
Album : One Night in Atlanta
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Josh Lawrence
7:00 PM
Eazy E
Artist : Justin Robinson
Album : Alana's Fantasy
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
7:07 PM
Patient Endurance, Steady Hope
Artist : Adam Schroeder
Album : Let's
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Capri Records
7:16 PM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Dee Dee Lavell
Album : Sounds of Love
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Dee Dee Lavell
7:41 PM
Ask Me Tomorrow
Artist : George Colligan
Album : Ask Me Tomorrow
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Steeplechase
7:50 PM
Passage Into Eternity
Artist : David Weiss
Album : When Words Fail
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Motema
8:00 PM
The Mothers’ Suite: VI - The Reawakening
Artist : Fresh Cut Orchestra
Album : From The Vine
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : FCO Records
8:09 PM
Artist : Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band
Album : Mother's Touch
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
8:19 PM
Artist : Louis Hayes
Album : Return of the Jazz Communicators
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Smoke Sessions Records
8:30 PM
The Bee Hive
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Chicago Fire
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : High Note
8:39 PM
Artist : Fresh Cut Orchestra
Album : From the Vine
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label :
9:04 PM
Uptown Romance
Artist : Fresh Cut Orchestra
Album : From The Vine
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : FCO Records
9:24 PM
The Mother’s Suite: Mother’s Love
Artist : Fresh Cut Orchestra
Album : From The Vine
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : FCO Records
9:30 PM
Cold Truth, Warm Heart
Artist : Mike Pope
Album : Cold Truth, Warm Heart
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Nineteen-Eight Records
9:37 PM
Somethin’ Good
Artist : Mark Meadows
Album : Somethin' Good
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Mark Meadows
9:46 PM
Artist : Gregory Porter - Donald Smith - Mansur Scott
Album : Great Voice of Harlem
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : PAO Records
9:53 PM
Hey Harold
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Enjoy The View
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note


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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