Jazz with Bob Perkins

Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 pm; Sunday 9 am to 1 pm

Lovingly known as “BP with the GM” (Bob Perkins with the Good Music), BP brings you that good music just in time for dinner during your work week, and keeps your Sunday brunch swinging. His selections are like a familiar hug from Jazz Land featuring your favorite standards and vocalists such as Sarah, Ella, and Nat, some Big Band legends including the Duke and the Count, and the giants of the instrumentals like Lee Morgan, Hank Crawford, Miles, and Coltrane. Take a listen to "Ol' BP" as he calls himself...you'll be back again and again.

Take a look at this photo album of Mr. Perkins through the years.

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Playlist

December 24, 2012

6:00 PM
Xmas Waltz
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : An Oscar Peterson Xmas
Label : Telarc
6:05 PM
Carol Of The Bells
Artist : Judith Kaye
Album : Not Your Usual Xmas
Label : Tasty
6:10 PM
Xmas Waltz
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Xmas With George Shearing
Label : Telarc
6:15 PM
Santa Baby
Artist : Houston Person and Etta Jones
Album : Jazz For An Xmas Present
Label : Savoy
6:20 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : Mel Torme
Album : Mel Torme Xmas Songs
Label :
6:25 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Winter Wonderland
Label : Milestones
6:30 PM
Xmas Time Is Here
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : A Charlie Brown Xmas
Label : Fantasy
6:35 PM
Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas
Artist : Jim Hall
Album : Jazz Xmas: Hot Jazz For A Cool Night
Label : Heritage
6:40 PM
I’ll Be Home For Xmas
Artist : Diane Reeves
Album : Xmas Time Is Here
Label : Blue Note
6:45 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Scott Hamilton With Strings
Label : Concord
6:50 PM
Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
Artist : Joe Pass
Album : Xmas Songs
Label : Pablo
7:00 PM
Linus and Lucy
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Quiet As The Moon
Label : Music Masters
7:04 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Tony Bennet
Album : The Classic Christmas Album
Label : Legacy
7:08 PM
The Holly and the Ivy
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : A Merry Christmas
Label : Capitol
7:12 PM
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Album : The Spirit of Christmas
Label : Concord
7:16 PM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Matt Wilson
Album : Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
Label : Palmetto
7:20 PM
Man With The Bag
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : The Season
Label : Epic
7:24 PM
Basie’s Jingle Bells
Artist : Count Basie
Album : The Ultimate Jazz Christmas
Label : Blue Note
7:28 PM
The Christmas Waltz
Artist : David Ian
Album : Vintage Christmas
Label : Prescott
7:32 PM
Good Morning Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella Wishes You A Swingin' Christmas
Label :
7:36 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Booker Erwin
Album : Ultimate Jazz Christmas
Label : Blue Note
7:40 PM
Adeste Fideles
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : Christmas Favorites
Label : Capitol
7:44 PM
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Artist : The Classical Jazz Quartet
Album : Plays Bach
Label : Classical Jazz
7:48 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : The Nancy Wilson Christmas
Label : Telarc
7:52 PM
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Artist : Airmen Of Note
Album : Cool Yule
Label :
7:55 PM
Skating
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
8:00 PM
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Artist : Christmas Blues
Album :
Label : Verve
8:05 PM
Roy Hargrove
Artist : God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Album :
Label : RCA
8:10 PM
Diana Krall
Artist : Jingle Bells
Album :
Label : Justintime
8:15 PM
This Christmas
Artist : Harry Connick Jr
Album :
Label : Sony
8:20 PM
White Christmas
Artist : Terry Gibbs Quartet
Album :
Label : Mack Ave
8:25 PM
Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
Artist : Dave Brubeck Quartet
Album :
Label :
8:30 PM
Christmas Medley
Artist : Stan Kenton Orchestra
Album :
Label :
8:35 PM
Merry Christmas Darling
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album :
Label : Epic
8:40 PM
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album :
Label : Verve
8:45 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Duke Pearson
Album :
Label : emi/Blue Note
8:50 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album :
Label : Prestige
8:55 PM
Twas The Night Before Christmas
Artist : Art Carney
Album :
Label : Sony

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Bob Perkins Broadcasts from Wiggins Park
12:48 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

BP: On the Road Again!

Bob Perkins

Join Bob Perkins as he broadcasts live from the Wiggins Park Sunset Jazz Series in Camden, NJ on Monday, August 5th at 6 pm.  BP will bring you the usual GM from his regular summer post, right next to the big stage at Wiggins Park as the crowd awaits the night’s headliner, pianist Danilo Perez, who takes the stage at 8 pm.  Expect to hear BP speak to the folks responsible for keeping this series alive for 22 years, and, if we’re lucky, the man himself, Danilo Perez.

BP Live From Wiggins Park
12:29 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bob Perkins Hits the Road!

BP with the GM

Join Bob Perkins as he broadcasts live from the the Wiggins Park Sunset Jazz Series in Camden, NJ on Monday, July 15th at 6 pm.  BP will bring you the usual GM from his regular summer post, right next to the big stage at Wiggins Park as the crowd awaits the night’s headliner, Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes. 

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Latest from ICON
11:57 am
Fri July 5, 2013

ICON Suggests: Eliane Elias, I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)

Eliane Elias

A one-of-a-kind pianist and performer, you never know what Eliane Elias will do next. The Brazilian native is an indefatigable interpreter of song, effortlessly shifting between styles and moods. In concert, she has a story behind every tune and infuses her playing with a party-like groove, yet she remains a consummate musician with a deep, soulful vibe that she always brings to the material.

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Latest from ICON
12:22 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

The Artistic Evolution of The Legendary Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett has been at this for a while. But he is still as enthusiastic—or maybe even more enthusiastic—about jazz, jazz musicians and singing than when I first met him in 1970. I was but a wee lad back then, playing drums in Philadelphia with sax great Charlie Ventura. One evening, the great jazz pianist—John Bunch—newly-appointed Musical Director for Tony Bennett and former Ventura cohort in the Gene Krupa jazz quartet, walked in after his Bennett gig and wanted to sit in. I’ll never forget it.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch

Duke Ellington (1899-1974) at the piano at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, during a British tour on Feb. 10, 1963.
John Pratt Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 4:50 pm

At the keys, Duke Ellington abstracted from stride piano, which modernized ragtime. Ellington's own spare percussive style then refracted through Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor, as well as a generation of freewheeling pianists active in Europe, like Aki Takase. Her new solo piano album is My Ellington, on which she plays some stride bass herself, as in "In a Mellow Tone."

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ENCORE!
10:05 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

The New York Philharmonic: A Jazz Flavor, June 23 At 4 PM

Wynton Marsalis

All of the works in this Sunday's New York Philharmonic broadcast have a jazz connection. Igor Stravinsky's 1918 Ragtime for 11 Instruments draws its inspiration from popular music of the time, including jazz. Aaron Copland's jazz-steeped Clarinet Concerto dates from 30 years later, a commission from Benny Goodman. Wynton Marsalis has describe his "Swing Symphony" as a symphonic meditation on the evolution of swing, and prominently features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with the Philharmonic.  Alan Gilbert and Case Scaglione
 conduct.

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Diamond Sessions
11:11 am
Thu June 6, 2013

The Karrin Allyson & Bill McGlaughlin "Diamond Session" On WRTI: Sunday, June 9th At 4 PM

WRTI jazz host Bob Perkins with Karrin Allyson and Bill McGlaughlin in the WRTI performance studio, April 14, 2013.

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson and radio personality Bill McGlaughlin (who is also a musician, conductor, and composer!) visited the WRTI performance studio in April and treated a few lucky guests to an amazing show. It was a fantastic afternoon in celebration of WRTI's 60th Anniversary! Join us to hear a broadcast of the session on Sunday, June 9th at 4 pm.

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A Three-Hour Tribute!
1:25 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

A Duke Ellington Birthday Bash On WRTI

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

We're throwing an Ellington Birthday Bash on Monday, April 29th from 7 to 10 pm to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of The Duke! There will be special Spring Member Drive thank-you gifts that will only be available during this three-hour period, and Duke’s music will be heard the entire time. We can’t think of a better way to cap off Jazz Appreciation Month! Join us!

WRTI Spotlight
11:57 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Brazilian Jazz Duo MINAS on Voices in Jazz

Tune in on Sunday, April 21st at 5 pm on our HD-2 channel when the popular Brazilian vocal duo MINAS stops by the station. Orlando Haddad and Patricia King will fill you in about their current project to complete a fabulous CD that they started work on in 2004 when they had teamed up with arranger and orchestrator, Bill Zaccagni to present “Symphony in Bossa,” a music program enhanced by Bill’s arrangements written specifically for MINAS - featuring original compositions and traditional Brazilian repertoire. "Symphony in Bossa" was halted due to Bill's sudden, tragic passing.

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Berks Fest Live Remote Broadcasts
1:12 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

WRTI At The 23rd Annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest In Reading

The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest 2013 runs from April 5th to 14th in Reading.

WRTI continues a long-standing relationship with the Berks Jazz Fest, which runs from April 5th through the 14th in Reading, PA. Jeff Duperon will broadcast live from the Berks on BOTH Friday and Saturday nights of the Festival, and Bob Perkins will bring you some "GM" in the AM from Reading on Sunday, April 7th.

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