Jazz Through the Day

Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm

Join us for an exploration of the American treasure we all know as jazz - great sounds from great artists, featuring music by the masters as well as those who are new on the scene.

Your hosts:
John Lasanich: 6 am to 10 am
Chuck Leavens: 10 am to 6 pm
Tony Mowod: 6 pm to 2 am
Chuck Leavens: 2 am to 6 pm

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January 07, 2013

6:01 AM
El Azteco
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
6:06 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Count Plays Duke
Label : MAMA
6:11 AM
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Gravy Train
Label : Blue Note
6:18 AM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
6:22 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors
6:27 AM
These Are the Days
Artist : Phil Wilson and Makoto Ozone
Album : Duets
Label : Capri
6:34 AM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
6:40 AM
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
6:45 AM
Afternoon in Paris
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
6:50 AM
Baby, I Love You
Artist : Wynton Marsalis Quartet
Album : The Magic Hour
Label : Blue Note
6:55 AM
Just Now
Artist : Michel Camilo
Album : Spirit of the Moment
Label : Telarc
7:01 AM
Mountain Flight
Album : The Feeling's Back
Label : Chesky
7:06 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
7:10 AM
If I Only Had...
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
7:17 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Jane Monheit & John Pizzarelli
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
7:21 AM
Paul’s Pal
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Freedom Trane
Label : Origin
7:27 AM
Oh Happy Day
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : from QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY: the Original Jam Sessions 1969
Label : Concord
7:32 AM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
7:38 AM
New York State of Mind
Album : Lookin' For Love
Label : 441
7:43 AM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
7:49 AM
Hard Times
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
7:54 AM
The Girl From Ipanema
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
8:01 AM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
8:06 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
8:11 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
8:17 AM
Blues Up and Down
Artist : Hot Club of Detroit
Album : Night Town
Label : Mack Avenue
8:21 AM
Lush Life
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
8:27 AM
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Album : For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal
Label : Concord
8:34 AM
Far Too Little Love
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Do You Have Any Sugar?
Label : Concord
8:40 AM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
8:44 AM
Who Cares?
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
8:49 AM
Save a Place For Me
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : At Last
Label : Telarc
8:55 AM
Don’t You Know I Care
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
9:01 AM
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
9:06 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
9:10 AM
Maria Cervantes
Artist : Ray Mantilla
Album : Good Vibrations
Label : Savant
9:18 AM
If Someone Had Told Me
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Some Other Time
Label : Concord
9:22 AM
The Grinning Song
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Big Stuff
Label : Warner Brothers
9:27 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Milt Jackson
Label : Riverside
9:32 AM
Cookin’ With Shorty & Coop
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
9:38 AM
New Cliches
Artist : Diane Hubka
Album : Haven't We Met?
Label : A-Records
9:43 AM
Blues Under the Influence
Album : West Coast Online
Label : Birmingham
9:49 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
9:54 AM
Let’s Call This
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : VARIOUS: the High Priests
Label : Prestige


WRTI Spotlight
4:24 pm
Thu July 17, 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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio released its self-titled debut album in June.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 7:23 pm

Melissa Aldana, who became the first female instrumentalist and first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition last fall, is not the average talent-contest winner.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:07 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 9:39 pm

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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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Creatively Speaking
1:36 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Jazz in a Historic Philadelphia Neighborhood: Sol Unlimited Summer Concert Series

This summer's Sol Unlimited Concert Series is on Tuesday nights at the Morris Estates Cultural Center in West Oak Lane

A summer jazz series is once again showcasing music in a historic Philadelphia neighborhood. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, it’s the second season for the concerts, presented by Sol Unlimited Jazz and Arts.

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
10:36 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Newport Jazz 2011: Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen, Live In Concert

Avishai Cohen performs with his trio, Triveni, on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

What is it with trumpeter Avishai Cohen and triples lately? He recently recorded a pair of albums with his band Triveni, a free-swinging trio which showcases his fervent imagination. He's also one of three Cohen siblings in jazz's top echelon; Avishai invited his big sister Anat, the celebrated clarinet specialist, to join him here.

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Classic Music and Jazz for July 3rd and 4th
1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!


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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Here's Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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