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


Creatively Speaking
9:56 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald recorded more than 200 albums in her lifetime.

The great Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th, 1917, and died in 1996; she would have turned 98 next week. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, "The Queen of Jazz" - also called "The First Lady of Song," left a lasting legacy on American song and jazz.

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Creatively Speaking
9:45 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

A Jam-Packed Jazz Celebration in Center City

This year's Center City Jazz Festival takes place at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and TIME Restaurant.

The third annual Center City Jazz Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 19th  There are 16 bands performing in a six-hour period, in four venues in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

The festival warms up on Friday, April 11th at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
4:22 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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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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Creatively Speaking
3:49 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

It's Official! The City Of Philadelphia Appreciates Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

All across the country, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). In Philadelphia, JAM's month-long series of concerts, workshops, and events - including the Center City Jazz Festival - culminates on April 30th, which is Jazz Appreciation Day.

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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

Jazz vocalist, author, and playwright Suzanne Cloud spent about eight months researching Dizzy Gillespie’s life, and writing Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story. The production debuted in 2013 at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

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Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI
11:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Those "I Love Jazz" Moments

One night recently, as I was home struggling to convince my toddler that the floor is not where leftover food lives, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood” came on the radio. Suddenly, I found myself paying a bit more attention to the music than the drama at hand. Why? Because I knew what was coming....that specific moment in the song that always gets to me. There's a total mood shift as the timing completely changes and you start to notice the drums more and more. And then you start to wonder if the drums were even there at all during the beginning of the tune.

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Creatively Speaking
6:04 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Remembering The Sensational Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) - Nicknamed "Lady Day" by saxophonist Lester Young

Jazz great Billie Holiday, who died at age 44 in 1959, would have turned 99 on April 7, 2014. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, in her short career, this Philadelphia-born singer made a huge impact on jazz and American song.

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
11:41 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM

Count Basie's Big Band

Spring songs get the Big Band Jazz treatment this Sunday! Listen to Basie and Kenton, as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Marty Paich. Grow an hour of Spring Fever this Sunday evening at 7 pm on WRTI.