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 14, 2013

6:01 AM
Without You
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
6:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Lori Mechem
Album : Shiny Stockings
Label : Echomusic
6:11 AM
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Images
Label : Sunnyside
6:16 AM
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
6:20 AM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
6:25 AM
Artist : Monty Alexander, Ray Brown & Herb Ellis
Album : Triple Treat II
Label : Concord
6:33 AM
Blue Lights
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Flies High
Label : Riverside
6:39 AM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
6:44 AM
End of a Love Affair
Album : Home at Last
Label : Origin
6:49 AM
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
6:54 AM
Fiesta Mojo
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
7:01 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Album : Streets of New York
Label : Verve
7:06 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Complete Riverside Recordings
Label : Riverside
7:12 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
7:19 AM
Take 5
Artist : Cynthia Felton
Album : Freedom Jazz Dance
Label : Felton Entertainment
7:23 AM
Alone Together
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
7:28 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
7:33 AM
My Favorite Things
Album : The Madness of Our Love
Label : Blue Note
7:39 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
7:43 AM
Goes Blue
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : Ximo Tebar Goes Blue
Label : n.a.
7:49 AM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
7:55 AM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:01 AM
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Artist : Brian Bromberg
Album : Compared to That
Label : Artistry Music
8:06 AM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Paper Moon: Songs of Nat King Cole
Label : Telarc
8:11 AM
Deborah at Dawn
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
8:21 AM
Reflecting Light
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : A Thousand Beautiful Things
Label : Telarc
8:25 AM
The Girl From Ipanema
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
8:28 AM
Fantastic, That’s You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Further Definitions
Label : Impulse
8:36 AM
My Song
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
8:42 AM
Mack the Knife
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
8:50 AM
Locksmith Blues
Album : Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
8:56 AM
Just A-Settin’ and A-Rockin’
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Blanton - Webster Band
Label : Bluebird
9:01 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
9:06 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Album : Well Kept Secret
Label : Koch
9:11 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
9:18 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
9:28 AM
Dear Old Stockholm
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
9:33 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
9:39 AM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Abbey Lincoln & Stan Getz
Album : You Gotta Pay the Band
Label : Verve
9:44 AM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Real Thing: Live
Label : Green Hill
9:51 AM
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:56 AM
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino


WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
Sat July 26, 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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