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 21, 2013

6:01 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
6:06 AM
Full Circle
Album : Full Circle
Label : A Records
6:11 AM
These Foolish Things
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
6:15 AM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
6:19 AM
Autumn Leaves
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
6:25 AM
Artist : Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble
Album : Celebrations
Label : MEII
6:33 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
6:39 AM
Blue Pearl
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
6:44 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
6:49 AM
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
6:53 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album : Brown and Roach Incorporated
Label : EmArcy
7:01 AM
April Morning
Album : VARIOUS: Haunted Melodies/Songs of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Label : Metropolitan
7:06 AM
The Tender Trap
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
7:11 AM
At the Crack of Dawn
Artist : Bryan Carter
Album : Enchantment
Label : Imaginate
7:18 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
7:22 AM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
7:27 AM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
7:32 AM
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody 4A
Label : IPO
7:38 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azure-Te
Label : Concord
7:43 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Album : Bumpin' in L.A.
Label : Clarion
7:49 AM
I Concentrate on You
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
7:54 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Laid Back
Label : 32 Jazz
8:01 AM
What Will I Tell My Heart
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
8:06 AM
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
8:11 AM
Don’t Call Me
Artist : George Shearing
Album : from NANCY WILSON & GEORGE SHEARING: the Swingin's Mutual
Label : Capitol
8:15 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
8:19 AM
Here I Am
Album : Here I Am
Label : Jazz Karma
8:23 AM
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Noah Preminger
Album : Before the Rain
Label : Palmetto
8:30 AM
Small Steps
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
8:36 AM
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
8:42 AM
Across the Track Blues
Album : Sunset Stomp
Label : Arbors
8:47 AM
Beatles Medley: Golden Slumbers / Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : Roberta Gambarini
Album : So in Love
Label : EmArcy
8:53 AM
Chuy’s Challenge
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Liftoff
Label : Jen Bay Jazz
9:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
9:06 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
9:12 AM
Backward Shack
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
9:19 AM
Batida Diferente
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
9:23 AM
God Bless This Child
Album : The Year of the Dragon
Label : Jazzbank
9:28 AM
It All Depends on You
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
9:34 AM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
9:40 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
9:43 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
9:49 AM
Blue Gardenia
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
9:54 AM
I Got Nothin’
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : Here
Label : MaxJazz


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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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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