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 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
6:06 AM
Dear Ruby (aka Ruby My Dear)
Artist : T.S. Monk
Album : Monk on Monk
Label : N2K
6:10 AM
Blues for the Baby Grand
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
6:18 AM
Full House
Album : Bumpin' on Sunset
Label : Nagel Heyer
6:22 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : In New York
Label : OJC
6:27 AM
Reuben’s Blues
Album : from SUSIE ARIOLI SWING BAND: It's Wonderful
Label : Justin Time
6:32 AM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
6:38 AM
Isn’t This a Lovely Day?
Artist : Dana Lauren
Album : It's You or No One
Label : Dana Lauren Music
6:43 AM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:49 AM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
6:54 AM
No Time Like Now
Artist : Nick Moran Trio
Album : No Time Like Now
Label : Manor Sound
7:01 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
7:06 AM
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Lost and Found
Label : Rhino
7:11 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
7:17 AM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
7:21 AM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
7:26 AM
Artist : Adam Rafferty
Album : Blood, Sweat & Bebop
Label : Cons. Art.
7:33 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Spanky & Roy
Label : Challenge
7:39 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
7:44 AM
Two Rivers
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
7:49 AM
They Say It¿s Wonderful
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
7:55 AM
Se¿or Mouse
Artist : Warren Wolf
Album : Warren Wolf
Label : Mack Avenue
8:01 AM
Velvet Night
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
8:06 AM
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
8:11 AM
Modal Issue
Artist : The Nightcrawlers with the Big Band Sound
Album : Down in the Bottom
Label : Cellar Live
8:18 AM
Fine Brown Frame
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
8:22 AM
I Can See Forever
Artist : Larry Goldings & Harry Allen
Album : When Larry Met Harry
Label : Caf¿ Society
8:27 AM
Dawn on the Desert
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
8:32 AM
Sharp Edge
Artist : Howard McGhee
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
8:38 AM
The Blues are Out of Town
Artist : Giacomo Gates
Album : Luminosity
Label : doubledave
8:43 AM
Falling in Love With Love
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
8:48 AM
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
8:54 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
9:01 AM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
9:06 AM
Charlie Brown
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
9:10 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Grace Kelly & Phil Woods
Album : Man With the Hat
Label : Pazz
9:18 AM
Summer Samba
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Nightclub
Label : Blue Note
9:22 AM
Listen Here
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
9:27 AM
Groove Yard
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : In My Life
Label : Concord
9:33 AM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Dear Mr. Cole
Label : Novus
9:39 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Sonny Clark
Album : Sonny Clark Trio
Label : Blue Note
9:43 AM
Long About Now
Album : Spaces and Places
Label : Jazzateria
9:48 AM
The Thang
Artist : Anthony Wonsey
Album : The Thang
9:54 AM
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note


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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