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 28, 2013

6:01 AM
Rose Room
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
6:06 AM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
6:11 AM
Body & Soul
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
6:17 AM
Blue Skies
Album : 20
Label : Columbia
6:21 AM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP
6:26 AM
Calling Softly
Album : Booker Little and Friend
Label : Bethlehem
6:33 AM
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
6:39 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
6:44 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
6:50 AM
Grady Tate Is In An Earthquake
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : The Double Cross
Label : Sunnyside
6:55 AM
You Got It
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
7:01 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Tineke Postma
Album : A Journey That Matters
Label : n.a.
7:06 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : Maybe in a Dream
Label : Telarc
7:10 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
7:17 AM
My Aunt T
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
7:21 AM
These Foolish Things
Album : Satch & Josh
Label : Pablo
7:27 AM
What It’s All About
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
7:33 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
7:39 AM
Happiness is a Thing Called Joe
Album : My Gentleman Friend
Label : Muse
7:44 AM
Place & Time
Artist : Anat Cohen
Album : Anat Cohen - Place & Time
Label : n.a.
7:49 AM
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
7:54 AM
Song For Richard
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
8:01 AM
El Azteco
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
8:06 AM
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:11 AM
Watermelon Man
Album : Watermelon Man
Label : Milestone
8:15 AM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
8:19 AM
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
8:24 AM
My Wild Irish Rose
Artist : Chantale Gagne
Album : Wisdom of the Water
Label : Chantelle Gagne
8:31 AM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
8:37 AM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
8:42 AM
Memories of You
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
8:47 AM
You are Too Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
8:53 AM
The Duke
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give@Go
9:01 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
9:06 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
9:11 AM
Alfie’s Theme
Album : This is Love
Label : I.E.
9:18 AM
Hey There
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Swingin'
Label : Jen Bay
9:22 AM
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
Album : Deep River: the Spirit of Gospel Music in Jazz
Label : Riverwalk
9:28 AM
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
9:33 AM
Say Little Mama Say
Album : Only For the Pure at Heart
Label : Fable
9:39 AM
I’m Glad There Is You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Lucky So and So
Label : Concord
9:44 AM
The Jody Grind
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Finger Poppin'
Label : Doodlin'
9:49 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
9:54 AM
How Deep Is the Ocean
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Real Thing: Live
Label : Green Hill


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.