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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February 21, 2013

6:01 AM
Velvet Night
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
6:06 AM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
6:10 AM
It’s Better Than Cool
Artist : Jesse Jones Jr
Album : The So Then Collection
Label : LP&J
6:17 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
6:21 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : The Complete Last Concert
Label : Atlantic
6:27 AM
Goin’ to Meetin’
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : The Best of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Label : Prestige
6:34 AM
Waltz of the Giant Moths
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
6:40 AM
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
6:44 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
6:50 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
6:54 AM
The Duke
Album : Dancing on a Blue Moon
Label : Mephistopheles
7:01 AM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
7:06 AM
Blue Hour
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
7:11 AM
Sister Moon
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Convergence
Label : Motema
7:17 AM
Blue Skies
Album : 20
Label : Columbia
7:21 AM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington Presents...
Label : Bethlehem
7:25 AM
I Got It Bad
Artist : Andrea Brachfeld
Album : Lady of the Island
Label : Zoho
7:33 AM
Red Door
Artist : Airmen of Note
Album : Legacy
Label : USAF
7:39 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
7:44 AM
M.R.’s 12 Bars
Artist : Martin Sasse
Album : Close Encounter
Label : Nagel Heyer
7:49 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Adia Ledbetter
Album : Take 2: Rendezvous With Yesterdays
Label : Adia Ledbetter
7:53 AM
Album : The Setup
Label : Alltribe
8:01 AM
That’s My Girl
Artist : Grant Stewart
Album : Around the Corner
Label : Sharp Nine
8:06 AM
Papa Zimbi
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
8:10 AM
No Heat
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
8:18 AM
My Aunt T
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
8:22 AM
How High the Moon
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
8:27 AM
Waters of March
Album : VARIOUS: Concord Super Audio CD Volume 2
Label : Concord
8:32 AM
Mira Flores
Artist : Eddie Palmeiri
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord Picante
8:38 AM
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Nightclub
Label : Blue Note
8:43 AM
Change the World
Artist : Vincent Herring
Album : Change the World
Label : Musicmasters
8:49 AM
I Concentrate on You
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
8:54 AM
Lid Flippin’
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
9:01 AM
Mountain Flight
Album : The Feeling's Back
Label : Chesky
9:06 AM
Beija Flor
Album : Arts and Crafts
Label : Palmetto
9:11 AM
Tu Y Mi Cancion
Album : Off the Charts
Label : Sea Breeze
9:17 AM
Samba Saravah
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
9:21 AM
Old Folks
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
9:27 AM
Green Chimneys
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
9:33 AM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
9:39 AM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
9:43 AM
Wonder Why
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
9:49 AM
Black and Tan Fantasy
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
9:54 AM
Blues For T
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup


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.