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


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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:03 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

Jazz pianist Fred Hersch released his latest album, a trio recording called Floating, in July.
Vincent Soyez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat July 19, 2014 11:45 am

The last time Fred Hersch was featured on Weekend Edition Saturday, the headline read, "Back On Stage By No Small Miracle." It was 2009, and scarcely a year earlier, the jazz pianist had suffered AIDS-related dementia and fallen into a coma for several months. Since recovering, Hersch has come roaring back to music, releasing a string of live albums to critical success.

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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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