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

Composer ID: 
5187f6a5e1c8f9b272c051a3|51802729e1c8619119d82533

Playlist

March 11, 2013

6:01 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
6:06 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
6:11 AM
Malibu
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Benny Carter and the Jazz Giants
Label : Pablo
6:17 AM
...till then
Artist : DANILO PEREZ
Album : ...till then
Label : Verve
6:21 AM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
6:26 AM
My Shining Hour
Artist : Mark Buselli
Album : An Old Soul
Label : Owl Studios
6:33 AM
Jim
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
6:39 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
6:44 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
6:50 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
6:53 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A Records
7:01 AM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Jeb Patton
Album : New Strides
Label : MaxJazz
7:06 AM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
7:12 AM
Song For My Mother
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
Label : The Jazz Hut
7:20 AM
Too Close for Comfort
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night and Good Luck
Label : Concord Jazz
7:24 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
7:29 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : PHILIP CATHERINE
Album : Blue Prince
Label : Dreyfus
7:35 AM
Protecting Circle
Artist : ASTRAL PROJECT
Album : Voodoobop
Label : Compass
7:41 AM
Nice Work If You Can Get it
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights in Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
7:43 AM
Smile
Artist : Monty Alexander, Ray Brown & Herb Ellis
Album : Triple Treat II
Label : Concord
7:49 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
7:55 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
8:01 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:06 AM
What a Difference a Day Makes
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
8:12 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
8:18 AM
Double Deal
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
8:22 AM
Comes Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : At Last
Label : Telarc
8:27 AM
Fotografia
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
8:33 AM
God Will Guide
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Soular Power
Label : JHVM
8:39 AM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
8:43 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
8:48 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : JACKIE RYAN
Album : Passion Flower
Label : OpenArt
8:54 AM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
9:01 AM
The Good Life
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Yesterdays
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
9:13 AM
Three O’Clock In The Morning
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Go!
Label : Blue Note
9:20 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Be Mine Tonight
Label : Concord
9:24 AM
Soaring
Artist : Amanda Tosoff
Album : Wait and See
Label : Cellar Live
9:30 AM
Definite Difference
Artist : JIMMY HAMILTON
Album : Can't Help Swingin'
Label : Prestige
9:35 AM
Where or When
Artist : RON ESCHETE TRIO
Album : Soft Winds
Label : Concord
9:41 AM
Everything I’ve Got
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
9:43 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
9:49 AM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
9:53 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Grenadilla
Label : Concord

Pages

A Snapshot of Ella
3:24 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Ella Fitzgerald: Some Stories about the Queen of Jazz

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

WRTI's Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, with commentary by Jazz Host Bob Perkins.

Read more
WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

Creatively Speaking
9:03 pm
Tue April 22, 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.

Read more
WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary

The late virtuoso bassist Jaco Pastorius enjoyed only a relatively brief career, but was influential to musicians across genres.
Courtesy of JPI

It seems an unlikely match.

In one corner, you have Metallica's Robert Trujillo. The most popular heavy metal bassist alive, he prowls beast-like across arena stages, rumbling guts with the low B on the 5-string instrument he slings to one side like a battle ax.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more

Pages