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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June 19, 2013

6:01 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Album : Streets of New York
Label : Verve
6:06 AM
Possible Straight
Artist : Lyle Mays
Album : Street Dreams
Label : Geffen
6:09 AM
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
6:17 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
6:21 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Album : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Label : Impulse
6:26 AM
This Time the Dream’s on Me
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
6:35 AM
Song For My Grandfather
Artist : Ryan Cohan
Album : Another Look
Label : Motema
6:41 AM
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Artist : Charles Mingus
Album : Mingus Ah Um
Label : Columbia Legacy
6:46 AM
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
6:50 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Allan Harris & Takana Miyamoto
Album : Convergence
Label : Love Productions
6:54 AM
The Most Beautiful Girl
Artist : Yotam Silberstein
Album : Resonance
Label : Jazz Legacy
7:01 AM
Brother Mister
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Kind of Brown
Label : Mack Avenue
7:06 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
7:12 AM
...and the Willow Weeps
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:23 AM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
7:27 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Houston Person
Album : In a Sentimental Mood
Label : Highnote
7:31 AM
Don’t Fence Me In
Album : Restless
Label : Noir
7:37 AM
On the Street Where You Live
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
7:43 AM
Mean to Me
Artist : Nellie McKay
Album : Normal as Blueberry Pie: a Tribute to Doris Day
Label : Verve
7:45 AM
Ballad for Trayvon Martin
Artist : Anthony Branker & Ascent
Album : Uppity
Label : Origin
7:52 AM
Love Walked In
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
7:55 AM
New Morning
Artist : TAKASHI
Album : Storm Zone
Label : Blue Note
8:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
8:06 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
8:11 AM
Echoes of Anansi
Artist : MSU Professors of Jazz
Album : Better Than Alright
Label : MSU Jazz
8:17 AM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Frank Sinatra
Album : Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Label : Capitol
8:21 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Porgy and Bess
Label : Columbia
8:25 AM
Invitation/Nica’s Dream
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
8:32 AM
The "In" Crowd
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
8:38 AM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
8:43 AM
This Is for Albert
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
8:49 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : From My Heart
Label : Savant
8:53 AM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
9:01 AM
Summer Serenade
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
9:06 AM
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Artist : Michelle Pollace
Album : New Beginning
Label : Michelle Pollace
9:12 AM
It’s All Right
Artist : Jazz Soul Seven
Album : Impressions of Curtis Mayfield
Label : BFM Jazz
9:19 AM
All the Things You Are
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
9:23 AM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
9:28 AM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
9:33 AM
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
9:39 AM
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Jardis
9:44 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
9:49 AM
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
9:54 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige


WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
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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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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