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


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.