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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September 20, 2013

6:01 AM
Fields of Moons
Artist : Chris Washburne
Album : Fields of Moons
Label : Jazzheads
6:06 AM
Minor Madness
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
6:11 AM
The Twelfth of Never
Album : April in Paris
Label : Justin Time
6:18 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
6:22 AM
Don’t Go Back On Your Raisin’
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
6:26 AM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Antilles
6:33 AM
Hey Jimmy
Artist : Anthony Wonsey
Album : The Thang
6:39 AM
Stop And Go
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
6:45 AM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
6:51 AM
Good Intentions
Album : Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Label : Curb
6:54 AM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
7:01 AM
If I Only Could Hold You When You Cry
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
7:06 AM
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
7:10 AM
Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
7:17 AM
Miss Lucy
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
7:21 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
7:27 AM
Earl’s Key
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
7:34 AM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
7:39 AM
Speak Low
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
7:45 AM
Your Mind is on Vacation
Album : I Ain't Doing Too Bad
Label : Savant
7:49 AM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
7:54 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
8:01 AM
Maybe September (Theme From "the Oscar")
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
8:06 AM
Petite Fleur
Album : Because of You
Label : Sony
8:09 AM
Soul Shootin’
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
8:16 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
8:20 AM
Close Your Eyes
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
8:26 AM
Stormy Monday
Artist : Juliann Kuchocki
Album : Blue Girl Green
Label : Juliann Kuchocki
8:33 AM
Like Sonny
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : VARIOUS: the John Coltrane Songbook
Label : HighNote
8:39 AM
Cold Duck Time
Album : Bringin' It Home
Label : Concord
8:45 AM
Album : Neck Peckin' Jammie
Label : Muse
8:50 AM
Salt Song
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
8:56 AM
There’s a House in Harlem For Sale
Artist : Henry ’Red’ Allen
Album : From the Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman and Henry "Red" Allen
Label : Prestige
9:01 AM
Stella by Starlight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
9:06 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : VARIOUS: Central Avenue Sounds
Label : Rhino
9:09 AM
A Sm-o-o-o-th One
Artist : Allan Vache
Album : With Benny In Mind
Label : Arbors
9:15 AM
The More I See You
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
9:19 AM
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
9:24 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
9:32 AM
Open Country
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
9:38 AM
When October Goes
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
9:46 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
9:51 AM
A Dollar For a Dime
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
9:54 AM
Bossa de Buzios
Album : Second Encounter
Label : Candid


WRTI Spotlight
5:34 pm
Thu July 24, 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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