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 23, 2013

6:01 AM
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
6:06 AM
La Rosita
Artist : Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Album : Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Label : Verve
6:11 AM
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
6:17 AM
Almost in Your Arms
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
6:21 AM
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Jim Rotondi
Album : Blues For Brother Ray
Label : Positone
6:27 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
6:35 AM
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
6:41 AM
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
Label : Zinn Music
6:45 AM
Fatha’s Blues
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
6:50 AM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : It's Magic: the Songs of Sammy Cahn
Label : Concord
6:54 AM
I Wish I Knew
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
7:01 AM
Without You
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
7:06 AM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Warren Vache
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz For a Rainy Afternoon
Label : 32 Jazz
7:12 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
7:18 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Jane Monheit & John Pizzarelli
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
7:22 AM
The Mooche
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
7:26 AM
East to Wes
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
7:34 AM
Album : Cycling
Label : Origin
7:40 AM
Easy Living
Artist : Linda Purl
Album : Midnight Caravan
Label : LML Music
7:45 AM
Blue Monk
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
7:50 AM
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
7:53 AM
What Am I Here For?
Artist : Oliver Jones / Hank Jones
Album : Pleased To Meet You
Label : Justin Time
8:01 AM
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
8:06 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
8:10 AM
De Mi Corazon
Artist : Roger Davidson
Album : Pensando En Ti
Label : Soundbrush
8:16 AM
Puncha Puncha
Artist : Avishai Cohen Trio
Album : Gently Disturbed
Label : Razdaz
8:20 AM
Artist : Ada Rovatti
Album : Under the Hat
Label : Sunnyside
8:26 AM
Streets of Laredo
Artist : Corey Christiansen
Album : Lone Prairie
Label : Origin
8:35 AM
My Favorite Things
Album : The Madness of Our Love
Label : Blue Note
8:41 AM
Ala Mode
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
8:46 AM
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
8:48 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Ellington is Forever, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
8:54 AM
Blue Pearl
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
9:01 AM
Creole Blues
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
9:06 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Grenadilla
Label : Concord
9:12 AM
Artist : Jazz Soul Seven
Album : Impressions of Curtis Mayfield
Label : BFM Jazz
9:18 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
9:22 AM
Love Poem For Donna
Album : Ins and Outs/Lalo Live at the Blue Note
Label : Aleph
9:27 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
9:39 AM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
9:44 AM
Desmond Blue
Artist : Bruce Babad
Album : A Tribute to Paul Desmond
Label : Primrose Lane
9:50 AM
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
9:55 AM
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : Smul's Paradise
Label : Capri


WRTI Spotlight
4:24 pm
Thu July 17, 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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