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


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.