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 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
6:06 AM
M.R.’s 12 Bars
Artist : Martin Sasse
Album : Close Encounter
Label : Nagel Heyer
6:11 AM
Speak Low
Album : This is New
Label : Verve
6:17 AM
A Gal in Calico
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
6:21 AM
Straight Up
Artist : Pete Mills
Album : Fresh Spin
Label : Chicken Coup
6:27 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
6:33 AM
Far Too Little Love
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Do You Have Any Sugar?
Label : Concord
6:39 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
6:44 AM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:49 AM
I Want to Spend the Night
Album : Touched
Label : CAP
6:54 AM
Betty the Baptist
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
7:01 AM
Autumn in New York
Album : Spare Ribs
Label : Bluejay
7:06 AM
Crack of Noon
Artist : Richard Underhill
Album : Free Spirit
Label : Richard Underhill
7:11 AM
It’s The Way That You Talk
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
7:16 AM
The Wind Song
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Smash
Label : Concord
7:20 AM
Poor Butterfly
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Vol. 2
Label : Blue Note
7:26 AM
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
7:33 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
7:39 AM
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
7:43 AM
Artist : Ron Di Salvio
Album : Essence of Green (a Tribute to Kind of Blue)
Label : Origin
7:48 AM
Let it Be
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
7:54 AM
Yardbird Suite
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
8:01 AM
My Beatrice
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
8:06 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
8:13 AM
Four on Six
Artist : Wynton Kelly & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
8:21 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:25 AM
Artist : Deborah Latz
Album : Fig Tree
Label : June Moon
8:29 AM
Brother Dave
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Five of Hearts
Label : Auraline Music
8:35 AM
There’s Blues Everywhere
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : I Ain't Looking at You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
8:41 AM
Shall We Dance?
Artist : Linda Purl
Album : Midnight Caravan
Label : LML Music
8:45 AM
The Preacher
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : Honor Thy Fatha
Label : Drive Archive
8:49 AM
Blues Hangover
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
8:51 AM
You’ve Changed
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
9:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
9:06 AM
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:11 AM
God Give Me Strength
Artist : Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet
Album : Underdog, and Other Stories...
Label : Summit
9:18 AM
Album : Brass Attitude
Label : Concord
9:22 AM
Love Letters
Artist : Jeff Hackworth
Album : What a Wonderful World
Label : Da Capo
9:29 AM
Chega De Saudade
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
9:34 AM
I Bet You Wonder
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
9:39 AM
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
9:44 AM
My Dream is You
Album : Swing
Label : Compadre
9:47 AM
Trouble No. 2
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
9:55 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors


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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