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 26, 2013

6:01 AM
Mere Madness
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
6:06 AM
Stand Still
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond
Album : Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet
Label : Verve
6:09 AM
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
6:17 AM
...till then
Album : ...till then
Label : Verve
6:21 AM
Air Mail Special
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : from CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: The Genius of the Electric Guitar
Label : CBS/SONY
6:25 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : VARIOUS: Central Avenue Sounds
Label : Rhino
6:30 AM
Show Me
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
6:36 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Cecile McLorin Salvant
Album : WomanChild
Label : Mack Avenue
6:42 AM
Where Do I Go From Here?
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Jazz Has a Sense of Humor
Label : Verve
6:46 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
6:54 AM
Lazy Bird
Artist : Max Marshall
Album : Instant Camaraderie
Label : Jazz Hang
7:01 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
7:06 AM
The Summary
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
7:12 AM
"A" Dance
Artist : Amina Figarova
Album : Above the Clouds
Label : Munich
7:18 AM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
7:22 AM
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
7:27 AM
Bones For Zoot
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : from Annie Ross & Zoot Sims: a Gasser!
Label : Pacific Jazz
7:33 AM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In a Minor Groove
Label : Prestige
7:39 AM
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
7:43 AM
Artist : DAN CRAY
Album : No One
Label : Dan Cray
7:49 AM
I Will Wait For You
Artist : Connie Evingson
Album : Sweet Happy Life
Label : Minnehaha Music
7:55 AM
Blue Muse
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
8:01 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Benny Green
Album : Green's Blues
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:10 AM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
8:17 AM
Hey John
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
8:21 AM
Duke Rays
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : In the Spur of the Moment
Label : Telarc
8:26 AM
Step Lightly
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
8:33 AM
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
8:39 AM
Album : Written in the Stars
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
What’s Your Story Morning Glory?
Album : Mary's Idea
Label : Decca
8:48 AM
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
8:54 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
9:01 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
9:06 AM
Blizzard of Lies
Album : Classics
Label : Concord
9:09 AM
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
9:16 AM
My Buddy
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
9:20 AM
Oliloqui Valley
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
9:26 AM
A Song for Johnny (A Tribute to Johnny Frigo)
Artist : Dick Reynolds
Album : Music & Friends
Label : Origin
9:35 AM
Come Dance With Me
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Joey D!
Label : HighNote
9:41 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
9:43 AM
Stompy Jones
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
9:48 AM
It Only Happens Once
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
9:55 AM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito


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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