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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October 01, 2012

6:01 AM
Milky Way
Artist : Rachel Z.
Album : Department of Good And Evil Featuring Rachel Z
Label : Savoy Jazz
6:06 AM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Album : The Joint is Jumpin'
Label : Arbors
6:11 AM
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
6:17 AM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
6:21 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
6:26 AM
Lotus Blossom
Album : The Water is Wide
Label : ECM
6:33 AM
Love of My Life
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
6:39 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
6:44 AM
Rapaz De Bem
Artist : Claudio Roditi
Album : Brazilliance
Label : Resonance
6:50 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Language of Love
Label : Telarc
6:55 AM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
7:01 AM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
7:06 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Quiet After the Storm
Label : Blue Note
7:11 AM
Fried Bananas
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
7:18 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
7:22 AM
A Demain
Album : The Surrealist Table
Label : Arthur Circle Music
7:28 AM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
7:33 AM
Climbing the Stairs
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : From the Heart
Label : Palmetto
7:39 AM
Star Eyes
Album : Star Eyes
Label : Muse
7:44 AM
Not So Fast
Artist : Hot Club of San Francisco
Album : Postcards from Gypsyland
Label : Lost Wax
7:49 AM
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
7:54 AM
God Give Me Strength
Artist : Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet
Album : Underdog, and Other Stories...
Label : Summit
8:01 AM
A Cat in the Alley
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
8:06 AM
Paul’s Pal
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Freedom Trane
Label : Origin
8:11 AM
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Benny Carter and the Jazz Giants
Label : Pablo
8:17 AM
I’ll Remember April
Album : VARIOUS: Debut/Period Original Jazz Classics
Label : Debut
8:21 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
8:27 AM
It Was a Very Good Year
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
8:34 AM
It’s All in the Game
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : It's All in the Game
Label : HighNote
8:40 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Just Between Friends
Label : HighNote
8:50 AM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
8:55 AM
Rockin’ in Rhythm
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse
9:01 AM
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Flute Vibes
Label : Summit
9:06 AM
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
9:11 AM
Like Sonny
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
9:18 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Label : Bluebird
9:28 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : At Last
Label : Concord
9:33 AM
There’s Blues Everywhere
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : I Ain't Looking at You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
9:39 AM
I Won’t Dance
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
9:44 AM
There Goes My Heart
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
9:50 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
9:54 AM
Fungii Mama
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid


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.