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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November 08, 2012

6:01 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
6:06 AM
He’s a Tramp
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
6:10 AM
Cracker Barrel
Album : Spellbound
Label : Foxhaven
6:17 AM
Venice Waltz
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
6:21 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
6:26 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Jazz at the Musikverein
Label : Verve
6:34 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
6:40 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
6:45 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
6:50 AM
Love on a Two Way Street
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
6:55 AM
Memphis Underground
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
7:01 AM
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
7:06 AM
Night and Day
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
7:11 AM
Blues for the Baby Grand
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
7:18 AM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Endless Search
Label : Origin
7:23 AM
Another Ending
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
7:29 AM
Blue Room
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
7:35 AM
Blue Moonlight
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
7:41 AM
Miles Above
Artist : Larry Goldings & Harry Allen
Album : When Larry Met Harry
Label : Caf¿ Society
7:45 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
7:50 AM
Good Rockin’ Tonight
Artist : Jimmy Witherspoon
Album : Jazz Me Blues: the Best of Jimmy Witherspoon
Label : Prestige
7:54 AM
U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Highnote
8:01 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Complete Impulse Studio Recordings
Label : Impulse
8:06 AM
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
8:13 AM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:19 AM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Wil Swindler’s Elevenet
Album : Universe B
Label : OA2
8:23 AM
It’s You or No One
Album : Jazz Masters 41
Label : Verve
8:27 AM
I’ll Remember April
Album : VARIOUS: Debut/Period Original Jazz Classics
Label : Debut
8:32 AM
Something Cool
Album : When the Wind Was Cool
Label : BMG
8:38 AM
Joogie Boogie
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Birks Works - the Verve Big-Band Sessions
Label : Verve
8:42 AM
Did You Call Her Today
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
Label : Columbia
8:51 AM
Duke’s in Bed
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
8:54 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : James Clay
Album : I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Label : Antilles
9:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
9:06 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
9:11 AM
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
9:17 AM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
9:21 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
My Song
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:34 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : A Thousand Small Things
Label : 18th & Vine
9:40 AM
In the Court of King Oliver
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
9:45 AM
Moon River
Artist : George Benson & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
9:50 AM
Rhyme of Spring
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
9:55 AM
Artist : Adam Kromelow Trio
Album : Youngblood
Label : Zoho


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.