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 09, 2012

6:01 AM
My Beatrice
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
6:06 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Live at 'The Club'
Label : Blue Note
6:11 AM
This Is Me
Artist : El Movimiento
Album : The Movement
Label : Nueva No
6:19 AM
Blue in Green
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Heroes
Label : Verve
6:23 AM
The Most Beautiful Girl
Artist : Yotam Silberstein
Album : Resonance
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:28 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
6:34 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : Telarc
6:40 AM
The Kids
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
6:44 AM
The Summary
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
6:50 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Houston Person
Album : In a Sentimental Mood
Label : Highnote
6:55 AM
Thou Swell
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Four!
Label : Contemporary
7:01 AM
Indian Summer
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
7:06 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Count Plays Duke
Label : MAMA
7:11 AM
It’s Wonderful
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
7:18 AM
Girl Talk
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
7:22 AM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
7:28 AM
Sneaky Waltz
Artist : BILL HEID
Album : Da Girl
Label : Savant
7:35 AM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
7:41 AM
All Too Soon
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
7:46 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
7:51 AM
You Taught My Heart to Sing
Album : A Night in the Life
Label : Concord
7:56 AM
Afro Blue
Artist : Mongo Santamaria
Album : Skin on Skin/The Mongo Santamaria Anthology 1958-1995
Label : Rhino
8:01 AM
Velvet Night
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
8:06 AM
I Was Telling Him About You
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
8:11 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
8:18 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
8:22 AM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Glasser
Album : Begin Again
Label : Chiaroscuro
8:28 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
8:32 AM
Falando De Amor (Words Of Love)
Artist : Yotam
Album : Brasil
Label : Jazz Legacy
8:38 AM
The Bluebird
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord
8:43 AM
Too Damn Hot
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Label : Palmetto
8:49 AM
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
8:54 AM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
9:01 AM
Spider Kelly’s Blues
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
9:06 AM
When My Man Comes Home
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
9:10 AM
No Heat
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
9:18 AM
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
9:22 AM
Stella by Starlight
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop Essence
9:27 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
9:32 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
9:38 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
9:43 AM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
9:49 AM
Old Folks
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
9:54 AM
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Old Friends
Label : Telarc


WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
Sat July 26, 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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