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 16, 2012

6:01 AM
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Album : Brother Jack
Label : Prestige
6:06 AM
Is You is Or is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP
6:11 AM
Fiesta Espanol
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Roots
Label : Astor Place
6:18 AM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
6:23 AM
The Red Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : *** From EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS: Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
6:26 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
6:31 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
6:37 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : The Tierney Sutton Band
Album : On the Other Side
Label : Telarc
6:42 AM
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:45 AM
The Rev
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Straight Blues
Label : Prestige
6:54 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ray Brown’s Great Big Band
Album : Kayak
Label : Brown Cats
7:01 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
You Turned the Tables on Me
Artist : Kenny Clarke
Album : Meets the Detroit Jazz Men
Label : Savoy
7:10 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Mitchell/Ruff Duo
Album : ** from LES McCANN/MITCHELL-RUFF TRIO: 20 Special Fingers
Label : 32 Jazz
7:15 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
7:19 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
7:24 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : Mike Longo
Album : Sting Like a Bee
Label : CAP
7:34 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
7:40 AM
Now See How You Are
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : The Best of Kenny Burrell
Label : Blue Note
7:46 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:50 AM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : We Move
Label : Mack Avenue
7:55 AM
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years [Disc 1]
Label : Verve
8:01 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
8:06 AM
Creole Love Call
Album : Junior's Blues
Label : Riverside
8:09 AM
Two Pairs of Aces
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
8:16 AM
Happy Blue
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : Dreams And Stories
Label : Savant
8:20 AM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
8:26 AM
A Light Groove
Album : Cal Tjader Quartet
Label : Fantasy
8:32 AM
House By the Sea
Artist : Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
Album : Colors of Brazil
Label : SheLan
8:38 AM
Where or When
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
8:43 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
8:48 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors
8:53 AM
Kenny’s Hang
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
9:01 AM
This Way Out
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Dear Mr. Cole
Label : Novus
9:06 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
9:11 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
9:18 AM
Darji’s Groove
Album : Soul Speaks
Label : Darwin Gross
9:22 AM
Artist : Amanda Tosoff
Album : Wait and See
Label : Cellar Live
9:27 AM
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: Verve New Releases September 1992
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Small Steps
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
9:39 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Linger Awhile
Label : Pablo
9:43 AM
Call Me Irresponsible
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
9:50 AM
Star Eyes
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
9:54 AM
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige


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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