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 30, 2012

6:01 AM
So Tired
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
6:06 AM
Charlie Brown
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
6:10 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
6:21 AM
Alone Together
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
6:26 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
6:32 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Dave Peck
Album : 3 and 1
Label : LPS
6:38 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
6:43 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Grenadilla
Label : Concord
6:49 AM
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
6:54 AM
Some Summer Fun
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Intimate Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:01 AM
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
7:06 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Joe Williams & George Shearing
Album : The Heart and Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing
Label : Koch
7:09 AM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
7:16 AM
Feelin’ Good
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
7:20 AM
Deck the Halls
Album : A Sentimental Christmas
Label : North Star
7:22 AM
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
7:29 AM
Blues for Bill
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
7:35 AM
It Seem Like You’re Ready
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
7:40 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:45 AM
How Little We Know
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
7:49 AM
Better Go
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
8:06 AM
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : n.a.
8:11 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:17 AM
Love on My Mind
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
8:21 AM
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
8:27 AM
Blues for Wood
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:34 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
8:40 AM
As Long as I Live
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harold Arlen
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
You & Me
Artist : Ryan Cohan
Album : Another Look
Label : Motema
8:50 AM
Backwater Blues
Album : Blues in the City
Label : MaxJazz
8:54 AM
Love Letters
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
9:01 AM
Without You
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Artist : Boz Scaggs
Album : Speak Low
Label : Decca
9:18 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
9:22 AM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Explosive!
Label : Qwest
9:27 AM
Dance on Your Own
Artist : Carol Welsman
Album : I Like Men
Label : Welcar
9:33 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Complete Riverside Recordings
Label : Riverside
9:39 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:44 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
9:48 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
9:54 AM
Dig Dis
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Soul Station
Label : Blue Note


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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