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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December 03, 2013

6:01 AM
Artist : Buddy Rich
Album : Burning For Buddy -- a Tribute To the Music of Buddy Rich Vol. 2
Label : Atlantic
6:06 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
6:11 AM
So Nice
Artist : Bill Kwan
Album : Pentimento
Label : Bill Kwan
6:17 AM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
6:21 AM
C’est Si Bon
Artist : Earl Klugh
Album : The Spice of Life
Label : Koch
6:26 AM
Artist : John Wojciechowski
Album : Lexicon
Label : John Wojciechowski
6:37 AM
Embraceable You
Album : The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Gershwin
Label : Big Bang
6:43 AM
Ana Maria
Artist : The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band
Album : Game Changer
Label : Capri
6:49 AM
Um Ambraco No Bonfa
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
6:51 AM
The New Symphony Sid
Album : VARIOUS: West Coast Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Pacific Jazz
6:54 AM
Should I
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : In Search Of
Label : Dreyfus
7:01 AM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
7:06 AM
The Pawnbroker
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : Jazz in Film
Label : Sony Classics
7:11 AM
The Long Goodbye
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Verve
7:18 AM
Wives and Lovers
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
7:22 AM
Christmas Time Is Here
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : A Nancy Wilson Christmas
Label : MCG
7:26 AM
All the Things You Are
Artist : Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Album : Night Magic ... the Sounds of Big Band Jazz
Label : Sea Breeze
7:32 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Bassics: The Best of the Ray Brown Trio (1977-2000)
Label : Concord
7:38 AM
Album : The Setup
Label : Alltribe
7:44 AM
While We’re Young
Artist : Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band
Album : Trilby
Label : Holland/Dobbins
7:50 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Swingin' Sweet
Label : Concord
7:54 AM
In the Early Period
Artist : Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet
Album : Inside
Label : Chase Music
8:01 AM
Her Name
Artist : Matija Dedic
Album : MD In NYC
Label : Origin
8:06 AM
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
8:10 AM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Nancy Wilson & George Shearing
Album : The Swingin's Mutual
Label : Capitol
8:14 AM
Tony’s Tune
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
8:18 AM
Last Time for Love
Artist : Judy Wexler
Album : Under a Painted Sky
Label : Jazzed Media
8:23 AM
Little Big Horns
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
8:30 AM
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
8:36 AM
Black Dahlia
Artist : Bob Sneider & Joe Locke
Album : Nocturne For Ava
Label : Origin
8:42 AM
Goes Blue
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : Ximo Tebar Goes Blue
Label : n.a.
8:48 AM
Artist : Fats Navarro
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
8:51 AM
Artist : Maria Schneider
Album : Live at the Jazz Standard - Days of Wine And Roses
Label : ArtistShare
9:01 AM
Another Time, Another Place
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
9:06 AM
Rosa Parks
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Touch
Label : Origin
9:11 AM
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
9:17 AM
Sueno De Paseo
Artist : Alfredo Rodriguez
Album : Sounds of Space
Label : Mack Avenue
9:21 AM
Bad Moon
Artist : Jeff Rupert
Album : From Memphis to Mobile
Label : Random Act
9:29 AM
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Artist : George Benson
Album : Inspiration (A Tribute to Nat King Cole)
Label : Concord
9:34 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
9:40 AM
It’s a Lovely Day Today
Artist : ELMO HOPE
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Irving Berlin
Label : Prestige
9:43 AM
Baby, I Love You
Artist : Wynton Marsalis Quartet
Album : The Magic Hour
Label : Blue Note
9:49 AM
Night Lights (The Lonely Night)
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
9:53 AM
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Out Here
Label : Mack Avenue


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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