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 04, 2013

6:01 AM
Gaston’s Gate
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Glad to be Back
Label : Jen Bay
6:06 AM
Blue Hour
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
6:11 AM
Tea For Three
Artist : Makoto Ozone
Album : The Trio
Label : Verve
6:18 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
6:21 AM
Let It Snow!
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Carol of the Bells
Label : Owl
6:24 AM
Love Dance
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:31 AM
Beautiful Love
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
6:37 AM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
6:43 AM
What a Wonderful World
Artist : Mathias Land¿us, Palle Danielsson, Jon F¿lt
Album : Opening
Label : MA
6:46 AM
Always True to You in My Fashion
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
6:51 AM
The Village
Artist : Joe Magnarelli Quintet
Album : Persistence
Label : Reservoir
7:01 AM
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
7:06 AM
Silver’s Serenade
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
7:12 AM
How High the Moon
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
7:17 AM
Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Glad Rag Doll
Label : Verve
7:21 AM
Watching the World Wake Up
Artist : Jon Wirtz
Album : Tourist
Label : Jon Wirtz
7:26 AM
Road Song
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Remember
Label : Blue Note
7:35 AM
Such Love
Album : Other Hours - Connick on Piano I
Label : Marsalis Music
7:41 AM
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
7:44 AM
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
7:48 AM
Out of This World
Album : Nuf Said
Label : Bethlehem
7:51 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Bernard Purdie
Album : 3
Label : 18th & Vine Jazz
8:01 AM
Roy Allen
Album : Black Eyes
Label : Wolfetones
8:06 AM
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
8:09 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Duane Padilla
Album : Sentimental Swing
Label : Duane Padilla
8:15 AM
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
8:19 AM
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Soul Station
Label : Blue Note
8:25 AM
If I Needed You
Artist : Kellye Gray
Album : And, They Call Us Cowboys
Label : GRR8
8:31 AM
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
8:37 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Steve Gadd and Friends
Album : Live at Voce
Label : BFM Jazz
8:47 AM
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
8:51 AM
Possible Straight
Artist : Lyle Mays
Album : Street Dreams
Label : Geffen
8:54 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
9:01 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
9:06 AM
Maya’s Blues
Artist : Issi Rozen
Album : Dark Beauty
Label : New Step
9:12 AM
Artist : Paul Carlon
Album : La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing
Label : Zoho Music
9:18 AM
Just A-Settin’ and A-Rockin’
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song Book
Label : Verve
9:22 AM
Three For Dizzy
Artist : Roland Kirk
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
9:32 AM
Violets For Your Furs
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Oddyssey of Nostalgia
Label : American Showplace
9:38 AM
Just a Little Lovin’
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : That Day...
Label : Blue Note
9:42 AM
Artist : Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
Album : VARIOUS: Keepnews Collection Sampler
Label : Riverside
9:48 AM
Artist : James Moody
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
9:55 AM
I Won’t Last a Day Without You
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace


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.