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 05, 2013

6:01 AM
Tchavolo Swing
Artist : Hot Club of San Francisco
Album : Swing This
Label : Hot Club of San Francisco
6:06 AM
Sandra’s Blues
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
6:13 AM
Song for Darius
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
6:20 AM
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
6:24 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
6:29 AM
In the Beginning
Artist : Ben Sidran
Album : Don't Cry for No Hipster
Label : Nardis
6:34 AM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:40 AM
Minor Blues
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
6:45 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
6:50 AM
And How I Hoped For Your Love
Artist : Judy Wexler
Album : Under a Painted Sky
Label : Jazzed Media
6:55 AM
Mediterranean Sun
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : At Home
Label : Razdaz
7:01 AM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
7:06 AM
Let Me
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:11 AM
Edith’s Cake
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Saturday Morning
Label : Jazzbook
7:17 AM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
7:21 AM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
7:27 AM
Crystal Silence
Album : September Ballads
Label : Milestone
7:33 AM
A Duke-Ish Blues
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Urban Griot
Label : Soundpost
7:39 AM
Give a Little More
Artist : Michael Feinstein and Andre Previn
Album : Change of Heart: The Songs of Andr¿ Previn
Label : Telarc
7:42 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
7:48 AM
The Mountain
Artist : Steve Gadd Band
Album : Gadditude
Label : BFM Jazz
7:54 AM
Recorda Me
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : The Music of Joe Henderson
Label : Double Time
8:01 AM
Blues Nouveau
Artist : Mike Dowling
Album : Eclectricity
Label : Wind River Guitar
8:06 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
8:12 AM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Duane Padilla
Album : Sentimental Swing
Label : Duane Padilla
8:17 AM
Silver Treads Among My Soul
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
8:21 AM
I’m In The Mood For Love
Artist : Bryan Anthony & the Gary Norian Trio
Album : A Night Like This
Label : Mercator
8:24 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Harold Land
Album : VARIOUS: Jazzland OJC Sampler
Label : Jazzland
8:32 AM
Artist : Shirley Crabbe
Album : Home
Label : MaiSong
8:38 AM
Gypsy Blues (Blues For Ike)
Artist : Mike Ferro
Album : Django By Ferro
Label : Denwa Jazz
8:43 AM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
8:48 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Verve
8:51 AM
Chosen Words
Artist : Eddie Daniels
Album : Homecoming: Eddie Daniels Live at the Iridium
Label : IPO
9:01 AM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
9:05 AM
411 West
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
9:12 AM
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
9:18 AM
I Feel Fine / Sidewinder
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Double Exposure
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Artist : Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
Album : Come Sunday
Label : EmArcy
9:25 AM
Mount Harissa
Artist : Dmitry Baevsky
Album : Down With It
Label : Sharp Nine
9:33 AM
Where or When
Album : Soft Winds
Label : Concord
9:39 AM
Blue Lester
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
9:43 AM
Modal Issue
Artist : The Nightcrawlers with the Big Band Sound
Album : Down in the Bottom
Label : Cellar Live
9:48 AM
I’m Shadowing You
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
9:53 AM
Un Grand Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Dreyfus


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Thu July 24, 2014

Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM

Vocalist 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

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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

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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!

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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

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