Jazz Through the Night

Weeknights and Sunday, midnight to 6 am; Saturday, 2 to 6 am
  • Hosted by Zivit Shlank, heard on FM / HD1 and the jazz stream

Early-morning hosts spin classics and new releases from our jazz library.

In that bygone era when radio was king, the drama known as The Shadow was one of the best. The dulcet voice of the announcer preceded each program with the question, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” He then finished off the quiz with a sardonic laugh, and the clincher, “The Shadow knows.”

How does this sound? A fabulous singer, known for championing the Great American Songbook, performing with the ultra-amazing Temple University Jazz Band led by Terell Stafford - in a free concert! Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and the TU Jazz Band will knock your socks off on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 pm, Temple Performing Arts Center at 1837 North Broad Street.

During Carnival in Brazil, music fills the streets. And often that music is frevo, a genre drawing from marches, Brazilian quadrilha, polka and classical music.

Henry Threadgill's music has always pushed boundaries. Two tubas with two guitars, a "sextett" with seven members, a free-improvising trio with an instrument made of hubcaps, a dance orchestra: Nothing is off the table.

New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent are a diverse group. Some were born in Puerto Rico, some have never set foot on the island, and everyone else falls somewhere between.

But they do share a special identity, calling themselves "Nuyoricans." And when you look over the long list of notable Nuyoricans — everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sandra Sotomayor to Jennifer Lopez — it's kind of amazing how much they've contributed to American culture.

Join WRTI's Bob Craig this Sunday, Oct 26th as he remembers Manhattan Transfer founder and artist Tim Hauser by playing part of an interview with Tim from four years ago - listen to clips of that interview below.

An Ocean Township, NJ native and Villanova graduate, Hauser started his musical career right here in our region, and then branched out to New York City, where he wore a few different hats before establishing one of the most popular jazz groups of his era.

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!

Tune in to The Bridge on Friday, June 27th at 10 pm to hear a jam-packed night of great music and interesting conversation.  

I don’t recall hearing much about Hank Mobley, until he recorded a certain record album in 1963. But, this was my fault for not listening closely enough to Philly’s all-jazz radio station that prevailed at the time. The station must have played Mobley often, because he was a hot jazz commodity about that time.

April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Apr 11, 2014

Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.