Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon

Sunday, 8 pm to 12 midnight

Wind down your weekend with Jeff Duperon as he brings you new, creative interpretations of your favorite jazz standards.  You'll enjoy fresh arrangements and orchestrations, like a Big Band version of a Monk tune, or a young vocalist bringing life to the music of Lady Day or belting out a "not-so-standard standard."  Jeff occasionally features concert broadcasts from local venues and festivals.  Tune in to hear what happens when new life is breathed into the classics.

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July 20, 2014

8:00 PM
Black and Tan Fantasy
Artist : Marcus Roberts Trio with Wynton Marsalis
Album : Together Again: Live In Concert
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : J-Master Records
8:09 PM
Blues Medley [Goin’ To Chicago Blues; Kansas City; Everyday I Have The Blues]
Artist : Diva Jazz Orchestra
Album : A Swingin' Life
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : MCG Jazz
8:15 PM
Artist : Gregory Porter - Donald Smith - Mansur Scott
Album : Great Voices of Harlem
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : PAO Records
8:23 PM
Hat’s Dance
Artist : The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Album : The L.A. Treasures Project
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Capri Records
8:32 PM
Nature Boy
Artist : Dee Alexander
Album : Songs My Mother Loves
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : bluJazz
8:42 PM
Blues For Mr. Bill
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Eye of the Beholder
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:50 PM
The Bee Hive
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Chicago Fire
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : High Note
9:04 PM
Artist : Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators
Album : Caribbean Tinge
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Motema
9:17 PM
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton
Album : play the blues: live from Jazz at Lincoln Center
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Rhino
9:33 PM
The World Falls Away
Artist : Rodney Whitaker
Album : When We Find Ourselves Alone
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Mack Avenue Records
9:38 PM
Artist : Louis Hayes
Album : Return of the Jazz Communicators
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Smoke Sessions Records
9:48 PM
El Moreno
Artist : Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
Album : Sketches of Spain [Revisited]
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : 316 Records
9:53 PM
Theme For Malcolm
Artist : The Bill Warfield Big Band
Album : Trumpet Story
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Planet Arts
10:02 PM
Good Tree, Good Fruit
Artist : Dayna Stephens
Album : I'll Take My Chances
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
10:13 PM
Artist : Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band
Album : Landmarks
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
10:22 PM
The Intrepid Hub
Artist : David Weiss
Album : When Words Fail
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Motema
10:32 PM
We’ll Meet Under The Stars
Artist : Sean Jones Quartet
Album : im•pro•vise never before seen
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Mack Avenue Records
10:39 PM
Artist : Brooklyn Jazz Underground
Album : Seven By Seven
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : BJU Records
10:47 PM
Stairway To Heaven
Artist : Ada Rovatti
Album : Disguise
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Piloo Records
10:55 PM
The Ocean
Artist : Robin Eubanks
Album : kLassik rocK vol. 1
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Artist Share
11:01 PM
Walk A Waltz
Artist : OPUS 5
Album : Progression
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:15 PM
Artist : Theo Croker w/ Stefon Harris
Album : Afro Physicist
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Okeh
11:22 PM
The World Is A Ghetto
Artist : Mike LeDonne
Album : I Love Music
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Savant
11:30 PM
Third Set
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : Lookin' Up
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
11:35 PM
Corner Table ( Always Reserved)
Artist : The Craig Scott Quintet
Album : Introducing
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Cellar Live
11:43 PM
Artist : Donald Edwards
Album : Evolution Of An Influenced Mind
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:49 PM
Just Clap Your Hands
Artist : Adam Schroeder
Album : Let's
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Capri Records
11:56 PM
Aquarius Island
Artist : The Lindsey Blair Quartet
Album : A New Dawn
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Southernmost Records


WRTI Spotlight
5:34 pm
Thu July 24, 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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A Big Band Celebration!
2:03 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WRTI's Big Band Kick-Off to Summer on Memorial Day Weekend!

The Airmen of Note

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer, but was established to honor fallen troops who gave their lives for our country. Join WRTI as we honor both aspects of this holiday weekend. We'll provide the perfect music to fuel your holiday barbeque all weekend long, featuring a type of jazz that - historically - goes hand-in hand with patriotism – Big Band!

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WRTI Spotlight
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Women In Jazz Philly Tour with Jeff Duperon, Sunday, March 23, 8:30 PM

Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington

Join us this Sunday night at 8:30 PM, when Jeff Duperon welcomes the "Women in Jazz Philly Tour" to his show. The tour is honoring women's history month, and features the all-female jazz group "nVizion." The "Last-Stop concert" is Sunday, March 30 from 4 to 6 pm at St. Terese Church, 6611 Ardleigh Street in Philadelphia.

Vocalists Rhenda Ferrington, Lauren Lark, Shamika Byrd, and Julie Charnet with Kendrah Butler on piano and Sadayah Roberts on drums will stop by to discuss this important event.  

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WRTI Spotlight
3:03 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Jeff Duperon's Top Jazz CDs of 2013

Jeff Duperon, WRTI jazz host

Wondering what's on Jeff Duperon's iPod this year? Wonder no more! We've got his favorite picks from 2013 right here. 

  1. David Weiss Endangered Species: The Music Of Wayne Shorter – Motema Music

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:40 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Pianist Jimmy Amadie

Jimmy Amadie.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 2:39 pm

For decades, Jimmy Amadie played solely in his home, heard only by his students when he'd play for them during lessons. His performing career was derailed because of severe hand problems. But later in life, he achieved some fame for his albums — and for the story of what he'd had to overcome to make it possible for him to record. Amadie died of lung cancer on Dec. 10. He was 76.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:24 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Michael Pedicin At Chris' Jazz Cafe: Check It Out On October 5th

Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin

Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin 0n Sunday, September 29th at 8:30 pm. A passionately soulful improviser, Pedicin is in the midst of an impressive creative surge clearly reflected in his prolific work as a recording artist and composer. His new CD, Why Stop Now...Ubuntu, is his 12th as a leader, and fourth in the last five years.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:54 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

2013 Labor Day Weekend Jazz Countdown

Don't miss this year's top 100 jazz countdown! It's the jazz songs that you voted for over the holiday weekend. Listen starting on Friday, August 30 at 6 pm, Sunday, September 1 from 8 to midnight, and Monday, September 2 starting at 6 pm and ending when the #1 song is played.  You'll find the list below as the countdown begins!

The Votes Are In!
10:06 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Coming Up: 2013 Listener-Favorite Classical and Jazz Countdowns Over Labor Day Weekend!

You voted...listen for the results! It's your favorite 30 classical works and 100 jazz songs on WRTI. Start listening on Friday, August 30th at noon and through Monday, September 2nd to hear your favorites. Don't miss a moment!

Live Webcasts on August 3 and 4
1:36 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

5 To Watch: Newport Jazz Festival Debuts

Dee Alexander is among the artists leading a band for the first time at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
Courtesy of the artist

Major jazz gatherings such as the Newport Jazz Festival — which dates back to 1954 — have always relied on big names to attract visitors. The 2013 edition is no different, with headliners such as Wayne Shorter (with Herbie Hancock), Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri and Esperanza Spalding.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Vocalist Denise King on Jazz Conversations: June 9th At 8:30 PM

Vocalist Denise King

Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes vocalist and composer Denise King to WRTI on Sunday, June 9th at 8:30 PM ET. With a voice described as velvet smooth, warm, and steeped in sophistication, King captivates and holds you with every note. In this age of auto-tune, quick fixes and artistic gimmickry, her love of people, performance style, and energy have ensured her a spot in the jazz community for a long time. 

Tune in every Sunday night to Jeff Duperon's mix of new releases and emerging artists in jazz, on Jazz with Jeff Duperon, from 8 pm to midnight.