Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon

Sunday, 9 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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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.

    

The Diamond Sessions
12:35 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

WRTI's Diamond Sessions Premiere Featuring Vocalist Joanna Pascale

Jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale

Join WRTI for the premiere broadcast of The Diamond Sessions featuring jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale, Sunday, February 24th at 8 pm. Hailed for her ability to story tell through music, she has an easy style that is laced with the sophistication that comes from having done your homework and deeply engaging the lyrics of a song. 

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Listen on Sunday Night!
4:04 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Special Re-Broadcast of "Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend" on Dec. 9th at 9 pm

Join WRTI this Sunday night at 9 pm for a special re-broadcast of Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend - a one-hour special that was released in honor of Brubeck's 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his stand-out album, Take Five.

We're all saddened by the huge loss of Dave Brubeck to the music world on December 5th; this program is our way of celebrating the fantastic musical life of this true jazz master.

Sunday Jazz With Jeff Duperon
3:27 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Denise King Sings Sarah Vaughan: October 21st at 8 pm on WRTI

Jazz vocalist Denise King

Recorded live at Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, this program features vocalist Denise King, fresh off of her European tour, delivering a "sassy" tribute to Sarah Vaughan: The First Lady Of Jazz.  Tune in to hear Ms. King sing classic tunes such as "Misty," "Perdido," "If I Were A Bell," and "Teach Me Tonight." Personell: Denise King, vocals; Aaron Graves, piano; Lee Smith, bass; Khary Shiheed, drums

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