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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January 06, 2013

8:00 PM
Stepping Stone
Artist : Woody Shaw
Album : Woody Plays Woody
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8:11 PM
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington feat. Dianne Reeves
Album : The Mosaic Project
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8:18 PM
Silver Lining
Artist : Louis Fouche
Album : Subjective Mind
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8:30 PM
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Somewhere In The Night
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8:39 PM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Beyond The Blue
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8:44 PM
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Artist : Larry Tamanini
Album : Lookin' Into It
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8:52 PM
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ The Loft
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9:06 PM
Perilous Desires
Artist : Wayne Escoffery
Album : The Only Son Of One
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9:15 PM
Sweetest Taboo
Artist : Chrissie Loftus
Album : Young Hearts
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9:20 PM
Market East
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
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9:32 PM
4 In 1
Artist : Ralph Peterson
Album : The Duality Perspective
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9:40 PM
Brown Belle Blues
Artist : Ninety Miles
Album : Live At Cubadisco
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9:47 PM
Come Fly With Me
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : 1619 Broadway
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9:53 PM
Small Places
Artist : Michael Formanek Quartet
Album : Small Places
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10:00 PM
Sad Eyes
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For The People
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10:08 PM
Until Tomorrow
Artist : Korey Riker
Album : Prehumous
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10:19 PM
Artist : Ferenc Nemeth
Album : Triumph
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10:27 PM
No More Blues
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Another Country
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10:31 PM
Something Sometime
Artist : Kurt Rosenwinkel
Album : Star Of Jupiter
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10:40 PM
Artist : Steve Lehman Trio
Album : Dialect Fluorescent
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10:47 PM
Aquarian Reprieve
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
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10:54 PM
The Eleventh Hour
Artist : Johnathan Blake
Album : The Eleventh Hour
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11:02 PM
Mellow Mood
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : The Healer
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11:11 PM
Artist : Towner Galaher
Album : Uptown!
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11:19 PM
Love Me Or Leave Me
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Don't Look Back
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11:25 PM
Artist : Frank Kimbrough Trio
Album : Live At Kitano
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11:35 PM
Believe, For It Is True
Artist : The Cookers
Album : Believe
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11:43 PM
Artist : The Clayton Brothers
Album : The Gathering
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11:52 PM
A Lullaby Of Itsugo Village
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
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WRTI Spotlight
4:24 pm
Thu July 17, 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.