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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March 10, 2013

8:00 PM
Barefoot Sunday Blues
Artist : Mel Rhyne
Album : Organ-Izing
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 1960
Label : Jazzland
8:17 PM
Catlett Out of the Bag
Artist : Nicholas Payton
Album : #BAM live at Bohemian Caverns
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : BMF Records
8:33 PM
Artist : Anthony Branker & Word Play
Album : Uppity
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Origin Records
8:40 PM
Less Is More
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less Is More
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Origin Records
8:51 PM
I Have A Dream
Artist : David Weiss & Point of Departure
Album : Venture Inward
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Posi Tone
9:04 PM
Big Four
Artist : Michigan State University Professors of Jazz
Album : Better Than Alright
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Michigan State University College of Music
9:17 PM
Park Avenue Petite
Artist : Ian Hendrickson-Smith
Album : The Soul of My Alto
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Cellar Live
9:24 PM
Out of This World
Artist : Killer Ray Appelton
Album : Naptown Legacy
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Hollistic Music Works
9:35 PM
Artist : Terry Klinefelter
Album : Zingaro
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Vector Disc
9:45 PM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time The Dream's On Me
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Pensativa Music
9:53 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Paul Carr
Album : Standard Domain
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : PCJ Records
10:01 PM
Artist : The Landham Brothers
Album : The Shape of Things to Come
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Landham Brothers Music
10:05 PM
Market East
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Inner Circle Music
10:18 PM
Artist : Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran
Album : Hagar's Song
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : ECM
10:23 PM
Grass Roots
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington
Album : Money Jungle - Provocative In Blue
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord
10:28 PM
Come Together
Artist : Michael Wolff & Mike Clark
Album : Wolff & Clark Expedition
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Random Act Records
10:36 PM
Artist : Melton Mustafa
Album : The Traveling Man
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Zaki Publishing
10:48 PM
Come To My Door feat. Emily King (acoustic)
Artist : Jose James
Album : No Beginning No End
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Blue Note
10:53 PM
No Church in the Wild
Artist : Next Collective
Album : Cover Art
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord Jazz
11:02 PM
Dark Tower
Artist : Hashem Assadullahi
Album : Pieces
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : OA2 Records
11:15 PM
Future By Design
Artist : Elevations
Album : Elevations
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Corona
11:21 PM
Artist : Tim Green
Album : Songs From This Season
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : True Melody Music
11:31 PM
A Walk on the B-H-P
Artist : Clarence Penn
Album : Dali in Cobble Hill
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:38 PM
LED Boots
Artist : Kevin Eubanks
Album : The Messenger
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
11:48 PM
The Cylinder
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narritive
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
11:53 PM
The Wheel Of Life
Artist : Jaleel Shaw
Album : The Soundtrack of Things to Come
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Changu 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.