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 16, 2014

8:00 PM
The Cookie
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Cellar Groove
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Cellar Live
8:07 PM
Live and Learn
Artist : Jeff Hackworth
Album : Soul To Go!
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Big Bridge Music
8:16 PM
Ease Back
Artist : Brian Charette
Album : Square One
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
8:20 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith
Album : Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Okeh
8:24 PM
Ana Maria
Artist : Mike Longo
Album : Step On It
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : CAP
8:33 PM
Suite: Resolve
Artist : Brad Whiteley Trio
Album : Pathless Land
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Destiny Records
8:44 PM
Back On Track
Artist : Ben Patterson
Album : Essential Elements
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
8:50 PM
The Darktown Strutters Ball
Artist : Catherine Russell
Album : Bring It Back
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Jazz Village
8:52 PM
Artist : Rob Derke & the NYJazz Quartet
Album : Blue Divide
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Zoho
9:04 PM
Richard (conduit)
Artist : Ambrose Akinmusire
Album : The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
9:21 PM
Every Life Is Precious
Artist : Gregory Tardy
Album : Hope
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Steeplechase
9:33 PM
Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Artist : Takuya Kuroda
Album : Rising Son
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
9:44 PM
Two If By Sea
Artist : David Bennett Thomas
Album : Headspace
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Vectordisc Records
9:52 PM
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Daybreak
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Savant
10:00 PM
The Sun Within
Artist : Conrad Herwig
Album : A Voice Through The Door
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
10:09 PM
Orange Peel
Artist : ES2
Album : Algorhythms
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Twin Rivers Records
10:17 PM
Inner Frustrations
Artist : Shirazette Tinnin
Album : Humility: Purity of My Soul
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Hot Tone Music
10:21 PM
Trust Your Instincts
Artist : Krom
Album : Krom
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Krommusic
10:26 PM
Artist : Matija Dedic
Album : Sentiana
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Bamboo Music
10:34 PM
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Beautiful Life
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Concord
10:40 PM
I Can See Clearly Now
Artist : Steve Fidyk
Album : Heads Up!
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
10:48 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Jazz and the Philharmonic
Album : Jazz and the Philharmonic
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Okeh
10:53 PM
Artist : John Vanore & Abstract Truth
Album : Culture
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Acoustical Concepts
11:01 PM
Sign of the Season
Artist : Pat Metheny Unity Group
Album : Kin ()
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Nonesuch
11:13 PM
The Myth
Artist : Tom Tallitsch
Album : Ride
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
11:20 PM
Artist : Rachel Eckroth
Album : Let Go
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Virgo Sun Records
11:28 PM
Think on Me
Artist : Javon Jackson
Album : Expression
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Smoke Sessions Records
11:36 PM
Stolen Away
Artist : Natalie Cressman
Album : Turn The Sea
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Natalie Cressman
11:45 PM
Brother Sid
Artist : B. J. Jansen
Album : Ronin
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : JansenMusic
11:52 PM
Forth & Back
Artist : David Bromberg
Album : Forth & Back
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : CAP


WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
Sat July 26, 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.