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 31, 2013

8:00 PM
Artist : Wycliffe Gordon
Album : The Intimate Ellington: Ballads and Blues
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:08 PM
This Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party
Artist : The Clayton Brothers
Album : The Gathering
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Artist Share
8:15 PM
Less Is More
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less Is More
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Origin Records
8:22 PM
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Touching
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : High Note
8:35 PM
Now We Know What It Means
Artist : Three Blind Mice
Album : The Outsider
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Three Blind Mice
8:42 PM
What Did They Say Today?
Artist : Denise King & Olivier Hutman
Album : Give Me The High Sign
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Cristal Records
8:51 PM
Leel’s Tune
Artist : Jaleel Shaw
Album : The Soundtrack of Things To Come
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Chnagu Records
9:04 PM
Second Movement - Nine: Dispersion
Artist : David Gilmore
Album : Numerlogy, live at Jazz Standard
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Evolutionary Music
9:19 PM
Blues For Mr. Bill
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Eye of the Beholder
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
9:31 PM
Rem Blues/Music
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington
Album : Money Jungle - Provacative In Blue
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord Jazz
9:38 PM
Artist : Bill Peterson Trio
Album : Ruby Diamond
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Summit
9:46 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Giacomo Gates
Album : Miles Tones
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Savant
9:51 PM
Artist : Terry Klinefelter
Album : Zingaro
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Vector Disc
10:00 PM
Artist : Alex Sipiagin
Album : Overlooking Moments
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
10:13 PM
Tone Tree
Artist : Jim Ridl
Album : Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Jim Ridl Records
10:20 PM
Jeneane’s Dream
Artist : The Landham Brothers
Album : The Shape of Things To Come
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Landham Brothers
10:26 PM
Artist : Jeff Denson
Album : Secret World
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Between The Lines
10:33 PM
The Cylinder
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narritive
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
10:38 PM
Blues For The 29%ers
Artist : Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Album : In A World Of Mallets
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Basin Street Records
10:44 PM
Artist : Tim Green
Album : Songs From This Season
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : True Melody Music
10:55 PM
Dusk Baby
Artist : Gerald Clayton
Album : Life Forum
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord Jazz
11:01 PM
Artist : Michael Rodriguez
Album : Reverence
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:11 PM
Hoilday Blues for My Baby
Artist : Michigan State University Professors of Jazz
Album : Better Than Alright
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Michigan State University College of Music
11:20 PM
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Inner Circle Music
11:27 PM
The Promise
Artist : Kyle Eastwood
Album : The View From Here
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Jazz Village
11:35 PM
Artist : Ryan Keberle + Catharsis
Album : Music Is Emotion
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Alternate Side Records
11:42 PM
Artist : Cleve Guyton, Jr.
Album : Introducing the C.J. Heptet
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : CAP
11:50 PM
Chain of Command
Artist : Matt Holman’s Diversion Ensemble
Album : When Flooded
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : BJU Records
11:55 PM
Church On Monday
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church On Monday
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Cherrywood Records


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. 

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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

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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.