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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April 14, 2013

8:00 PM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Wycliffe Gordon
Album : The Intimate Ellington: Ballads and Blues
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:08 PM
Artist : Bill Peterson Trio
Album : Ruby Diamond
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Summit Records
8:16 PM
Artist : Eldar Djangirov
Album : Breakthrough
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Motema Records
8:26 PM
As Long As You’re Living
Artist : Cyrille Aimée & The Surreal Band
Album :
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Harmonic Reaction Records
8:39 PM
Back To Center
Artist : Eric Person
Album : Thoughts On God
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Distinction Records
8:49 PM
’Long Come Tutu
Artist : Giacomo Gates
Album : Miles Tones
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Savant
8:56 PM
Save The Children
Artist : Denise King & Olivier Hutman
Album : Give Me The High Sign
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Cristal Records
9:04 PM
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : Stream of Consciousness
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Savant
9:18 PM
Here Today
Artist : Michigan State University Professors of Jazz
Album : Better Than Alright
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Michigan State University College of Music
9:25 PM
Some Always
Artist : Gerald Clayton
Album : Life Forum
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord Jazz
9:34 PM
Rem Blues/Music
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington
Album : Money Jungle - Provacative In Blue
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord Jazz
9:41 PM
Dance Like No One Is Watching
Artist : Anthony Branker & Word Play
Album : Upity
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Origin Records
9:48 PM
Bridge To Nowhere
Artist : Dave Douglas Quintet
Album : Time Travel
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Greenleaf Music
10:02 PM
Blind Man, Blind Man
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : My Point Of View
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1963
Label : Blue Note
10:11 PM
The Eye of the Hurricane
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Maiden Voyage
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 1965
Label : Blue Note
10:19 PM
Good Morning Heartache
Artist : Barbara Morrison
Album : A Sunday Kind of Love
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Savant
10:24 PM
Second Thoughts
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Eye of the Beholder
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
10:34 PM
Full Circle
Artist : Dayna Stephens
Album : The Nepenthetic
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label :
10:41 PM
I Have A Dream
Artist : David Weiss & Point of Departure
Album : Venture Inward
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Posi Tone
10:56 PM
Kansas City Child
Artist : Geof Bradfield
Album : Melba!`
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Origin Records
11:01 PM
Artist : Michael Rodriguez
Album : Reverence
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:10 PM
I Wish I Didn’t Know
Artist : Jaleel Shaw
Album : The Soundtrack of Things to Come
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Changu Records
11:23 PM
Blue Nude
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
11:35 PM
In The Shikshteesh
Artist : Sean Nowell
Album : The Kung-Fu Masters
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Posi Tone
11:41 PM
Closing Credits
Artist : Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Album : In A World Of Mallets
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Basin Street Records
11:50 PM
Queen of Sheba
Artist : Tim Green
Album : Songs From This Season
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : True Melody Music
11:54 PM
Cycling Through Reality
Artist : Kendrick Scott Oracle
Album : Conviction
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord


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.