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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May 04, 2014

8:00 PM
In My Soul
Artist : Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band
Album : Mother's Touch
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
8:07 PM
Yesterday When I Was Young
Artist : The Stephanie Jordan Big Band
Album : Stephanie Jordan sings A Tribute to the Faboulous Lena Horne: Yesterday When I Was Young
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Vige Music
8:12 PM
Uptown Romance
Artist : Fresh Cut Orchestra
Album : From The Vine
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : FCO Records
8:24 PM
The Arsenal
Artist : John Vanore & Abstract Truth
Album : Culture
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Accoustical Concepts
8:34 PM
One By One
Artist : J C Stylles
Album : Blakey Grease
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : American Showplace Music
8:40 PM
Eddie Harris
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Chicago Fire
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : High Note
8:47 PM
Artist : Ambrose Akinmusire
Album : The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
8:53 PM
Piri Piri
Artist : Takuya Kuroda
Album : Rising Son
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
9:04 PM
Artist : The Willie Jones III Sextet
Album : plays the Max Roach Songbook
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : WJ3
9:17 PM
Four On Six
Artist : Misha Tsiganov
Album : The Artistry of the Standard
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
9:23 PM
Artist : Mark Buselli
Album : Untold Stories
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : OA2 Records
9:33 PM
Ba-Lues Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : The Adventurous Monk
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Savant
9:39 PM
The Phoenix
Artist : Jazzbonez
Album : Watch It!
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Summit Records
9:47 PM
Sacrificial Dance
Artist : The Bad Plus
Album : The Rite of Spring
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Sony Masterworks
9:52 PM
The Spanish Tinge
Artist : Marcus Roberts Trio
Album : From Rags To Rhythm
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : J-Master Records
10:01 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Live at the Gallery
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Cherrywood Records
10:13 PM
Lily Xia
Artist : Band Burrage
Album : Heal
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : MiMikAlana Records
10:18 PM
So There
Artist : The Omar Hakim Experience
Album : We Are One
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : OZmosis Records
10:24 PM
Take Five
Artist : Andrew Neu
Album : Everything Happens For A Reason
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : CGN Records
10:34 PM
Artist : Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band
Album : Landmarks
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
10:48 PM
In The Still Of The Night
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Daybreak
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : High Note
10:53 PM
Wayne and Joe
Artist : Olegario Diaz
Album : Basquiat By Night/Day
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Steeplechase
11:00 PM
Sonnet For Stevie
Artist : Billy Hart Quartet
Album : One Is The Other
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : ECM
11:09 PM
Purple Sounds
Artist : Zack Brock
Album : Purple Sounds
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:17 PM
A Special Place
Artist : Stephane Spira
Album : In Between
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : JazzMax
11:25 PM
Someday Afternoon
Artist : Josh Lawrence
Album : One Night in Atlanta
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Josh Lawrence Music
11:34 PM
Artist : Bobby Avey
Album : Authority Melts From Me
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Whirlwind Recordings
11:51 PM
History of the Future
Artist : Donald Edwards
Album : Evolution of an Influenced Mind
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Criss Cross Jazz


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.