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 18, 2014

8:00 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
8:05 PM
Artist : Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band
Album : Mother's Touch
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
8:16 PM
It’s About Dat Thyme (Blues 101)
Artist : Glenn Williams
Album : It's About Dat Thyme (Blues 101)
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : GNote Productions
8:23 PM
Artist : J D Allen
Album : Bloom
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Savant
8:30 PM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Little Girl Blue
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 1987
Label : Bethlehem
8:37 PM
For You Joann
Artist : Harry "Butch" Reed
Album : 1st Time
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : HBR III
8:44 PM
Back East
Artist : Jerry Vivino
Album : Back East
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : bluJazz
8:51 PM
The Maze
Artist : Alex Sipiagin
Album : From Reality and Back
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : 5 Passion
9:04 PM
Forever, One Day At A Time
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Eye of the Beholder
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
9:12 PM
Water Crossing
Artist : Nadje Noordhuis
Album : Nadje Noordhuis
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Little Mystery Records
9:18 PM
The Still Standing Blues
Artist : Rob Gargia 4
Album : The Passion of Color
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : BJU Records
9:24 PM
Cold Truth, Warm Heart
Artist : Mike Pope
Album : Cold Truth, Warm Heart
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Nineteen-Eight Records
9:33 PM
Drop The Mittens
Artist : Peter Brendler
Album : Ouutside The Line
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Posi Tone
9:42 PM
Such Sweet Thunder
Artist : Planet D Nonet
Album : Just A Sittin' & A Rockin' with Tbone Paxton
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Eastlawn Records
9:47 PM
The Beauty of Dissolving Portraits
Artist : Ambrose Akinmusire
Album : The Imagined Savior is Far Easier To Paint
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Blue Note
9:51 PM
Artist : Josh Lawrence
Album : One Night In Atlanta
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Josh Lawrence
9:56 PM
Revisiting The Past
Artist : Camille Thurman
Album : Origins
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Hot Tone Music
10:00 PM
Artist : Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington
Album : Bicostal Collective Chapter Four
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : OA2 Records
10:14 PM
Artist : Louis Hayes
Album : Return of the Jazz Communicators
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Smoke Sessions Records
10:22 PM
Artist : David Weiss
Album : When Words Fail
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Motema
10:32 PM
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Live at the Gallery
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Cherrywood Records
10:43 PM
Artist : Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Album : The L. A. Treasures Project
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Capri Records
10:47 PM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : Life In The Bubble
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Telarc
10:52 PM
Artist : Dave Posmontier Trio
Album : Deep Pockets
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Bopcorn Records
11:02 PM
Vices and Virtues
Artist : Kris Bowers
Album : Heroes + Misfits
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Concord
11:08 PM
Brother Thelonious
Artist : Helen Sung
Album : Anthem For A New Day
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Concord
11:16 PM
Not Really Gumbo
Artist : Donald Edwards
Album : Evolution of an Influenced Mind
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:21 PM
Astoria Years
Artist : Olegario Diaz
Album : Basquiat By Night/Day
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Steeplechase
11:31 PM
Rio, Choro, Jazz
Artist : Antonio Adolfo
Album : Rio, Choro, Jazz
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : AAM Music
11:36 PM
Senor Trane
Artist : Gianni Gagliardi
Album : Nomadic Nature
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : BJU Records
11:41 PM
Artist : Reginald Cyntje
Album : Elements of Life
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Reginald Cyntje Music
11:46 PM
Pangaean Groove
Artist : Jazzbonez
Album : Watch It!
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Summit Records
11:55 PM
Corner Pocket
Artist : Verve Jazz Ensemble
Album : East End Sojourn
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2014
Label : Verve Jazz Ensemble


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.