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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August 18, 2013

8:00 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : Kenny Burell
Album : Special Requests - live at Catalina's
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : High Note
8:06 PM
Three For James
Artist : Steve Masakowski
Album : Things I Like
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : The University of New Orleans
8:12 PM
Take Five
Artist : Eugenie Jones
Album : Blace Lace Blues Tears
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Open Mic Records
8:17 PM
Artist : Ahmad Jamal Trio
Album : WRTI 60th Anniversary Commemorative Jazz Collection
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : WRTI
8:30 PM
I Guess I’ll Have To Forget
Artist : Christian McBride Trio
Album : Out Here
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
8:41 PM
Artist : Leonard Thompson
Album : Wayfare
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Leonard Thompson
8:47 PM
For The Love Of You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : This and That
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : High Note
8:52 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : But Beautiful
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : High Note
8:57 PM
You’re It
Artist : Larry McKenna
Album : From All Sides
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Larry McKenna
9:04 PM
Prometheus Unbound
Artist : David Weiss
Album : Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Motema
9:19 PM
End of...
Artist : Alex Sipiagin
Album : From Reality and Back
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : 5 Passion
9:34 PM
Blues For Bobby
Artist : The Anthony Smith Vibraphone Quartet
Album : Connections - Volume One
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Jazz Chord Records
9:43 PM
Artist : The Miami Saxophone Quartet
Album : Four of a Kind
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Fourtitude Records
9:53 PM
Grand Central
Artist : Warren Wolf
Album : Wolfgang
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
10:01 PM
Artist : Chick Corea
Album : The Vigil
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord Jazz
10:14 PM
Artist : David Ake
Album : Bridges
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Posi Tone
10:23 PM
Artist : Sean Dobbins and the Modern Jazz Messengers
Album : blue Horizons
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Detroit Music Factory
10:34 PM
Honky Tonk
Artist : Mack Avenue Superband
Album : Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival - 2012
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
10:46 PM
Show Biz Kids
Artist : Mark Masters Ensemble
Album : Everythying You Did: The Music of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Capri Records
10:53 PM
Bossa Nova Ova
Artist : Tom Goehring
Album : A Reflected Journey
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mengli Music
11:01 PM
Afra Jum
Artist : Francisco Mora Catlett
Album : AfroHorn Rare Metal
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : AACE Records
11:11 PM
The Watcher
Artist : Dave Holland
Album : Prism
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Dare2 Records
11:22 PM
Artist : Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express
Album : Expectativas
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mavo Records
11:31 PM
No Apologies
Artist : Martin Bejerano
Album : Potential Energy
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Figgland Records
11:38 PM
Afrique Kan’E
Artist : Will Calhoun
Album : Life In This World
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Motema
11:47 PM
Artist : Tarbaby
Album : Ballad of Sam Langford
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Hipnotic Records
11:52 PM
Artist : Ryan Cohan
Album : The River
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Motema


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.