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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September 01, 2013

8:01 PM
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Sugar
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1970
Label : CTI
8:11 PM
Song For My Father
Artist : Horace Silver Quintet
Album : The Best of Horace Silver, Volume 2
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1989
Label : Blue Note
8:23 PM
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 1965
Label : Blue Note
8:32 PM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Softly As A Summer Breeze
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 1958
Label : Blue Note
8:43 PM
One For My Baby
Artist : Frank Sinatra
Album : Live In Australia, 1959
TrackNumber : 16
ReleaseYear : 1959
Label : Blue Note
8:49 PM
Artist : Marian McPartland and Friends
Album : 85 Candles - Live In New York
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label :
9:04 PM
Joy Spring
Artist : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 1954
Label : EmArcy
9:13 PM
God Bless the Child
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Very Best of Billie Holiday
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Columbia Legacy
9:15 PM
Parker’s Mood
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Original Bird: The Best of Bird On Savoy
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1988
Label : Savoy Jazz
9:19 PM
Walking My Baby Back Home
Artist : Nat "King" Cole
Album : The World of Nat King Cole
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Capitol
9:25 PM
My Favorite Things
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Last Train - The John Coltrane Anthology
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 1961
Label : Atlantic Jazz
9:41 PM
Alone Again (Naturally)
Artist : Woody Herman
Album : The Raven Speaks
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 1972
Label : Fantasy
9:47 PM
Viva Tirado
Artist : Gerald Wilson Big Band
Album : Moment Of Truth
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1989
Label : Pacific Jazz
9:53 PM
The Peanut Vendor
Artist : Stan Kenton Orchestra
Album : Stompin' at Newport
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Pablo
10:00 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Definive Chet Baker
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Blue Note
10:02 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2005
Label : Epic Legacy
10:10 PM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : Brilliant Corners
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 1956
Label : Riverside
10:22 PM
Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Hot Summer Dance
TrackNumber : 16
ReleaseYear : 1991
Label : Red Baron
10:35 PM
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Very Best of Billie Holiday
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Columbia Legacy
10:40 PM
Red Clay
Artist : Freddie Hubbard
Album : Red Clay
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1970
Label : CTI
10:52 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : The Blues And The Abstract Truth
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1961
Label : Impulse
11:01 PM
Medley: Not For Me, Four Brothers, Blues
Artist : Benny Goodman Orchestra
Album : Big Bands Live
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 1959
Label : Jazz Haus
11:13 PM
Wagon Wheels
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Wonderful! Wonderful!
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : High Note
11:22 PM
Passion Dance
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : The Definitive McCoy Tyner
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Blue Note
11:35 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : The Essential Herbie Hancock
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Columbia Legacy
11:44 PM
Concierto de Aranjuez
Artist : Jim Hall
Album : Concierto
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : CTI


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.