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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October 07, 2012

8:00 PM
Lonely Woman/Nardis
Artist : Fred Hersch Trio
Album : Alive at the Vanguard
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Palmetto Records
8:12 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Lee Konitz - Bill Frisell - Gary Peacock - Joey Baron
Album : live at the Blue Note
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Half Note
8:23 PM
Body And Soul
Artist : Tia Fuller feat. Dianne Reeves
Album : Angelic Warrior
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Mack Avenue Records
8:30 PM
Alexer Is
Artist : Clifton Anderson
Album : And So We Carry On
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Daywood Drive Records
8:55 PM
Guess Who I Saw Today
Artist : Bob Wolfman
Album : Transition
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Bob Wolfman Music
9:04 PM
From Here To A Star
Artist : Lewis Nash Quintet
Album : The Highest Mountain
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Cellar Live
9:14 PM
Sad Eyes
Artist : Pharez Witted
Album : For The People
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Origin Records
9:21 PM
Aquarian Reprieve
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Vectordisc
9:30 PM
Moving On
Artist : Albare iTD
Album : Long Way
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Enja
9:37 PM
Artist : Ed Cherry
Album : It's All Good
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Posi Tone
9:45 PM
You Taught My Heart To Sing
Artist : George Cables
Album : My Muse
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : High Note
9:52 PM
One Hundred Dreams From Now
Artist : Deborah Brown
Album : All Too Soon
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Jazzvoix
10:00 PM
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : The Jazz Hut
10:12 PM
Captain Black
Artist : Captain Black Big Band
Album : Captain Black Big Band
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Posi Tone
10:24 PM
Before It’s Too Late
Artist : Milton Suggs
Album : Lyrical - Volume, 1
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Skiptone Music
10:32 PM
A Weaver of Dreams
Artist : Ben Riley Quartet
Album : Grown Folks Music
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Sunnyside
10:40 PM
Soul Shadows
Artist : Denise Donatelli
Album : Soul Shadows
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Savant Records
10:46 PM
Artist : Russ Nolan
Album : Tell Me
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Rhinoceruss Music
10:54 PM
Artist : Yoron Israel
Album : Visions: The Music of Stevie Wonder
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Ronja Music
11:01 PM
Take Five
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Blue Forest Records
11:14 PM
And This Too Shall Pass
Artist : Stefon Harris - David Sanchez - Christian Scott
Album : Live at Cubadisco
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Concord Jazz
11:28 PM
Artist : Yosvany Terry
Album : Today's Opinion
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:37 PM
NYC 1800’s
Artist : Avery Sharpe
Album : Sojourner Truth "...Ain't I A Woman"
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label :
11:46 PM
Artist : Ralph Peterson Sextet
Album : The Duality Perspective
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Onyx Productions
11:55 PM
Gettin’ It Done
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Gettin' It Done
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Posi Tone


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. 

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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

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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.


The Diamond Sessions
12:35 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

WRTI's Diamond Sessions Premiere Featuring Vocalist Joanna Pascale

Jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale

Join WRTI for the premiere broadcast of The Diamond Sessions featuring jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale, Sunday, February 24th at 8 pm. Hailed for her ability to story tell through music, she has an easy style that is laced with the sophistication that comes from having done your homework and deeply engaging the lyrics of a song. 

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Listen on Sunday Night!
4:04 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Special Re-Broadcast of "Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend" on Dec. 9th at 9 pm

Join WRTI this Sunday night at 9 pm for a special re-broadcast of Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend - a one-hour special that was released in honor of Brubeck's 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his stand-out album, Take Five.

We're all saddened by the huge loss of Dave Brubeck to the music world on December 5th; this program is our way of celebrating the fantastic musical life of this true jazz master.