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 14, 2012

8:00 PM
Little Dancer
Artist : OPUS 5
Album : Pentasonic
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:08 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Lee Konitz - Bill Frisell - Gary Peacock - Joey Baron
Album : Enfants Terribles - live at the Blue Note
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Half Note
8:20 PM
Blues for Tahrir
Artist : Todd Marcus
Album : Inheritance
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Hipnotic Records
8:34 PM
I’ll Let You Know
Artist : David Hazeltine
Album : The New Classic Trio
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Sharp 9 Records
8:41 PM
If You Go
Artist : Hope Morgan
Album : It's About Time
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : HLM Music
8:46 PM
I’ve Gotta Be Me
Artist : Harold Mabern
Album : Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr.
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : High Note
8:54 PM
On Broadway
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : 1619 Broadway
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Concord Jazz
9:04 PM
Alexer Is
Artist : Clifton Anderson
Album : And So We Carry On
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Daywood Drive Records
9:18 PM
The Promise
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Vectordisc
9:25 PM
Live From The Last Row
Artist : Reggie Quinerly
Album : Music Inspired by Freedman Town
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Redefinition Music
9:35 PM
My One and Only Love
Artist : George Cables
Album : My Muse
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : High Note
9:44 PM
Artist : Donald Vega
Album : Spiritual Nature
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Resonance Records
9:51 PM
Tailor Made
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Angelic Warrior
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Mack Avenue Records
10:00 PM
Free Action Reaction
Artist : Conrad Herwig
Album : A Voice Through The Door
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
10:09 PM
The Highest Mountain
Artist : Lewis Nash Quintet
Album : The Highest Mountain
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Cellar Live
10:18 PM
Artist : Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters Quartet
Album : Urban Nightingale
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Origin Records
10:25 PM
Phoenix Rising
Artist : Eric Bascom
Album : No Enemy
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Bascom Music
10:33 PM
Artist : Frank Basile Sextet
Album : Joy Road: The Complete works of Pepper Adams Sampler
Composer : Pepper Adams
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Motema
10:38 PM
One Thousand and One Nights
Artist : Marc Johnson - Eliane Elias
Album : Swept Away
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : ECM
10:46 PM
Sad Eyes
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For The People
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Origin Records
10:54 PM
Artist : Jordan Young
Album : Cymbal Melodies
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Posi Tone
11:01 PM
A Walk on the B-H-P
Artist : Clarence Penn
Album : Dali in Cobble Hill
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:11 PM
Artist : Ed Cherry
Album : It's All Good
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Posi Tone
11:17 PM
Artist : John di Martino
Album : Turnaround
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Kilamanjaro Disques
11:22 PM
Criss Cross
Artist : The Skinny
Album : Dig On It
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Tippin' Records
11:30 PM
Artist : Graham Dechter
Album : Takin' It There
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Capri Records
11:37 PM
One For C.J.
Artist : Jeff Holmes Quartet
Album : Of One's Own
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Mile High Records
11:45 PM
Flying Red
Artist : Jerry Bergonzi
Album : Shifting Gears
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Savant
11:55 PM
Nowhere Man
Artist : Russ Nolan
Album : Tell Me
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Rhinoceruss Music


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.