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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December 29, 2013

8:01 PM
Ramona’s Heart
Artist : Tim Warfield
Album : Eye of the Beholder
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:08 PM
Vieux Carre
Artist : Trombone Shorty
Album : Say That To Say This
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Verve
8:13 PM
Artist : Bill O’Connell & The Latin Jazz All-Stars
Album : Zocalo
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Savant
8:20 PM
Giant Steps
Artist : Edward Simon Trio
Album : Live In New York At Jazz Standard
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Sunnyside
8:32 PM
Wild Is The Wind
Artist : Janice Mann/Kenny Werner
Album : Celestial Anomaly
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Pancake Records
8:37 PM
Artist : Mack Avenue Superband
Album : Live! From The Detroit Jazz Festival
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
8:49 PM
Artist : Ian Torres Big Band
Album : The Birth and Development of the Ian Torres Big Band
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Ian Torres
8:57 PM
Serenade In Blue
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : Old, New, Borrowed & The Blues
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mahogany Jaz
9:04 PM
Tea for Two
Artist : Carol Morgan
Album : Retroactive
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Blue Bamboo Music
9:12 PM
Lincoln Center
Artist : Kenny Garrett
Album : Pushing The World Away
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
9:19 PM
Waltz Betty Waltz
Artist : Marc Cary Focus Trio
Album : Four Directions
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Motema
9:24 PM
Reclamation Zone
Artist : Stephan Crump’s Rosetta trio
Album : Thwirl
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Sunnyside
9:33 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : One For Rudy
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : High Note
9:40 PM
If They Could Only See
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For The People
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Origin Records
9:48 PM
Sittin’ On A Secret
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Vectordisc
9:54 PM
Sugar Plum
Artist : Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Album : That's It
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Legacy
10:00 PM
Mambo Inn/On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band
Album : Live In Hollywood
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Concord
10:05 PM
Song For Maura
Artist : Paquito D’Rivera
Album : Song For Maura
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Sunnyside
10:12 PM
Would You Like Some Bongos With That Fugue?
Artist : Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quartet
Album : Where Here Meets There
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica
10:18 PM
Dark Tower
Artist : Hashem Assadullahi
Album : Pieces
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : OA2 Records
10:29 PM
Central Trolley
Artist : Scott Healy Ensemble
Album : Hudson City Suite
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Hudson City Records
10:35 PM
Blues Gathering
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : The Gathering
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Artist Share
10:44 PM
Slide’s Ride
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Bones Of Art
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : High Note
10:50 PM
Hotel California
Artist : Earl Klugh
Album : HandPicked
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Heads Up
11:00 PM
The Sun Within
Artist : Conrad Herwig
Album : A Voice Through The Door
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:09 PM
Mr. Gentle, Mr. Cool
Artist : Planet D Nonet
Album : Swingin' The D
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Detriot Music Factory
11:15 PM
Lights Of Burgundy
Artist : Oliver Jones
Album : Just For My Lady
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Justin Time
11:19 PM
Blue Notes
Artist : Bill Cunliffe Trio
Album : River Edge, New Jersey
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Azica Records
11:25 PM
Nature Boy
Artist : South Florida Jazz Orchestra
Album : South Florida Jazz Orchestra
TrackNumber : 3
Label : MAMA
11:31 PM
Flood In Franklin Park
Artist : Fareed Haque
Album : Out of No Where
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Charleston Square
11:37 PM
My Favorite Things
Artist : Christian McBride Trio
Album : Out Here
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Mack Avenue Records
11:47 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Vince Ector
Album : Organatomy
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : American Showplace Music
11:53 PM
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : Magnetic
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2013
Label : Blue Note


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.