Voices in Jazz

Sunday, 3 to 6 pm on HD-2 and the Jazz Stream

Swing along and sing along with Bob Craig as he brings you the jazz standards from the great American songbook that you know and love!

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WRTI Spotlight
1:24 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Author Marc Myers' 'Why Jazz Happened' on Voices In Jazz

Join us on Sunday, February 24, 5 to 6 pm as host Bob Craig welcomes Marc Myers, author of a newly published book, Why Jazz Happened - a comprehensive insight, from an outsiders view, of how jazz flourished between 1942 and 1972.

You'll also hear vocal recordings to illustrate the book's theme.

Voices in Jazz with host Bob Craig can be heard Sundays from 3 to 6 pm on WRTI HD-2 and the all- jazz stream at wrti.org.

WRTI Spotlight
8:35 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Jazz Vocalist & Pianist Dena DeRose: Oct. 14, 5 pm on Voices in Jazz

Dena DeRose

A special treat this week on Voices in Jazz! The amazingly talented pianist/singer Dena DeRose shares her story about how carpal tunnel syndrome nearly sidelined her piano career, and led to a focus on singing. Today, happily, she's proficient at both and traveling the world as a much in-demand artist. You'll also hear selections from her first solo release -  Travelin' Light, featuring standards from the Great American Songbook recorded live in Antwerp.

Voices In Jazz
5:09 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Sarah & Ella Sing Gershwin: Sept. 23rd, 3 to 6 pm, Voices In Jazz on HD-2

Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald

Both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan recorded Gershwin songbook albums in the late 1950s. The first hour of Voices in Jazz this week will feature recordings from both of these famous jazz singers.

Each will sing stunning versions of "Embraceable You" - and even Louis Armstrong gets to squeeze in a couple of duets with Ella. Also, a rebroadcast of an interview with Carolyn Nelson, a Philadelphia-area singer performing songs from her Come A Little Closer CD. Sunday, September 23rd, 3 to 6 pm on the all-jazz stream and WRTI HD-2.

WRTI Spotlight
1:41 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

The Johnny Hartman Story: Voices in Jazz, August 26th, 5 pm on HD-2

Author Gregg Akkerman has penned a much talked-about biography on the life of jazz singer Johnny Hartman. The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story traces the journey of the Grammy-nominated vocalist from his big-band origins with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie to his storied career as a solo recording artist.

WRTI Spotlight
7:55 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Jeri Southern Birthday Celebration: Voices in Jazz on HD-2, August 5th

We'll remember singer Jeri Southern on the anniversary of her 86th birthday on Sunday, August 5th on Voices in Jazz, 3 to 6 pm on HD-2 and the jazz stream It'll be a special hour with her songs and special guest Dick LaPalm, her one-time manager back in the 1950s. He'll share stories and remembrances of this much-admired lady of music in the 5 pm hour.

WRTI Spotlight
12:48 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Guitarist Kenny Burrell with Singers on Voices in Jazz: July 29 on HD-2

This Sunday, July 29th, 3 to 6 pm, it's a birthday celebration for jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell. You'll hear Mr. Burrell accompanying many singers...including himself.

Also on the birthday calendar: Annie Ross, Karrin Allyson, Kevin Mahogany, and Janis Siegel of the Manhattan Transfer among others. Join us!

WRTI Spotlight
12:59 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Stephanie Nakasian on Voices In Jazz: July 15 on HD-2

Stephanie Nakasian's new release: Show Me The Way

Join host Bob Craig during the 5 pm hour of his show as he interviews vocalist Stephanie Nakasian - it's in celebration of her new CD, Show Me The Way. You'll hear a few songs from the CD as well as a couple of her spot-on impersonations of Anita O'Day and Blossom Dearie.

WRTI Spotlight
6:31 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Voices In Jazz on HD-2: A French Connection on July 8th at 3 pm

Join WRTI host Bob Craig for a celebration of some wonderful songs with a French Connection, including "April in Paris" by Ella Fitzgerald with the Basie band, a new version of "C'est Si Bon" by Halie Loren, and Karrin Allyson's vocalese of Clifford Brown's "Parisian Thoroughfare." Also, songwriter Jimmy McHugh is in the birthday spotlight ("I'm In The Mood For Love" and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood"). Plus, an interview with singer/pianist Patti Wicks.

American Insight's First Annual Festival
7:01 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Bob Craig at Free Speech Film Festival on May 16th

WRTI jazz host Bob Craig will serve as one of the moderators for the Free Speech Film Festival's award ceremony on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm. The one-night festival will take place in the Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society at 427 Chestnut Street  in Philadelphia. More information here.

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